ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA TREATMENT BIRMINGHAM
Treatment For Hair Loss
What is Androgenetic Alopecia?
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is also referred to as common pattern balding or hereditary balding alopecia. It is the most common form of hair loss in men and women mediated by the effects of androgens on susceptible hairs. Aside from genetic predisposition, the overproduction of androgens can be a factored cause or worsening of androgenetic alopecia. The typical clinical pattern observed in AGA begins with recession of the frontal hairline followed by thinning of the vertex scalp with ultimate fusion of the two areas as the condition progresses. In women, there is widening of the central part of the frontal scalp, with sparing of the frontal hairline is also characteristic in women.
Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia
Hormones called androgens (dihydrotestosterone DHT)
TREATMENT FOR ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA
Applying 2% or 5% minoxidil solution to the scalp may help to slow down the progression of hair loss in relation to androgenetic alopecia in males and females. However, minoxidil is not brilliant for actual regrowth of hairs. Furthermore, continuation of daily treatment is required which can be expensive. Intermittent use of minoxidil can promote further hair loss. In those who respond, the benefit is only maintained for as long as the treatment is used. Minoxidil has also been known to cause scalp irritant in some. Continuous use for 3 to 6 months is required before a benefit is usually seen.
For men, finasteride tablets reduce levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which may slow the progression of hair loss and possibly help regrowth of hair in some. Continuous use for 3 to 6 months is required before a benefit is usually seen. Decreased libido and erectile dysfunction are recognised side-effects of this treatment. Continuation of treatment is normally required, any beneficial effects on hair growth will be lost within 6 to 12 months of discontinuing treatment.
FOR INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THIS TREATMENT ROUTE, HERE AT DYNAMIC REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, WE OFFER PRESCRIPTION FINATSREIDE OR TOPICAL FINASTERIDE WITH MINOXIDIL WHICH HOLDS REDUCED SIDE EFFECTS.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection injection treatment
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a newer method for the treatment of various types of alopecia and is an extremely popular form of treatment in hair restoration for both men and women. PRP injection is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction. Further information can be found here. PRP therapy for hair loss.
Autologous micrograft treatment (Regenera Activa)
The autologous micrograft treatment for hair loss is again a very new sophisticated treatment using hair follicle stem cells. Regenera Activa stem cell micrografting is a pioneering, non-surgical, revolutionary & exciting new hair loss treatment. This new form of regenerative medicine uses the power of your own regenerative cells to naturally stimulate hair regrowth and thicken hair. Further information can be found here. Regenera Activa.
Topical Dutasteride Mesotherapy (DHT Blocker)
Dutasteride is another similar medication called an 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Finasteride and dutasteride both work to prevent the conversion of testosterone into a different type of androgen hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is DHT that is strongly linked to hair loss, particularly androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness. While finasteride and dutasteride both work to block DHT, it is very important to understand the pros and cons of such drugs Further information can be found here.