We are proud to offer our patients the best hair loss treatments when it comes to hair loss and hair thinning. The best hair loss treatments of 2021 range from something as simple as a supplement to our most invasive treatment being hair transplant surgery. We can provide our patients with hair restoration solutions no matter what stage of hair loss you are currently facing.
Rogaine (minoxidil) was FDA-approved in 2006 making it the first topical treatment that has been proven to prevent hair loss in both men and women. Rogaine works by helping slow the process of male or female pattern baldness by strengthening and thickening existing hair follicles. Individuals who use Rogaine can expect their hair to become stronger and thicker with consistent use. When Rogaine is stopped, hair loss and thinning can be expected to continue soon after. Unfortunately, this topical medication does not typically cause regrowth of lost hair. In some cases, hair growth does occur but is typically fine, thin regrowth of dormant hair follicles.
Rogaine is an over-the-counter medication that can be used topically one to two times per day. It is available in two different strengths, regular and extra strength. However, the extra strength is intended for male pattern baldness only, while the regular strength can be used for male or female pattern baldness.
Finasteride commonly known as Propecia, is another FDA-approved medication used to treat hair loss. Finasteride is a prescription medication and is typically prescribed to men who are suffering from male pattern baldness. Propecia can be prescribed for women but is not recommended for women in childbearing years. Finasteride works effectively for about 90 percent of men suffering from hair loss. This medication works by blocking the production of the male hormone in the scalp called DHT (androgen dihydrotestosterone). This hormone miniaturizes hair follicles which is what results in balding, thinning, and ultimately hair loss.
Just like Rogaine, Finasteride does require a long-term commitment in order to notice and maintain results. After approximately three months of consistent use individuals can start to see a noticeable difference in their hair. Rogaine and Finasteride can be used together to optimize results.
Nutrafol is an effective hair loss supplement that is well-known to help thicken hair for both men and women. Nutrafol is a 100% drug free supplement that is made up of a mix of botanical ingredients that target multiple hair loss triggers such as poor nutrition, stress, DHT, free radicals and support a healthy thyroid. There are different formulations for men, women and women who are experiencing menopause.
Hair Injection Therapy
Hair injection therapy requires injections that are great options for patients who are in the early stages of hair loss. These treatments can help strengthen and thicken existing hair and regrow dormant hair follicles. Hair injection therapy isn’t for everyone and should be discussed and evaluated in a consultation with an experienced provider.
Hair Transplant Surgery
Hair transplant surgery is the most invasive option to treat hair loss in both men and women but is a long-term solution. Hair that is transplanted is not affected by hair loss anymore. But the surrounding hair can still be affected and that is why it is important to continue oral or topical medications following hair transplant. Results from a hair transplant are typically noticed in 6-12 months following the procedure.
To consult with one of two of our experienced, specialized hair restoration surgeons, please contact our Draper or Layton office at (801)776-2220 or visit www.utahhairmd.com.