Hair miniaturization is a natural process that occurs in 95% of all hair loss cases. Miniaturization is the starting point from which male pattern baldness occurs. It is a hormone-driven biological process in which hairs shrink in size over time, eventually leaving a bald scalp. Individual follicles & hair continue to shrink over time and eventually become dormant if left untreated.
With these medicines you can improve hair coverage over the top of the head but not on the forehead area. Here are a few medicines that can help you treat various types of hair loss:
- Rogaine (Minoxidil) is known to deal with inherited hair loss and is available in chemist shops which can be obtained without a prescription. Since it is to be locally applied it can be sprayed or rubbed on the scalp twice a day.
- Propecia (Finasteride) pills also known to treat inherited hair loss can be obtained with a proper prescription and are to be taken once a day only.
- Avodart (Dutasteride) capsules are best to treat androgenic alopecia and are to be taken once a day only.
- Aldactone (Spironolactone) pills can be used by women to deal with thinning hair and to restore hair thickness. It is to be taken once or twice a day as prescribed by the physician.
- Oral Contraceptives can be used by women to treat hair loss. Only pills that have a low androgen index are the most effective ones. Dosage is to be taken as prescribed by the physician.
- Latisse (Bimatoprost) is an effective medicine that can be used by women to facilitate hair growth on scalp. Two to three drops can be applied on the target region twice a day to stimulate hair lengthening and growth.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) shots are recommended for both men and women to deal with hair thinning and hair loss. They are to be taken once in 3 months to naturally stimulate hair growth.