Most men and women don’t start considering hair loss treatment options until they’ve already lost a great deal of hair. But what if you could catch it in its early stages, or even before balding starts?
Preventing the progression of baldness is far easier than trying to grow hair in completely bald areas. Below we’ve listed several tips that may just help you save the hair you have.
Regular Physician Checkups: A qualified hair restoration physician or dermatologist can analyze your scalp under magnification and look for signs of miniaturization and hair loss not yet visible to the naked eye. Regular checkups can help you plan for treatment if necessary before too much hair is lost.
Treating Your Hair Loss Early: If you find you are experiencing hair loss, starting medical treatment early may help you save your hair. Non-surgical hair loss treatments like Propecia (finasteride – men only) and Rogaine (minoxidil) can be very effective in stopping the progression of male pattern baldness.
Important Health and Hair Care Tips: Though genetic baldness occurs in men and women with even the healthiest lifestyle and hair, keeping your body and hair healthy can minimize the chance of non-genetic hair loss. Minimize junk food and pollution intake such as smoking and alcohol. Shampoo and condition your hair daily. Don’t color treat your hair or excessively pull or over-style it.
The above tips are not guaranteed to prevent hair loss however, applying them will significantly increase your chances of keeping the hair you have. Only hair transplant surgery is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas. But often times, non-surgical treatments can complement surgical hair restoration by preventing future hair loss.