With the prevalence of androgenic alopecia on the rise, many men and women are looking for the best hair growth remedies on the market. Hair loss can be both psychologically and physically challenging; not only does it change a person’s physical appearance, but it can also lead to social anxiety. For those experiencing hair loss, feeling self-conscious and anxious in public and social situations is non-negligible. The trouble is that finding a suitable hair growth remedy can be both difficult and daunting.
Fortunately, there is an array of hair growth remedies on the market that can target the different causes leading to androgenic alopecia, commonly called male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. “Since hair loss causes are multifactorial, the clinical literature shows that combinations of active ingredients and/or therapies against hair loss show better efficacy and satisfactory hair growth results,” explains Houfar Sekhavat, M.D. and founder of the Triple Hair Group. This can come as a relief to androgenic alopecia patients as advancing clinical literature and studies have made certain advances in preventing and reversing hair loss; new treatments and approaches that are more effective are now finding their way to the everyday consumer. In an industry that hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years, these innovations are certainly welcome! So, what are the new and relatively new solutions recommended by hair loss experts today?
Combination prescription sprays
Spray medication has become increasingly popular in the medical field. It offers a variety of advantages over traditional oral or injectable medications. One key advantage of spray medication is that it minimizes systemic side effects. Systemic side effects occur when medicines travel throughout the body, reaching areas not intended for treatment and that can be sensitive to the treatment. With spray medication, however, only the area intended for treatment receives the drug.
Another benefit associated with spray medication is its ease of use. Sprays are designed to accurately target specific areas without wasting any product, allowing for precise application with minimal mess or fuss.
By combining drugs that are known to work against androgenic alopecia, the active ingredients of the spray work together to attack several causes of hair loss at the same time.
Latanoprost is actually a relatively new ingredient in the world of hair loss. Traditionally, it is used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension. However, patients using latanoprost eyedrops noted that it increased the length and thickness of their eyelashes. Further studies show that latanoprost not only helps in the growth of eyelashes; it can also contribute to the growth of hair!
Through their research, Triple Hair has tested multiple fixed-dose combinations of recognized ingredients that encourage hair growth. The company has patented a formulation combining the active ingredients listed above which have shown superior results when used in combination, compared to the use of each ingredient on its own. To facilitate the process of getting a rapid diagnostic and treatment plan of topical solutions combining multiple active ingredients, Triple Hair has also developed a telehealth platform called Hair Loss Rx Consult. The patient’s hair loss consultation starts as a chat communication with the clinician, leading to a prescribed medication that is personalized to their specific hair loss situation. “The online, interactive messaging system and the medical data are encrypted to ensure the highest standard of confidentiality,” explains Jean-Philippe Gravel, President and CEO of Triple Hair.
Derma rollers have risen in popularity in recent years, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles all the way to stretch marks. However, derma rollers aren’t just a great tool to reinvigorate skin; they can also rejuvenate weak or dormant hair follicles. This explains why they’re not only found in spas but also in specialized hair clinics.
A derma roller is a handheld device with a wheel covered in small needles that are rolled over the scalp. The micro-needles create microscopic channels on the surface of the skin which triggers a natural healing process, boosting collagen production and cell renewal resulting in thicker, healthier-looking hair. By creating these microlesions, the scalp then heals itself, promoting better blood circulation and strengthening hair follicles with extra nutrients. When used regularly, it can help stimulate blood circulation and encourage healthy hair growth by delivering more nutrients to the follicles. It can also help topical sprays penetrate the scalp more effectively, providing greater absorption of active ingredients into the follicles and resulting in thicker, fuller hair.
That’s why Triple Hair’s brands (RIZN for men and Plenty Natural for women) offer derma rollers with 5mm needles. These derma rollers are not only designed for easy, at-home use but they are also just the right length to stimulate hair follicles, creating optimal conditions for hair regrowth.
Vitamin & mineral supplements
Our bodies need the right vitamins and minerals to function properly, and this is also true for growing healthy hair. There are actually a few different vitamins and minerals that are crucial in the maintenance of healthy hair, such as biotin and niacinamide.
