Hair loss treatment usually depends on what caused the hair fall in the first place, so it’s important to understand what caused the problem. There are multiple causes for hair loss, the most common being androgenic alopecia in men, also known as male pattern baldness. Almost 95% of men suffer from it, and about 25% of men start being affected even before the age of 21. There is also something called female androgenic alopecia, which is commonly known as female pattern baldness. However, it affects only about 50% of females and starts usually after menopause or the age of 60. Unlike male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness results in thinning of hair, and not a receding hairline.
Before you think of hair transplantation, you need to understand the hair growth cycle. Every single strand of hair on your body goes through three stages in its life cycle. The three stages are the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. The anagen phase is basically the growth phase, and it is said that about 85% of hair on a person’s head is in the anagen phase at any given time. A longer anagen phase means a longer growth period, as this is when the hair root is dividing rapidly, causing 1 cm of hair growth every 28 days. This phase usually lasts for 2-7 years, depending on genetics.
In the early stages, hair loss can be treated using medications, once it is recognized. There are only a few approved medications to slow down hair loss, but they do have some side effects. More importantly, pretty much all of the commercial miracle solutions are useless, if not harmful, so don’t even consider them. Only after careful examination of your case, we prescribe medicines that may be effective in slowing down hair loss.
Medical hair loss treatments are effective only until a certain point. Once you’ve actually lost your hair, there’s no other option for hair loss treatment other than surgery. Contrary to popular belief, homeopathic methods do not work, and surgery is the only way to go. At Dr. Rubin’s Hair Restoration, we use state of the art equipment and adopt the latest and most effective techniques.