Published On: Wed, Aug 10th, 2011

Frontal Hair Loss Treatment – 3 Options to Choose From

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Frontal Hair Loss Treatment – Options to be Aware of

Frontal hair loss can be devastating for many men. When these men discover that hair in the frontal regions is beginning to thin many men experience a decrease in confidence. However, hair loss does not have to be permanent. It is possible to find a frontal hair loss treatment that works.

The first step in treating hair loss is to understand why it occurs. 93% of all hair loss cases are caused by DHT, a form of testosterone, which attacks hair follicles. DHT adheres itself to the root of a hair follicle and stops the normal growth of hair. Consider the following options your doctor might recommend if your hair is thinner than it used to be.

Frontal Hair Loss Treatment – Propecia

Frontal Hair Loss TreatmentPropecia is a frontal hair loss treatment that only your doctor can prescribe.  It is a pill that works to block the DHT from adhering to the hair follicle. Because the DHT cannot adhere to the bottom of the follicle the hair continues to grow at normal rates. Much research has been completed on the effectiveness of Propecia. The results show that almost 65% of people taking the drug experience hair regrowth. However, there are many costs incurred with taking Propecia. This drug must be taken the rest of your life to keep hair loss at bay. Therefore, you must be prepared to pay the high prices associated with the drug.

Frontal Hair Loss Treatment – Rogaine

Rogaine is an option for patients in search of a cheap way to stop further hair loss. Rogaine is made of the drug Minoxodil . This treatment consists of a cream that you apply to the frontal area where you are experiencing balding. You will need to apply the cream twice per day and it will prevent additional hair loss. This treatment is very affordable and can be used on a daily basis. However, it will not make hair grow back that has already fallen out.

Frontal Hair Loss Treatment – Plugs or Transplants

If you are in search of a permanent solution to hair loss there are two options. Plugs and transplants both help you to regain hair that you have lost. These options are very expensive and can take over two years to complete. On average you can expect to pay over $10,000 for a complete hair transplant. This treatment must be completed in a licensed physician’s office. This is a complicated process that requires monitoring and in some cases sedation. This may be the best solution if you want to complete a process that can be finished and never require maintenance.

As you can see these three frontal hair loss treatment options provide something for anyone. If you want affordable solutions or permanent solutions there are options for everyone. However, before undergoing any hair treatment you should speak with your doctor to ensure that your hair loss is a direct result of DHT and not a result of a medication you are taking or another condition. Your doctor may discover that something as simple as vitamin deficiency is the cause of your hair loss.

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  1. David says:

    You mentioned that Rogaine stuff does that really work or is that something they you throw on your head in hopes that it works just to find out it is speeding up the process of losing the rest of your hair? I would hate to put something on my head that will cause the rest to fall out because I am allergic to it or something. Thanks for all the options though that is great.

  2. Frances says:

    I have been growing more and more curious about hair implant procedures. I keep hearing TV commercials claim that advancements in modern technology has made this procedure efficient and non invasive. But I think anyone would rather find a medication rather than opt for any type of surgery, no matter how simple the procedure. I wonder if any of these treatments are effective for everyone.

  3. Norman says:

    Male pattern baldness is related to genes, and nothing can be done to prevent this common condition. I have learned through my own experience that managing stress levels will help to stop hair loss as major life stressors can actually cause your hair to die. I was once at a stressful job, getting little sleep. It was then that I lost some hair. Now I know how to manage my stress and get plenty of sleep.

  4. Micheal says:

    I know that you have men pictured here but this kind of hair loss is the one that mostly effects women is that right? Thank you for these options I am going to assume that the same treatments apply to women unless you post that this is not the case. My mom has really thin hair and I am afraid that mine will start doing that as well so I’m getting ready for that day.

  5. John says:

    Something for men and women who have considered Propecia is that It’s been officially documented: Propecia can cause prolonged sexual side effects as well permanent erectile dysfunction. Propecia has been quite controversial as a drug manufactured by Merck which contains finasteride, a synthetic antiandrogen that inhibits type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. By blocking this enzyme, finasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone into the more powerful androgen DHT.

  6. Martin says:

    I have done a lot of damage to my hair by perms, coloring and a lot of styling with the hair dryer and flat iron so the front of course is thinning from breakage I think, would any of this work for me and my thinning hair or is it something that I am just going to have to not style my hair for a few months and let it heal?

