Medication For Men's Hair Loss - Pros and Cons
Posted on 23rd March 2021 at 19:59
Hair loss can be extremely upsetting for both men and women. There are lots of options to choose from when you want to tackle hair loss, but how do you know which one to go for? Luckily, we at KA Hair Solutions are here to talk you through your decision-making process. This time we’re going to look at the pros and cons of taking medication to help restore male hair loss. Read on to find out more.
Have you decided that it is time to do something about your hair loss?
Hair loss is usually completely normal, however it can sometimes be caused by a medical condition. In fact, it is normal to shed anything from 50 to 100 hairs a day. But when you think you are losing more than that, it can be very distressing.
As such, it is worth getting checked out by your doctor, particularly if balding does not run in your family and if your hair loss is especially rapid.
Once you have eliminated any medical conditions, you can begin to think about your options for addressing your hair loss.
One option is to take medication.
The most common kinds of medication are Finasteride and Minoxidil.
Suitable only for male consumption, Finasteride. You take the 1mg pill once a day and need to take it at the same time every day. The reduction in your hair loss and any hair regrowth only lasts for as long as you take the medication.
It is not suitable for people who are allergic to any other medicines, have severe bladder, liver or other serious problems.
Minoxidil is safe for both men and women. It helps prevent further hair loss and helps hair regrowth in people suffering from androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil can be applied in a liquid (such as in a shampoo) or a foam to the scalp. It is available without prescription.
The common side effects of Minoxidil are headaches, unwanted hair growth on other parts of the body and face as well as itching. The new hair can often be very different to your existing hair. A very rare side effect of Minoxidil is increased hair loss.
It is applied once or twice a day to the bald patches. The results last for as long as you use the product.
You should not use Minoxidil if you have high blood pressure, have a scalp condition, are completely bald or have a medical condition that is incompatible with Minoxidil. If you have any medical conditions, speak to your doctor before using Minoxidil.
Clearly, using medication to help reduce your hair loss is not a simple decision that is without any repercussions.
However, another choice available to you is a wig. Wearing a wig is a great way to deal with hair loss. You can experiment with your look easily and change styles instantaneously; however, wigs do not have the same level of security as a hair replacement systems.
A hair replacement system is a great solution to hair loss. The piece is fitted for you in our fabulous studio and blended into your existing hair to create an undetectable, stylish and natural finish.
It is made from real human hair and is designed to mimic your own hair type and colour.
Hair Replacement is a non-surgical procedure, so there is no incision, no pain, scarring or any side effects.
Remember what it felt like to run your fingers through your hair?
Now you can welcome back that feeling!
Faster and less expensive than surgery, high-quality, non-surgical hair replacement process re-creates the look and feel of your own natural hair.
Call KA Hair Solutions on 01 555 2903 today to start discussing your options.
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