Does anything work for Hair loss other than minoxidil?
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Today’s question came in from a user on Instagram - Does anything work for Hair loss other than minoxidil?
The good news is - yes- there are lots of things that work just as well as Minoxidil.
Let’s run through them!
First of all let's have a quick recap on what Minoxidil actually is!
Minoxidil is a medicine licensed in the UK as a hair loss treatment for both men and women - it's commonly used in the treatment of male and female pattern baldness.
Because it does not require a prescription, it is available to buy from high street pharmacies and sometimes under the branded name Regaine.
The downsides of Minoxidil is that it doesn't work for everyone!
“Around half of the people who use it do well and see new hair growth,”
Another 40% hold on to their hair not growing new hair but not losing more either.
And the final 10% find that it doesn’t work at all.”
Does anything work for Hair loss other than minoxidil?
Lots of other things work well:
For men there is a product called Finasteride - a prescription medication -
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Around 5% of men experience sexual side effects -
Loss of interest in sex
One of the best ways of reducing the likelihood of these side effects is making sure is asking the doctor at the hair clinic for the level of incidents of side effects that his or her patients have - shop around - compare this to other hair transplant surgeons.
Other doctors also recommend having 1mg every other day - rather than 1mg per day.
The other thing to remember about Finasteride is that the horrible side effects can continue once you’ve stopped taking Finasteride - it takes time for the medication to leave your body.
Really do your homework when it comes to Finasteride.
Other medications include:
spironolactone (Carospir, Aldactone) and
oral dutasteride (Avodart)
The FDA has approved a low-level laser device as a treatment for hereditary hair loss in men and women. A few small studies have shown that it improves hair density. More studies are needed to show long-term effects.
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There’s also lots of noise out there about Jojoba Oil and Castor Oil -
There’s no clinical evidence to prove that these encourage hair growth or block DHT - but they do add softness and shine.
There is evidence to prove that Lavender Oil,
Evening Primrose Oil
can often be as effective, if not even more effective than Minoxidil!
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Side Effects of Minoxidil include:
- Reddened skin.
- Facial swelling
- Acne where minoxidil is applied
- Burning sensation on the scalp.
- Growth of facial hair
- Increased hair loss for the first few weeks of using Minoxidil
- Inflammation or soreness at the root of hair.
If you are using Minoxidil - there are a few things you need to avoid doing while using Minoxidil.
- 1. Do not shampoo your hair for 4 hours after applying minoxidil.
- 2. Immediately after using this medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them.
- 3. Do not use a hairdryer to dry the scalp after you apply minoxidil solution. Blowing with a hairdryer on the scalp can actually make the treatment less effective.
- 4. Allow the minoxidil to completely dry for 2 to 4 hours after applying it, including before going to bed. Minoxidil can stain clothing, hats, or bed sheets your hair or scalp is not fully dry after using the medicine.
- 5.Avoid transferring the medicine while wet to other parts of the body. This can occur if the medicine gets on your pillowcase or bed linens or if your hands are not washed after applying minoxidil.
There are long term side effects of Minoxidil:
Serious side effects of minoxidil
Minoxidil can cause severe or long-term side effects. It’s rare, but your skin can absorb minoxidil. Stop using minoxidil if you experience any of the following side effects:
As a vasodilator, minoxidil causes an increase in blood supply, which can also increase your heart rate. Healthcare providers may advise people with pre-existing heart conditions against using products containing minoxidil because it can increase heart rate and cause chest pains, signaling heart failure. If you have heart problems, consult your healthcare provider before using minoxidil.
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