Whether due to age, genetics, hormones or other factors, hair loss can be incredibly difficult to experience. Luckily, there are many surgical and non-surgical options available today to help restore hair density and growth. So when is the best time to start treating hair loss?
Signs and Symptoms of hair loss
The signs and symptoms of hair loss look very similar in men and is generally called male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). This condition affects up to 70 percent of men. Hair loss can start as early as the teen years but is more common in adult men. Male pattern baldness typically begins at the temples or the crown of the head.
Female pattern hair loss begins and shows much different signs and patterns than males. About 40 percent of women are affected by this condition with first signs of thinning at the top of the scalp. For women, the back of the scalp is the area that is least affected.
Other common causes of hair loss include thyroid conditions, hormonal changes, medications, or stress. During your hair restoration consultation at UFP Hair Restoration it is important that you discuss your your full medical history and any medications you’ve been taking. If you are a female who’s medical history includes any of the common reasons for hair loss, it is important that you also see your primary care physician for labs and any additional medical testing.
The Best Time for Hair Loss Treatment
At UFP Hair Restoration we are proud to offer our patients a variety of treatment options. Our treatment options range from minimal to more invasive procedures that fit your needs no matter what stage in the hair loss process you’re in.
The best time to start treating hair loss is as early into the process as possible, no matter what age a person is. Individuals who are just noticing hair loss can start to get ahead of it with topical and/or oral medications that can promote hair density while slowing down hair loss. Propecia, also known as finasteride, is a popular prescription medication that has been known to treat hair loss. With consistent use, hair loss typically slows down and stabilizes in most cases. Some patients have reported moderate growth but finasteride is primarily used to help patients hang on to the hair they have. This either makes it so further hair loss treatments are not necessary or helps aide in the overall result of any hair restoration procedure.
Rogaine, or minoxidil, is a powerful over-the-counter topical medication that can be used either on its own or it can be paired with finasteride. Results after consistent use showed an improvement in hair growth and hair density.
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