Hair loss and thinning can occur in both males and females. Normally, we may lose about 100 hair strands per day. If hair loss exceeds this amount, it may indicate abnormal conditions that require attention. Serious hair loss should be promptly addressed by a doctor to diagnose the underlying causes and determine suitable prevention and treatment methods for the individual. For those seeking the appropriate treatments for hair loss and thinning hair, this article will provide guidance.
Jirayu Jatechayanon MBChB
June 14, 2021
Causes of hair loss and thinning hair
Before seeking treatment, it is important to understand the underlying causes of hair loss and thinning. Various conditions may be associated with hair loss, including hormone imbalances, thyroid diseases, stress, chemotherapy, drug allergies, infections (such as HIV), abnormalities of the immune system, SLE disease, anemia, and genetics. The symptoms of hair loss may be found in patches or spread over the whole scalp.
5 Tips to treat hair loss and thinning hair
1. Using topical medication
The first simple treatment for hair loss and thinning hair is to apply minoxidil, which comes in foam or liquid form. This topical drug should be applied to the scalp twice a day, of which continuous treatment may take the duration of 3 to 6 months. Minoxidil is suitable for both males and females, and can effectively reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. With long-term use (the duration of which may vary by individual), new hairs will gradually grow. However, this drug should be used under the doctor’s suggestion for its safety.
2. Using oral medition
Taking oral medication is another option to cure hair loss and thinning hair. In Thailand, there are two FDA-approved hair loss medications: minoxidil and finasteride, which can reduce hair loss and accelerate new hair growth. However, improper use of the drug can lead to harmful side effects, so it is important to use it only under the guidance and care of a doctor.
3. PRP injection
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection is one of the popular hair loss treatments. This method is a medical innovation in which the patient’s whole blood is centrifuged in order to extract only concentrated platelets, which will be injected into the scalp to restore and stimulate the function of the hair follicle cells, thus boosting the new hair growth. According to the research data, hair specialists around the world recommend that PRP injections be performed 3 to 5 times every month, with repetition every 6 months, to achieve long-lasting results. Typically, noticeable improvement can be observed within 3 to 4 months after the first treatment.
4. Cell therapy
Cell therapy, or cell injection, is an innovative method for cellular regeneration that utilizes complete cells to aid in the treatment of various diseases, as well as for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of hair loss and thinning. This method rejuvenates the cells and is a safe technique with rare side-effects that can deliver long-term, satisfactory results, including thicker and healthier hair. Cell therapy is sometimes mistaken for a process that utilizes stem cells to generate new hair follicles, but in reality, it is a cellular-level stimulation that promotes hair growth and strength. As a result, it leads to the development of thicker and larger hair strands, rather than new follicles.
5. Permanent hair transplantation
Permanent hair transplantation is another popular solution for hair loss and thinning hair, as the extent of these issues can vary from person to person. Hair transplantation can be performed through either hair transplant surgery or laser treatment. The doctor will determine the appropriate technique and treatment guidelines for each patient, in order to achieve the most effective results.
While this article provides practical treatments for hair loss and thinning hair, it is important to note that the most effective solution may vary based on an individual’s specific problems and needs. If you are experiencing hair problems, you can seek advice from the Bangkok Hair Clinic, which has a specialized medical team and modern innovations to provide the most effective, suitable, and safe solutions for your needs.
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