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Hair loss problem
I need full information about treatment of hair loss problem, can dermatologist do these treatment ? i want to recover my hair. is it possible by only medicine, without transplant ? actually i lost my 20 to 25 percent hair, and my age is 22. so please suggest me what can i do. please suggest me step by step.
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Thanks for the query. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is an increasing problem in today's society. Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender, socioeconomic status and internal health. With increasing affordability people are more aware of the cosmetic appearance and hair fall forms a major part of the complaints. It is more difficult to manage if there is a family member with similar hair fall, it indicates genetics and we know that the person is destined to lose hair if not intervened and corrective measures are not taken. The treatment typically consists of usage of oral medication (Finasteride) and topical lotion (Minoxidil in 5% strength). One needs to be patient with the treatment protocol as it takes months to see initial improvement. Minoxidil is recommended by US-FDA for indefinite usage. Certain dermatologists supplement biotin, hair serum and advice procedures like PRP therapy which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. It can be easily done with medications only and not transplant is needed.
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Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
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Further information is in the following weblink https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-and-scalp-problems/hair-loss
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