Hair loss shampoos: These shampoos tend to do one of the following:
● Help your hair hold moisture, which makes hair look fuller and thicker
● Lessen breakage, which can reduce thinning
While hair loss shampoos may do the above, they cannot regrow hair or prevent hair loss from worsening.
A dermatologist’s diagnosis is best before treating hair loss
If you think you have FPHL, it’s important to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Women develop hair loss for many reasons. Other common causes of hair loss in women can look a lot like FPHL. Each of these causes requires different treatment. Without the right treatment, hair loss often continues.
You can find a dermatologist in your area by going to Find a Dermatologist.
● See a dermatologist to make sure that you have FPHL — and to rule out another condition, which may be causing your hair loss.
● Treatment works best when started at the first sign of hair loss.
● Minoxidil is the most-recommended treatment for FPHL.
● Whether the newer treatments for hair loss, such as the lasers for at-home use, are safe for long-term use and can continue to stimulate new hair growth remain to be seen.
How Getting a Hair Transplant Actually Works
Like most cosmetic procedures, hair transplants are a very personal, private experience. That is, unless you’re the self-proclaimed “Human Ken Doll,” aka Justin Jedlica. The famous plastic surgery fan recently welcomed cameras into his procedure room at Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, as he had 900 pieces of skin extracted from the back of his head in order to transplant the follicles to other areas. However, because most hair transplants (often known by the antiquated phrase “hair plugs”) are performed without an audience, (or even without the person saying they had one afterward) they can seem mysterious to someone who may be considering the procedure, making it easily stigmatized.
In reality, hair transplants can look far more realistic than their reputation has long implied. The procedure is more advanced than ever, and there’s more information available to potential patients. Here are seven things anyone intrigued by hair transplants needs to know, whether you’re looking to move forward with it as a hair-loss solution or you’re simply curious about the procedure.