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
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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.
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Hair Loss Medications FAQs
Can hair loss medications cause side effects?
Like all medications, hair loss treatments such as Finasteride and Minoxidil can have side effects. Dr. Calvin Williams at Essential Dermatology Group will discuss these potential side effects and any concerns you may have during your consultation.
Are hair loss medications suitable for all types of hair loss?
Hair loss medications are generally effective for certain types of hair loss, such as male and female pattern baldness. They may not be suitable for hair loss due to conditions like alopecia areata or hair loss caused by chemotherapy.
How do I know if hair loss medications are working?
A reduction in hair loss and new hair growth can typically gauge the effectiveness of hair loss medications like Finasteride and Minoxidil. It may take several months to a year to see noticeable results.