Can genetic hair loss be treated?
Genetic hair loss is most common and most difficult to treat. It is because the hair loss genes are already present within the individual. Thus, at any point of time, those having a family history of hair loss or gradual thinning of hairs can experience severe hair fall at any age.
Generally, men experience genetic or hereditary hair loss right from their teens. As for women, they start spotting reduced hair thickness and density along with high hair fall rate in their 40s.
With all the odds of carrying hair loss genes, people can still prevent loss of hairs and improve the number, quality and density of hair over their scalp.
There are mainly two categories of genetic hair loss treatments: oral medicines and hair transplant therapies. Since genetic loss of hairs is due to the presence of certain genes, it calls for regular and consistent treatment, which is why; oral medicines are more useful than hair transplant therapies. The effect of transplant treatments may no longer work, however medicines being regular, will continuously affect the hair loss-causing genes.
Mixonidili is the one and only FDA- approved medicine for controlling male pattern baldness. Those with female pattern baldness can go for Propecia, also known as Finasteride. Minoxidili is a solution whereas Propecia is a medicinal pill. However, before consuming such medicines, candidates must always consult a hair specialist preferably a dermatologist, seek proper guidance and then take dosages as instructed by the dermatologist.
Coming to hair transplant therapies, if hereditary hair loss has caused baldness; candidates can go for scalp reduction. And if the hair loss is mainly on the frontal and crown portion, either FUT or FUE will serve great purpose. Before availing the treatment, it will be good to know the pros and cons along with the effectiveness of the treatment.