Summer is winding down, which means that it’s time to transition back to warmer clothes in many parts of the world. You may love sweater weather, but how do you feel about winter hats? If you find yourself drawn to hats to hide your scalp, then keep reading. There are some ways we can help you turn back the clock on your scalp.
What medications treat hair loss?
Though we recommend that you see a doctor to determine your specific type of hair loss, and what is causing it, we can help provide options to consider.
Hair loss can be caused by stress, shock, or new medications. Depending on where you’re losing hair, we can tell what is causing the hair loss. Once we determine why you’re losing hair, we can help formulate a plan of action.
For example, if your hair loss looks like male pattern baldness, then chances are good that that is what it is. If you have male pattern baldness, then you have two main options to treat it. Rogaine and Propecia are here to help save your scalp.
Rogaine is an over-the-counter drug that can be used for men and women. You may need to use Rogaine regularly for four months before you start noticing results, but it is recommended for hair loss on the crown of the head.
You will need a prescription to acquire Propecia, which is a drug that may benefit you if Rogaine is not working. Generally, Rogaine is recommended first (because it is generally less expensive and easier to acquire).
The use of platelet-rich plasma may also be a good option for you if you’re looking to increase hair volume but aren’t looking to undergo surgery. Though it is a procedure, it’s not invasive and you don’t need to be sedated. PRP treatment allows your own blood plasma to penetrate the scalp and reach the hair follicles, where it can stimulate new growth.
If you’re ready for winter, but don’t want to rely on winter hats, then it’s time to talk about options. Call us today at (858) 859-2563 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kolstad.