Hair loss is quite common in both men and women. This can have a horrendous effect on your daily life. However, many solutions are now available in the market such as medical supplement, vitamins, PRP(platelet rich plasma –PHAT procedure) and for the more significant cases of hair loss, hair transplant.
Actually, 40 % of men will have hair loss by age of 35 and it is called male pattern baldness. Even women can start having thinning of their hair at a young age. Fortunately, Dr. Abi Akl is able to offer a wide range of hair restoration options.
Hair Growth Vitamins
It is well known that hair loss is affected by stress, the conversion of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to testosterone and environmental factors.
Nutrafol is a drug free supplement made of more than 20 plants. It inhibits stress hormones and the conversion of DHT to testosterone, and it includes antioxidants which can help people experiencing hair thinning.
Hair Loss Medications and Supplements
These medications and supplements can be given alone for people seeking to maintain a strong hair, or in those with mild hair loss, or they can be coupled to other treatment modalities such as PRP or hair transplant in cases of significant hair loss.
The first FDA-approved drug for male pattern baldness. Finasteride, also called Proscar and Propecia, reduces the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT, a hormone that is known for shrinking hair follicles and contributing to hair loss in men.
This topical solution, also known as Rogaine, has been proven to treat hereditary hair loss in both men and women. Minoxidil stimulates hair follicles and revives the hair growth cycle to encourage a thicker and healthier hair.
Dr. Abi Akl is an expert in hair restoration. During your consultation, he will guide you through all the available options of hair restoration and together will decide on the best treatment for your case.
If you are experiencing hair loss, schedule a virtual or clinical appointment or call our office.