Biotin helps keep your scalp in a healthy state by providing nourishment to the hair follicles while also helping protect against excessive shedding. It has been shown to improve overall scalp health as well as support stronger hairs that are more resistant to breakage.
Niacinamide helps maintain healthy skin cells and can improve the health of hair strands by increasing their diameter. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce scalp irritation which can contribute to hair loss. Studies have demonstrated that niacinamide can be successful in reducing hair shedding, promoting new growth, and strengthening existing strands. This is done by increasing the absorption of nutrients into the scalp through increased blood circulation, thus improving the health of hair follicles and encouraging them to produce healthier hairs.
Although studies have seen some potential benefits in taking vitamins for treating androgenic alopecia, it is still important to understand their limitations and not considering them as ‘the ultimate cure of androgenic alopecia’. Vitamin and mineral supplements can help in cases where the person who is losing their hair doesn’t have all the vitamins and minerals they need. However, hair loss can be caused by nutritional deficiencies and/or by other factors like age, a genetic predisposition, etc.
In cases where someone might not be getting all the vitamins and minerals they need, it’s important to consider using a supplement that can counter these deficits. Triple Hair brands, Plenty Natural for women and RIZN for men, have a vitamin and mineral complex specifically designed to encourage healthy hair growth.
PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, is a non-surgical hair growth solution used to counter androgenic alopecia. This revolutionary procedure utilizes the plasma and platelets found in one’s own blood to promote natural hair growth. It has been used therapeutically since the 1970s to treat various medical conditions, including as a hair loss treatment.
The PRP process begins with a simple blood draw from the patient’s arm. The sample is then centrifuged in order to separate out the platelets and plasma from red and white blood cells. Once separated, the platelets and plasma are then injected into areas of thinning hair or baldness on the scalp. The platelets release growth factors which stimulate dormant follicles and encourage new hair growth over time.
The cost of a PRP hair loss treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and where you live but can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars per session. As any treatment for androgenic alopecia, consistency is important to maintain results: PRP should be done 3 times in the first 6 weeks of treatment followed by a maintenance session every 4-6 months. Results also vary but studies have shown that patients treated with PRP therapy saw an average of 81 percent increase in total amount of hairs after three months yet only a 40-50 percent increase in overall coverage. It can be an effective treatment for someone who is at the beginning or mid stages of hair loss but it might need to be paired up with another approach to get sufficient scalp coverage.
Hair transplants have been gaining popularity in recent years as a way to restore hair growth or cover receding hairlines. This procedure involves taking healthy donor hairs from one part of the body and implanting them into areas that are balding or thinning.
The success of a hair transplant depends on an individual’s age, health, the extent of their hair loss, the technician’s experience, and the type of procedure.
The best candidates for a hair transplant are usually men between 20-50 years old who have male pattern baldness, and women with thinning hair due to aging or genetic factors. Additionally, those who have had successful results from other treatments such as dications may also be good candidates for this procedure.
Having a hair transplant can be an important decision for many individuals. It is not only about the cost, but also about the commitment to maintain the results. Although modern techniques and technologies make hair transplants more effective than ever before, there are still some risks involved that should be taken into consideration.
The scars from a hair transplant are permanent; however, their visibility can depend on how well you take care of them in the weeks after surgery.
FUT procedures tend to leave a more visible linear scar, but it can be covered with the help of scalp micro pigmentation (SMP), a tattoo technique performed by an SMP professional.
An FUE hair transplant is known to be less invasive. To prevent any scarring or damage to your scalp, it is important to follow all post-surgery instructions carefully.
To maintain the desired outcome, it is important for patients to understand that taking medication after a transplant is beneficial. There are several medications available that can help keep newly transplanted hair healthy and strong while also helping to prevent further hair loss. The decision to take medication should be discussed with a doctor prior to undergoing the procedure to determine which type of medication would work best for the individual’s specific needs. If you have any questions concerning hair transplants, a good resource is firstname.lastname@example.org
There may not be a definite cure for androgenic alopecia but there are different options that can lessen the impacts of this medical condition. If you have any questions about our hair loss services, make sure to contact us!