How to Stop Hair Loss for Men
Hi. I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish with Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center, here in Los Angeles, California. Today, I'm going to be talking about how to stop hair loss in men. Hair loss in men is a very psychologically disturbing issue that most men face sometime in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Thankfully there are many treatments available for the treatment of hair loss in men. The most popular treatment is an over-the-counter one called Rogaine or Minoxidil. It's a solution placed on the scalp area twice a day. It can be applied to the front or to the back area depending on where the hair loss is. The problem with Rogaine or Minoxidil is that once you stop it, the hair loss will go to where it otherwise would have been had you not used it. So, once you are on it you have got to keep using it. Option two is a pill called Propecia. It's a once-a-day pill that blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone or DHT. DHT is the main hormone involved with hair loss. So, by taking the Propecia you decrease the DHT levels and thereby reduce hair loss and promote hair growth. Furthermore, there are vitamins that work to improve the caliber of the hair and promote hair regrowth. These haven't been studied scientifically very well but many patients swear by them, Biotin is one. There are other ones including Saw Palmetto that a lot of our patients use. And lastly, hair transplantation, if you don't want to use pills or the topicals, or if those just aren't doing the job, you can transplant hair from the back of the hair with a specialized physician who is experienced to the areas that are losing hair. This technique of hair transplantation has been perfected and the transplant physician can actually create a very natural hairline that will make it very difficult for anybody who looks at your hair to determine whether you have had a hair transplant. I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish, and that's a brief overview of how to stop hair loss in men.