The solution to hair loss depends on its cause, since not all hair loss types have the same origin. This is why a correct diagnosis is fundamental to define the most effective therapy. Following are the main solutions:
Hair transplant surgery, Stem cell treatment, PRP, Local galenical therapies, Systemic therapies.
Finasteride is one of the cornerstones when it comes to the fight against androgenic alopecia.
Finasteride inhibits the action of the enzyme 5α-reductase (type 2), that turns testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, the active form that causes hair loss.
The recommended dose is 1 mg per day for at least 6 months. Especially patients at the early stages of androgenic alopecia positively respond to this dose.
Finasteride causes some side effects and this is the reason why it is important to rely on a specialist for its prescription.
Minoxidil is used as a topical medication against hair loss in its 2% and 5% formulations.
It was initially used as a blood pressure medication until scientists accidentally discovered that one of its side effects was an excessive hair growth.
In the 1990s it was approved as a topical lotion for treating alopecia.
It works by prolonging the anagen phase, thus thickening miniaturized hair.
LOCAL GALENICAL THERAPIES
Besides the most common medical therapies we described, it is also possible to create personalized treatments thanks to the help of specialized pharmacies.
It is a cosmetic treatment used to simulate shaven hair in hairless areas using micro-pigments (< 15µ).
It can be used by itself or in combination with hair transplant to create more density. It is different from tattoos because of the pigment used, the depth in which it is deposited and the highly specific devices used by the technician.
One of the advantages of tricopigmentation is its temporary nature. The treatment lasts about 2 years and patients are always free to change their mind.
In what cases can tricopigmentation be applied?
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alopecia Areata
- Advanced hair loss
- Diffused hair thinning
- Scars on the scalp
- Strip scars in the donor area
Following are the effects the technician can achieve:
- Shaved effect
- Density effect
- Scar camouflage
HAIR REPLACEMENT SYSTEM
It represents a natural hair replacement, created using real human hair and customized according to the patient’s needs.
It can be used in case of:
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alopecia Universalis
- Scarring Alopecia
- When a hair transplant is not possible
- Hair loss caused by chemotherapy
HEALTHY DIET AND LIFESTYLE
A balanced and healthy diet is fundamental for the health of our hair. The importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables every day should never be underestimated.
Experts suggest we avoid big quantities of processed food or canned goods because they are often lacking in vitamins.
It is also important not to smoke and drink alcohol. Two glasses of red wine per day are recommended due to the presence of resveratrol.
In case you are taking any antibiotics that may interfere with vitamin absorption it is essential to eat more fruit and vegetables or take nutritional supplements.