I’ve been suffering from baldness for the last 5/6 years from the forehead to the middle of my scalp. Please suggest hair loss medication that works and I can get easily. Only Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are proven to stop the progression of male pattern baldness. However, if you’ve been losing hair for 5 to 6 years, you may have already lost a good portion of your hair. Propecia and Rogaine may help slow down, stop, or reverse the effects of thinning hair. Only hair transplant surgery is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas. If you are considering hair transplant surgery, I recommend using the map feature of our website in order to find a quality hair transplant surgeon nearest to you. After all, it’s a lifetime investment and getting it done right the first time far outweighs the inconvenience of traveling. To see what protocol we use to recommend physicians in our community, click here. You can also do a free virtual consultation with one of […]
This hair restoration question was answered by hair loss forum member “ArochaHair”, online representative for Coalition physician Dr. Bernardino Arocha: I am a 62 yr. old white female with hair loss mainly on top of my scalp, mostly towards front area. I have been losing hair since my 40’s. I currently use hair powder like Joan Rivers Great Hair Day Powder or wigs. It is really hot in Texas and wearing a wig every day is very uncomfortable. I’m wondering about how many hair grafts I would need to fix my thin areas. Also, would I be a better candidate for a strip hair transplant or follicular unit extraction (FUE)? As a female, and with the diffused hair loss shown in your photo, you have a fairly strong chance of also having diffused loss in the traditional donor zone so this area has to be carefully examined as well. With cases like yours, and assuming diffused donor loss, there is usually a small area at the back of your donor that has the […]
This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: I’m just 1 month post hair transplant and wanted to know when is it safe to resume playing soccer? I play 2-3 times a week but not too aggressive soccer and really don’t use my head at all. However, I do run a lot and fast (i.e., sprints). Is there any risk to the recipient or donor area? You can play now as long as you are not doing the head butting thing. I have had some professional soccer players as patients and have seen what I feel is an increased amount of scar tissue on the top of the scalp. This might be from the trauma of repeated heading of the ball over all those years. Dr. Glenn Charles — David Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.