If there's a will, there's a way! Taking initiative is the necessary first step in restoring your thinning hair. If you can catch hair loss early, or even better, before its starts occurring – you're in luck. Here we reveal world-renowned hair restoration specialist, Dr. Yazdan's favored hair loss prevention treatments that his patients rave about. Not only do these hair remedies prevent your hair from dwindling down the drain, they also encourage healthy regrowth.
When adopting a new hair care routine, consistency is key. It's like brushing your teeth – we do it daily in order to maintain healthy gums and our pearly whites. The same goes for your hair, with maintenance being key.
To prevent further hair loss, try these for superior results from an expert:
Minoxidil (Rogaine): The first FDA approved medication for hair loss was Minoxidil, with years of research to back up its claims. Fortunately, Minoxidil is now available without a prescription and can be found over the counter. With Minoxidil's excellent vasodilation properties, it combats DHT by swelling the follicles tiny microvascular structures, causing a thicker strand of hair, and by prolonging the anagen phase of hair growth which results in longer - and a higher number of hair strands.
DHT Blocking Shampoo (GroMD Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo): If you can localize your DHT fighting efforts to the scalp area where hair loss takes place, you can rapidly speed up results. A high-performing hair loss shampoo plays a vital role in your hair care regimen. The active ingredients and proprietary blend of DHT blockers stop hair loss in its tracks while producing thicker, healthier hair. With proven ingredients that work, groMD is your best bet when it comes to over-the-counter hair loss shampoos.
Finasteride (Propecia): Known as the world’s most effective FDA-approved hair loss product, Finasteride is a prescription only product. A clinical study showed 66% of men taking Finasteride grew denser hair on the back of their head and 42% had a significant increase at the frontal hairline region. Almost all men taking Finasteride stopped losing any further hair. So how does it work? Finasteride blocks angdrogen production at its source and therefore lowers local scalp DHT. Finasteride is the gold standard of prescription hair loss products.
PRP Cell Therapy: You may have heard of professional athletes using PRP treatments to accelerate wound healing, but did you know it is also widely used to correct hair thinning and hair loss? PRP, or platelet rich plasma treatment, restores hair loss by converting hair follicles in the telogen (resting) phase back into the anagen (active growth) phase. A cell can also be added to PRP treatments to boost the effectiveness of the procedure through additional growth factors that jump start the healing, repair, and rejuvenation process. PRP also decreases inflammation around thinning follicles, which leads to thicker, denser hair. PRP is a great choice for women suffering from hair thinning, as that’s generally their first sign of hair loss.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): Low-level laser therapy is a cutting edge treatment option to create and maintain a healthy head of hair. Laser treatments, such as Capillus, reduce inflammation in follicles. In a recent study, researchers saw significant increase in density after just 26 weeks with a take-home “ballcap” that utilizes medical-grade lasers. These portable laser hair caps can be worn while running your daily errands or in the comfort of your own home. LLLT has been cleared by the FDA for treatment of male and female-pattern hair loss.
With all of these products and treatments, the most important thing to remember is maintenance. Treatment should be continued regularly and indefinitely to maintain optimal, transforming results for your hair.