Hair Loss Medications in Bedford, TX
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What Are Hair Loss Medications?
Quite often when individuals first begin to experience thinning hair and hair loss, they'll attempt minimally invasive, nonsurgical alternatives to restore their missing hair and prevent further balding. With recent innovations in the hair restoration industry, there's a wide range of these treatments available to Bedford, TX patients. One such treatment is hair loss medications, including topicals and pills. At Essential Dermatology Group, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Calvin Williams will determine the cause of your baldness and discuss your hair growth treatment options. The two most common prescription medications are Finasteride for men and Minoxidil for both women and men. Both treatments are approved by the FDA and have their own distinct purpose in treating baldness.
What Are Hair Loss Medication Treatment Options?
Finasteride is a medication that prevents testosterone from converting to DHT by around 70%, which helps to control, stop, and also restore hair loss in men. Facts about this medication:
- It's the sole FDA-approved oral medicine for treating male pattern baldness
- The medication is 90% successful
- It takes about a year to achieve ideal results
Minoxidil is an FDA-approved topical medication that's used to help stabilize hair loss and encourage hair growth in both men and women. Facts about this medicine:
- Minoxidil taken twice a day has been proven to regrow hair in 85% of men and 60% of women
- Noticeable outcomes might take 4 – 6 months, yet many patients may require 12 months of twice-daily use
- This medication may be initiated 6 weeks – 3 months before hair transplant surgery to possibly prevent or restrict hair thinning that might occur following surgery
Essential Dermatology Group Reviews
Dr. Williams caught a skin cancer that other docs ignored. I recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Williams and his staff are awesome. My hair has started growing like crazy due to the regimen Dr. Williams started me on. I am so grateful!
Very good experience! Dr. Williams is absolutely amazing and office staff is very nice and professional. Highly recommend!
I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Williams, matter of fact I have no concerns or complaints about him or his staff. I felt at ease, he explains things very well, very professional and took great care of my issue. I wish there were more in the medical field just like him. I am one happy patient.
Dr Williams is amazing hands down! He is very professional and always takes the time to hear out my concerns with my skin, hair or any other dermatological issue I have. I recommend him, I can’t leave out the staff they were wonderful as well. 😊
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Low-Risk Hair Restoration
While searching for a solution to your thinning hair, it is very important to keep in mind that surgery is not always needed. You can stop hair loss and restore new growth by implementing a daily routine of prescription-strength topical or oral medications. To find out how prescription hair loss medications may help you revive your hair, schedule an appointment with Dr. Calvin Williams, a board-certified dermatologist at Essential Dermatology Group in Bedford, TX.