Preventing hair loss becomes a growing problem for a large number of people. There are benefits to starting hair loss treatment early. Once a large bald patch has developed it becomes more difficult to deal with the hair loss. Early treatment needs to regrow and then maintain hair thickness. These are the best ways.
People may wait far too long before seeking help with their hair loss problems. By the time the decision is made a lot of treatments will only be able to make a small difference and then just contain the problem. Acting in a dynamic way to prevent hair loss from the start can help reduce the problems later on.
Hair loss is mainly caused by genetics with genes being passed down the line from parents and grandparents. The genetic pattern inherited is translated into biochemical changes in the scalp. These changes make it less favorable for hair follicles to continue working normally. The net result is a gradual loss of hair as hair follicles wither away and become so small that they can no longer produce viable hair.
The idea behind early hair loss treatments is that interventions are used to prevent the biochemical changes from taking place in the scalp. This will then prevent further miniaturization of hair follicles and also reawaken those ones that have not quite reached a final terminal decline. There is a number of treatments that exploit this method of dealing with hair loss. The strategies used are to either stop scalp cells from producing a chemical called DHT or to increase the blood supply to hair follicles. There are some treatments that claim to do both. As a result, it is sometimes a good idea to use more than one treatment at the same time.
DHT is the short name for a chemical called Dihydrotestosterone. This is produced when male hormones called androgens react with receptors in the hair follicle cells. The hair follicles are very sensitive to DHT and as a result, it causes them to die away. Preventing DHT formation is, therefore, a good strategy in preventing hair follicles from withering away and therefore maintaining hair production.
Increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles makes sure that they have a good supply of oxygen and nutrients. This therefore promotes their health. There is also the possibility that the increased blood flow carries away some of the DHT before it builds up to significant levels in the hair follicles. These are some of the treatments that can be used in early intervention to prevent hair loss.
Laser Luce LDS 100
Laser Luce LDS 100 is a laser hair restoration technique used in hair clinics. It involves sitting under a dome shaped hood for about 30 minutes each session. The laser light which is in the infra red frequency range causes increased metabolic activity in scalp cells and improves the blood capillary network supplying the hair follicles with oxygen and nutrients. Trials have shown that patients having this treatment over a 12 month period both gain new hair and maintain the levels of hair thickness and production after this time.
Propecia is DHT blocking treatment. You have to take tablets on a regular basis. Good results have been obtained in both the maintaining of hair count and thickness as well as the ability to regrow hair. After only 3 months the person should see that the treatment has started to take effect.
Revivogen is a mixture of natural herbs. Its main ingredients are substances which stop the formation of DHT. It has to be massaged into the scalp. Other natural substances contained in Revivogen stimulate hair regrowth. Good reports have been made on the ability of this treatment to regrow hair.
The laser comb is a smaller version of the larger hood devices used in clinics. You can use this apparatus at home. There is an initial reasonably high cost for the device but you can get many years of uses after this. This treatment works by stimulating the hair follicles to regrow hair and by increasing the scalp blood supply. A high proportion of people have obtained thicker hair after using it over a six-month period.
All you have to do now is to select the method you want to use. You can then retain as much of your hair as possible and also regain some of the lost hair. Starting your treatment early will lessen the chance of having to deal with larger balding patches later on.