In the world today there are 4 FDA approved treatments for hair loss;
One is surgical; three is non-surgical.
⦁ Hair Transplantation (Surgical)
⦁ Minoxidil 5% Foam/Spray (Medical)
⦁ Finasteride 1mg tablets (Medical)
⦁ Low-Light Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Finasteride is a medication that blocks the formation of DHT. DHT binds to receptors in hair follicles and causes them to shrink, weaken and eventually die. Decrease of the dihydrotestosterone levels stabilizes hair loss and improves the thickness of follicles.
The best results were seen in the crown and mid-scalp areas. Finasteride is used only in Male Type Alopecia.
Minoxidil 5% foam/spray applied over the skin of the scalp. It increases the blood flow to the hair follicles. It supplies more nutrition, stimulates, and prolongs the anagen phase of the hair cycle. Minoxidil approved for the use of both male and female pattern baldness.
Low-Level Laser Treatment (LLLT) is a novel non-surgical hair loss treatment. The laser light used to stimulate cell growth and regenerate hair follicles. It combats with hair loss several ways; increases the volume and appearance of hair.
FDA approved LLLT for both male and female pattern baldness treatment. It is specifically efficient in androgenetic alopecia, which is also known as male or female pattern baldness.