In the treatment of hair loss, the diagnosis must first be made correctly. Then, only an effective treatment method can be followed. Hair loss is the field of dermatology and examination of the patient by a dermatologist will be the first step for diagnosis and treatment.
It is easy to recognize hair loss due to genetic reasons in men, and while a laboratory test is generally not needed, laboratory tests are needed for non-standard male and female hair loss.
Treatment of Genetic Hair Loss
To date, only 2 drugs have been approved by the FDA in the treatment of genetic hair loss. Minoxil and Finasterid.
It can be used for genetic hair loss for both men and women. Although the mechanism of action is not fully known, it is thought to be through mitochondria. Although it is not a definite solution, it can delay the process and provide relief.
It is only used in male genetic hair loss. It blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT. It is mostly preferred in young patients. Various side effects such as decreased sexual desire may occur in a minority of patients.
The above-mentioned active ingredients and various vitamins are given to the skin by injection. There are no clear results on efficacy and side effects. Its superiority over the above drugs has not been proven. Activity is temporary. Although current studies show that it is insufficient, more studies are needed. It has not yet been approved by the FDA. Your doctor will decide whether the treatment is suitable for you.
What Does PRP Mean?
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma means the person’s own natural plasma fluid, which contains quite a lot of thrombocytes. What is applied in PRP is the person’s own blood. Since the person used has his own blood, it is not possible for any immune reaction to occur. PRP does not cause an allergic reaction.
- It is very practical and safe to apply to the patient.
- The results of the PRP treatment technique are long-term.
- It has rejuvenating and constructive effects.
- Supports all vital functions of the skin, apart from creating new collagen.
- Rejuvenates the skin by filling it. In this way, it takes part in the elimination of wrinkles and lines.
To ensure the permanence of hair follicles after hair transplantation. (PRP supported FUE).
To complete recovery in a very short time after hair transplantation.
Rejuvenating and revitalizing newly transplanted hair follicles after hair transplantation.
There are not enough studies about its effectiveness. More scientific studies are needed. It has not yet been approved by the FDA.
Your doctor will decide whether the treatment is suitable for you.
Laser Treatment for Hair Loss
Low-level laser treatments were used for the first time in 1992 to increase hair growth, and in 2007, it was approved by the FDA for its safety, except for the treatment of hair loss. The diode laser used induces cell growth.
Treatment of Non-Genetic Hair Loss
It depends entirely on the diagnosis. Usually laboratory testing and biopsy are required. Describing different treatment models for each diagnosis here may cause confusion in patients. It is best to get help directly from a dermatology specialist. All treatment methods and contents listed above may vary in the light of scientific developments. Your doctor will determine the right approach and decisions.