It’s one of the hardest things for a man or a woman to deal with. For men, it might be expected that with age comes hair loss, but it’s still difficult for many to handle. One day you have that head full of hair and then it starts to disappear. Within a few years, many men end up seeing a bald man in the mirror that wasn’t there before.
For women, the loss of hair can be even more devastating. Men are, after all, expected to lose at least some hair as they get older, but women don’t have the same rules applied to them. For a woman to lose her hair is viewed all too often as a loss of beauty and it can have a profoundly negative effect on her own personal views of herself.
For many decades the best option that people who sought treatment for hair loss were questionable “hair tonics” made by flimflams and sold at stands by highways. Luckily, the world has progressed and scientists found legitimate hair loss treatments. Today, there are many ways to treat hair loss. Let’s look at a few:
Medication is one of the most often seen treatments out there. You probably have seen it advertised, well, just about everywhere. The most common seen method at one point was Minoxidil which is often advertised under certain brand names. This is the actual “tonic”, as it were, that a person actually rubs into their scalp. It does, indeed, do what it says it does: You will have hair loss slow down and eventually you will regrow hair. The downside to this treatment is that it must be used daily. If you stop using it your hair loss will begin again.
The other form is to take a pill that will also slow hair loss and can also regrow hair. The downside for this is much the same: You have to take the pill daily or the effects will wear off. This form of medication is also less effective in men over the age of 60. It also shouldn’t be taken by pregnant women.
You can also get laser therapy today. These lower-level lasers can treat hereditary hair loss for both women and men. It has been shown to actually enhance the hair follicle itself, resulting in thicker hair!
Finally, you can get what is usually considered to be the most permanent form of hair loss treatment: hair transplants. This does involve an actual surgery and is also one of the most recommended for women. The process works by taking small patches of skin from other places on the scalp and grafting them onto the areas where the hair loss has been experienced. The drawbacks to this treatment is that it can take multiple surgeries to get the results you want and it can get pretty expensive.
Whichever treatment you choose out of these options, always make sure that it’s the right one for you!