Hair loss medication can be highly effective in treating a number of different hair loss conditions. A lot of individuals suffering from hair loss mistakenly believe that their only solution is hair transplant surgery. Understandably, many people do not want to go down this route. However, what they do not realise is that there are other options available. You can treat your hair loss and feel confident again via utilising medical methods of hair restoration. That’s right: there are several different types of medication available to deal with various kinds of hair loss. Therefore, the chances of you needing surgery are minimised. The two types of hair growth tablets we advocate are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Discover more about both below.
Let’s begin with one of the most popular medications for hair loss: Minoxidil. Minoxidil is the most popular. It was originally used to treat high blood pressure, however, people soon started to notice that hair growth was a side effect. Nowadays, the medication is used to slow balding and to stimulate hair growth. It is believed that it is most effective for individuals who are under the age of 40 and have started using the medication as soon as possible. This medication comes in a liquid form and individuals who utilise it are supposed to apply it to their scalp twice a day. It is extremely important to be aware of the fact that if you exceed this recommended dosage you won’t actually promote faster hair growth. In fact, the only thing you are doing is increasing your chance of suffering from side effects. You must follow the exact instructions given to you by one of our experienced consultants.
While side effects are rare, you do need to be aware of them. This includes weight gain, swelling of the lower legs, feet, hands or face, numbness or tingling of the face, feet, or hands, light-headedness, flushing, fast heartbeat, chest pain, and blurred vision.
Aside from Minoxidil, you have the option of Finasteride. How does this work? It essentially inhibits the enzyme converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. This has the effect of treating patients who have experienced androgenetic alopecia. This is one of the most common types of hair loss. It occurs in males and it is when they experience baldness in patterns.
In terms of side effects, some of the more common side effects in men (one in 100), are as follows: ejaculation problems, a decrease in the amount of semen produced during sex, a low libido, and impotence. If you experience any of these side effects, please give us a call and book a consultation with the prescribing doctor.
Minoxidil and Finasteride are definitely the two most common and effective medicines used in order to treat hair loss. Nonetheless, you should never jump right in and purchase one of these medications. This is highly ill-advised. You need to have a thorough consultation with a professional who will talk you through your options and suggest the best medication based on your type of hair loss specifically.
In fact, the most important thing you need to do if you begin to notice a bit of hair loss is to have a consultation with an expert doctor. This will put your mind at ease because the professional will be able to give you some more information about what has happened and the type of hair loss you are experiencing. They will then explain the different options that are available to you and they will advise you on which are likely to be the most effective.
Book a consultation with one of our experts and they will advise on the best hair growth tablets for you, giving you thorough instructions on how to take the tablets or apply the treatment.
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Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the different types of hair loss medication that are available. A lot of people do not realise that this is a viable option when it comes to hair restoration. However, these tablets and creams can be very effective. It is important, however, to ensure you are on the right type of treatment for your specific type of hair loss, which is why a consultation is a must. You can reach us at Longevita on 0203 691 6851. Do not hesitate to give us a call if you would like to book an appointment or you have any questions.