Management of Female and Male Hair loss

PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a newer cosmetic treatment that has showed lots of great promise in the management of androgentic hair loss. The PRP procedure is detailed here


finasteride

An oral prescription of this prescription drug  blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  It is approved for use in men only but can be used off-label in women, but has teratogenic effects


Rogaine 

Topical minoxidil 5% can reduce the rate of hair loss. It is available over the counter. .


aldactone

This is an anti-androgen (spironolactone, flutamide, cimetidine)which can bind to androgen receptors and block the action of DHT.  This is also used in the treatment of acne.


camouflage

Wigs and hairpieces can be found locally or online.  Hair fibers such as Toppik are also frequently used to mask areas of sparse hair growth. 


Hair Transplant

The idea is to move multiple punched out grafts of hair follicles (taken from the androgen-insensitive parts of the scalp close to the neck line) and move them to the balding androgen-sensitive parts of the scalp.