  7. Tyree says:

    If you’ve have had the suspicion that you were going bald, you probably have had a strong need to figure out just what is “happening under the hood. There is a sea of rumors floating out there that attempt to explain the “root of the problem. The great Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, thought that baldness could be cured by a mixture containing horseradish and pigeon droppings. The desire to have a simple solution is understandable.

  8. Phillip says:

    I always thought that Rogaine was supposed to make the hair grow back, isn’t that what they advertise on the commercials? It is so discouraging that so many companies lie to the people just to make a buck, what ever happened to the integrity of people. I want to go back to the old west days where they didn’t do this kind of thing.

  9. Melissa says:

    What if one wants to treat their hair loss in such a way as to eliminate the potentially harmful side-effects while having both growth stimulating and DHT-inhibiting effects, thereby combining the modes of action of both Rogaine and Propecia? What if one does not want to use drugs or take a pill that effects more than just the scalp? Is there an answer?

  10. Eric says:

    The only reason my friend is afraid to try hair loss medications is because of studies like the one that reveals men who take Propecia and develop sexual side effects may be at risk for severe depression and suicidal thoughts. In the study, 64 percent of men who developed long-lasting sexual side effects from the drug also reported experiencing moderate or severe symptoms of depression, and nearly 40 percent reported suicidal thoughts.

  11. Deborah says:

    I first noticed my friend’s hair loss when I was 15 years old, but it was very gradual. We were into our 40’s before it was really bad. He was married for 20 years, but eventually found himself divorced. His social life, while bald, was pretty bad. He really disliked hairpieces, so I looked into transplants. Found him a doctor who was very helpful about what could be done about it. His transplants were a success.

  12. Marie says:

    Melissa this is a good question and I was wondering is this for you or a friend? I know that hair loss to a man can take away their man card but it is equally if not more so terrifying to a woman. Can you imagine being a woman and all of the sudden your hair starts falling out when you’ re working with it in the mornings?

  13. Neal says:

    My friend is seriously considering having hair replacement procedure to fill in some areas where his hairline is beginning to recede. I watched the second episode of The Doctors (the new season) and they showed the latest technology in hair replacement. It is amazing. It is no longer done by hand. They use a computerized robot that scans and maps the patterns of your hair and it pluck then inserts the hair into the balding areas with speed and accuracy.

  14. Natalia says:

    I’ve looked into micrograph procedures and know that you can’t get back totally a full head of hair like when you were young, but I’ve seen and heard that you can get, “the appearance of a full head of hair”. Is this a common phrase used by hair restoration physician’s and practitioner. How many micrograph procedures would it take, at 1000 graphs per session, to give the appearance of a full head of hair?

  15. Penny says:

    So what you are saying here is once again we are duped by the big corporations that make Rogaine. It is advertised that it will grow your hair back and you told us here that is not the case. Is the only way to get the hair back to do transplants or plugs? I have thin hair especially in the front but I want real looking hair not big spot where they put the plug.

  16. Malcom says:

    That is a nice wish – to go back to the old west. But something tells me after one day of living without air conditioning and having to dispose of your own urine and feces every time you do a number 1 or 2, you will quickly use your second wish from the genie to go back to the present day – or perhaps a few years before the present day so you can reinvent Google.

  17. Frank says:

    Does anyone have as much of a problem believing there will soon be a cure for baldness, as much as I do? A lotion that cures male-pattern baldness could be for sale in as little as two years. Some University dermatologist says the lotion works by inhibiting a single enzyme, prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), which he says is the “major” enzyme connected to hair loss. Curing baldness seems almost as mystifying as cancer.

  18. Mary says:

    As my hair started to thin out a bit, I started to notice the patterns of baldness on different men. It is pretty interesting to see how different people grow bald. I never gave it much thought, but I don’t quite understand why men to buy rugs or sport comb over hair styles in attempts to hide their baldness don’t just get hair transplants.

  19. Bruce says:

    Once you begin noticing that your hair on top and front of your hair is thinning, it can make you downright paranoid about losing even a single hair strand. My friend is sensitive about his thinning hair and he will not let even his girlfriend run her fingers through his hair for fear that even a single strand will get pulled out by her fingers. Hairs are at a premium on his head.

  20. Anthony says:

    I am actually wary about recommending any of these non-herbal treatments for any man because of the possible side effects. Once you start to take a drug like Propecia, the idea that you cannot stop or it will reverse the effects, and the idea that you would be locked in – just like a mortgage – to a financial commitment can be scary, especially in this volatile job market where no job is totally secure.

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