Due to the severe pain I was experiencing on the top back of my head, I went to see a dermatologist who told me that I have hair dystrophia. Now I was already experiencing some hair loss in that area and in my hairline and he prescribed me variouis lotions including Rogaine. Rogaine seemed to be working but then I stopped and I experienced more balding. What should I do? What hair loss treatments should I use?
Your situation sounds complicated. The first step is to determine the cause of your hair loss condition whether it is genetic or related to some other condition such as dystrophia as your dermatologist has stated. Therefore it is critical to get medical advice by a dermatologist or a hair restoration specialist.
I have done a lookup on “hair dystrophia” on a few search engines and have returned zero results. Dystrophia in general however, is a condition of abnormal development typically caused by malnutrition.
There have been cases of hair loss reported as a result of severe malnutrition that is unrelated to genetic hair loss.
If your hair loss is as a result of malnutrition of some other cause other than genetics, treating the condition will typically correct the hair loss problem as well – though if a lot of hair was lost due to the condition, all of the lost hair may not return. In your case, if it is a case of malnutrition, adjustments to your diet under guidance of a medical doctor may solve your problem.
You may also be experiencing genetic hair loss in which case the best hair loss medications to use to help regrow hair are Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxodil), and as an adjunct treatment, maybe Nizoral shampoo or Revita Shampoo which contains active ingredient ketoconazole which has been shown to have some “weak” anti DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) properties – the hormone responsible for genetic hair loss.
Keep in mind that stopping any hair loss medication will result in the loss of its benefit.