Can Fallen Hair Be Restored with Medication? Are They Really Effective?

   Hair loss is a condition to be taken seriously; though it does not seem like a primarily important problem since it is highly related to aesthetic appearance of the individual, a wrong approach to the condition may cause irreversible and undesired effects on individual’s physical and mental health.

   There are many solutions developed for the hair loss condition increasing in number with the advances of medical science and technology. Among all those solutions, usually the first treatment way a hair loss patient leans into is medication due to its simple application, affordable prices and easy access. They are the easiest way; but are they the most effective way?

Types of medication for hair loss conditions

   As there are so many over-the-counter products available and introduced as being efficient for hair loss problem, the distinction of the quality and approval of those products should be made carefully. The identification of the appropriate treatment should be made by a professional according to your specific health and hair loss condition. If it is decided that what your condition requires is medication treatment, the prescribed products should be used as instructed by your doctor.

   There two types of medication used for hair loss conditions commonly.


   Finasteride is originally used for prostate diseases; it has been found effective on male type hair loss condition as it reduces its cause, DHT hormone. Finasteride should only be used by men and should be strongly avoided by women who are pregnant or considering to get pregnant since it may be harmful for childbirth. This medication should be used very carefully; it can be obtained by a prescription.


   Minoxidil was developed as a medication for high blood pressure patients; but later on, it showed side effects which makes hair to grow excessively. Minoxidil can be used by both female and males; it is the only medication which both gender can benefit from.

   There are more products available other than Minoxidil and Finasteride for hair loss conditions; but these two are the ones approved by FDA.

Is it beneficial to use medication against hair loss conditions?

   It is very normal for people to try the easiest way available first; medications offer a very simple treatment process. But to achieve any acceptable results, they should be used very regularly and for a very long-period. Medication treatment has been proved to be losing effect in most conditions when patients stop using them; this shows that they are only beneficial for the period they are used and the results they provide are not permanent. In addition to that, they are products which may pose many side effects when they are used for a long period.

   The medicine treatment is more suitable for those who are in the early period of their hair loss; it may be more beneficial to preserve the existing hair and delay further loss.

   Hair transplant treatments are proven to be giving the best results among all the hair restoration procedures for hair loss conditions in every stage. Mono Hair Transplant Clinic offers detailed hair analysis sessions to identify your condition and find out the best treatment plan. For further information, please get in touch with us.

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