Propecia as a Hair Loss
By Vijaya Chauhan
many people do not have visible hair loss, hair loss is a natural daily
occurrence. Approximately 50 to 150 hairs are lost each day, but most hair
regenerates because the hair follicle remains intact. If the follicles
shrink due to heredity, hormones, stress, infection, certain prescription
medication, illness, nutritional deficiency or age, the hair is not
restored. When shedding significantly surpasses hair growth, baldness
occurs. This Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)usually begins
at the forehead or on the top of the head, and progresses to the familiar
horseshoe-shaped fringe of hair. Depending on your type of hair loss,
treatments are available.
Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find
the cause so that it can be properly treated. A doctor usually inspects
the hair shafts, and may perform a biopsy of the skin. A biopsy helps
determine if the hair follicles are normal; if they are not, the biopsy
may indicate possible causes. If the doctor's examination finds signs of
irregularities or other serious illness, blood tests to identify those
disorders may be required.
There are two medications that can treat baldness effectively.Generic
Propecia Finpecia and Generic Proscar Fincar.Finpecia and Fincar are
indicated for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic
alopecia) in MEN ONLYdemonstrated in men between the ages of 18 to 41
years with mild to moderate hair loss of the vertex and anterior mid-scalp
Individuals with increased levels of the hormone DHT in the scalp
experience a shortening growth phase or thinning of the hair. finpecia and
Fincar lowers the level of this hormone, and contributes to the
normalization of the hair growth cycle.
Improvement may occur with either of these drugs when taken for several
months. The most important effect of these drugs may be to prevent further
hair loss. The effects last only as long as the drugs are taken. A more
permanent solution is a hair transplant, in which hair follicles are
removed from one part of the scalp and transplanted to the bald area.
During this procedure, the surgeon removes a section of hair form the back
of the head, near the base of the skull. This area of hair is genetically
different because they do not have the gene for hair loss in their
follicles. Only a small scar is left and unless one shaves the back of the
scalp is it not noticeable. The donated follicles are then placed in
saline solution, while small incisions are made in the areas of hair loss.
Each individual donated follicle is placed creating an uneven ordinary
hairline. After the hairline is formed, the remaining donor follicles are
put where thinned or balding spots occur.
In the newer hair transplant technique, only one or two hairs are
transplanted at a time. Although this technique is more tedious, and time
consuming, it does not require removal of large plugs of skin and allows
the implants to be oriented in the same direction as the natural hair.
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