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Hair Loss Treatments and Vitamin Suppliments
Hair Loss Treatments and Vitamins
I know that thinning hair is a problem for many. Hair loss is not only in men but in women as well. It seems that it happens to men more than women, but nevertheless it happens to both sexes. Many try to stop the hair loss with different treatments, topical treatments or vitamin supplements. The question on the minds of those losing hair is what actually works? There are many different theories out there and not all of them work. One thing may work for you but not for someone else. Hair loss treatment is something that is important to many.
There is a vast array of topical hair treatments available, everything from Rogaine to Nioxin. These are said to help prevent hair loss and regrow hair. However, there are many side effects to these drugs. It is sometimes hard to find the right hair loss treatment for you.
When using Rogaine keep in mind that it must be used for at least four months to see results. It is also a good idea to check out the side effects of this topical hair treatment.
1. When using Rogaine one may experience burning of the scalp.
2. Stinging of the scalp may occur while using this product.
3. Redness is possible while using Rogaine, this occurs on the application spot along with burning and stinging.
4. Other side effects may be dizziness.
5. fast or irregular heartbeat
7. chest pain
It is rare to have an allergic reaction to Rogaine, but it can happen. If you see that you get a rash, itching/swelling, severe dizziness and/or difficulty breathing see a doctor immediately.
Nioxin is another product for hair loss treatment that some feel helps prevent hair loss effectively.. However, the company does not imply that at all. The company says that this is a hair treatment program that will make thinning hair appear fuller and healthier. This is a good product with minimal side effects. It has been reported that Nioxin may cause redness and scalp irritation in some people.
The two products that I mentioned above are on opposite ends of the scale as far as hair loss treatments go. There are so many on the market it is unbelievable. I encourage you to do some research before you start a hair loss treatment.
Another option would be vitamins. I know that when I was taking prenatal vitamins my hair felt healthy, thick and fabulous. That being said my hair was always thick. Vitamins help from the inside out, they do the work on the inside of the body,something that a topical treatment can not do. The Key to growing and keeping healthy hair in good nutrition. Hair loss vitamins can be purchased from different companies. They contain vitamins that are necessary, to not only healthy hair but a healthy body as well. One of the best things about vitamins, no side effects!
I do not have all the answers, but it seems that no one else actually does either. Hair loss is a genetic problem that may or may not be treated. It is possible to use everything available and still lose your hair. When choosing a hair loss treatment you should consider all of your options.
Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt
Propecia, this drug was used (in higher doses) for the treatments of prostate issues in men, but doctors have recently found that it can be used to treat male pattern baldness. How does it work? The use of Propecia tends to block the male hormones on the skin that cause baldness. This drug in only available by prescription from your doctor, you will need to talk to him about your concerns. It is easy to remember, it is taken in a pill form just one time per day. However; this drug cannot be used by women, it is shown to produce birth defects in women of the childbearing age, and it may not be an effective treatment for older women.
Hair transplants, these require the relocation of plugs of skin. These can come from other parts of the scalp, but they must contain active hair follicles to be successful. This is done in sessions; the hair is implanted in 10 to 60 per session. A hair that is transplanted may fall out, but most of the time a new hair will grow back in from that hair plug. A good doctor can make this look very natural by making sure that enough there are enough hair plugs very close together. The restoration of hair can provide a great boost in self esteem.
Skin Lifts and Scalp Reduction
Then we have the skin lifts and grafts, this is when a “flap” of skin with hair plugs is produced by making surgical cuts near the balding area, the flap is then moved onto the balding area.
Scalp reduction this is a form of cosmetic surgery. This is when the surgeon tightens the scalp so that hair – bearing skin from the sides and back of the head is pulled toward the top of the head where the hair is needed. However, this procedure is rare.
Different Types of Hairloss
The different types of hair loss:
- Involutional alopecia, this is a naturally occurring condition where one loses their hair as the age and the hair that is remaining grows thinner and fewer.
- Androgenic alopecia, a genetic condition that can affect men and women. When a man has this it is called male pattern baldness. Men suffering from this condition can experience hair loss in their teens. This condition is characterized by hair falling out on the crown and frontal scalp, not to mention a receding hairline. In women it is called female pattern baldness and is characterized by a thinning of the hair over the complete scalp. For women the most hair is lost on the crown of the head.
- Alopecia areata this is something that starts suddenly and will cause patchy hair loss in both children and adults. This can result in the loss of all hair on your head, but oftentimes it returns within a few years.
- Alopecia universalis this condition will cause all of your hair to fall out this includes the eye brows, eyelashes, and pubic hair.
- Trichotillomania this is seen most frequently in children who have a psychological disorder. In essence they are pulling their own hair out.
- Telogen effluvium is a temporary thinning of the hair all over the scalp and is brought on by changes in the growth cycle of hair. Basically this is shedding.
© 2013 Shelly Wyatt