Medical Hair Loss Treatments – Hair Growth Pills and Laser Therapy
Currently, there are only two medications that are FDA approved for the treatment of hair loss. Both of these hair loss treatments have to be used continuously for sustained results, and when discontinued, the process of balding resumes.
In addition, a combination treatment of both hair loss drugs are found to have added benefit for men with adrogenetic alopecia.
For those people who are adverse to medical therapy, Low Light Level Laser is also recommended to stimulate hair growth.
Low Light Level Laser
A ‘cool laser’ that is painless and emits visible red light has gained FDA approval. It works by increasing the vascularization and blood supply to the scalp and hair follicles. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which leads to the repair of damaged hair follicles.
For people who are adverse to medical therapy, this is an ideal alternative treatment plan. When combined with medications, the effects are better. This is also the only treatment that allows patient to cut down on the frequency of usage with time. This treatment requires patients to undergo twenty minutes sessions up to three times a week initially, and eventually, maintenance on a monthly basis. Some patients do experience mild tingling sensation to the scalp.