Understanding Current Hair Loss Treatment Options

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The hair loss industry is a multibillion-dollar business but the vast majority of commercially available products, estimated at 90%, are ineffective to the majority of hair loss sufferers. If one grew a single hair with each remedy out there, they would fill the entire head. Useless rubbish is not only bad for your wallet, it also wastes your valuable time while the hair loss continues. In order to find the most suitable treatment for your condition you should understand how various hair loss treatments work and what you can expect from them.

The currently available hair loss treatments can be, in the first place, divided into surgical and non-surgical therapies. Although there are only a few surgical techniques currently applied, the non-surgical spectrum is wide and confusing. There seem to be thousands of non-surgical treatment options available to those who seek to avoid hair surgery. Propecia also known under its generic name finasteride and Rogaine (minoxidil) might be amongst the best known medicinal hair loss treatments, while dried fruits of saw palmetto and a Chinese herb, He Shou Wu, also known as Fo-Ti, are the natural ingredients most often mentioned in alternative hair loss remedies.

The non-surgical hair loss therapies can be in principle broken down into medicinal and alternative treatments, whereas when considering methods of application, they can be divided into oral treatments, topical treatments and others, such as LaserComb. Alternative treatments are typically, but not exclusively, associated with using naturally derived active substances. Irrespective of the aforementioned breakdowns, hair growth treatments work either by blocking the activity of dihydrotestosterone, also called anti-androgens, or by stimulating new hair growth in the balding areas. Although scientists are constantly searching for new approaches to treating hair loss such as hair cloning any such new therapies are at least five years away.