Hair loss / Male pattern baldness; is there a permanent cure? (Photos)
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Male pattern hair loss is a genetic trait. At this time, there is no permanent cure for this genetic trait.
Male pattern hair loss is a genetic trait. At this time, there is no permanent cure for this genetic trait. Medications such as Propecia is not a permanent cure.
Medical treatment may be effective but it is of importance to bare in mind that it does not cure male pattern baldness completely. Finasteride and Minoxidil will help prevent and slow down the hair loss. However, a surgery is the only permanent solution to hair loss. The follicles are removed from those area that are not affected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes the actual hair loss, and then replaced in the recipient area. Hair loss in these hormone-resistent grafts will not be experienced.
Unfortunately there is no permanent cure at this time for hair loss.However,there are several effective methods for stopping hair loss and possibly thickening up some of your miniaturized hairs.Rogaine(Minoxidil) and Propecia(Finasteride) are the 2 FDA approved medications that stop hair loss.Low level laser light is an FDA approved non-pharmacological treatment method.PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma) is another non-pharmacological adjunct that is showing more promise in its ability to combat hair thinning and loss.And of course,hair transplants are very effective and they are permanent.
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