Hair loss treatments by brugs and surgery

Drugs

 

  • In men, androgenic alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness, can be slowed down with Minoxidil 5 % and with Finasteride (Proscar ®)

  • In women, androgenic alopecia, also called female-pattern baldness, is treated with Minoxidil 2%.

 

 

In men, androgenic alopecia, also called male-pattern baldness, can be slowed down with Minoxidil 5 % and with Finasteride (Proscar ®).

In women, androgenic alopecia, also called female-pattern baldness, is treated with Minoxidil 2%.

These treatments are constraining because they need to be used continuously in order to maintain the results.

In order to have results without side effects or surgery, Doctor Germain recommends you mesotherapy.

Hair transplant surgery

Doctor Germain does not practice aesthetic surgery in the hair transplant domain, but he will be able to give you advice on the approach to follow during a specialized consultation. Turning to aesthetic surgery can be necessary in the case of a very developed alopecia. The drugs used for baldness have only one effect: slow down hair loss, but they do not enable new hair growth. Lost hair is definitely lost and only surgery can correct this problem.

 

Indeed, several possible treatments exist for alopecia, including artificial hair implant and Follicular Unit Micrografting (FUM). This last technique has been proving its efficiency for more than half a century. It allows to obtain natural results. It consists in two different procedures: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) or Strip Donor Procedure which leaves a linear scar on the back of the head or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). This more recent alopecia corrective procedure, avoids the strip harvesting scar.

 

According to the type of alopecia, we recommend the following techniques:

limited alopecia: FUE;

developed alopecia and patient’s desire to correct it in 1 or 2 sessions maximum: Strip Donor Procedure;

developed alopecia and patient’s agreement for more than 2 sessions: FUE;

short hair: FUE;

good scalp flexibility and developed alopecia: Strip Donor Procedure.

 

Even though surgery has proven its efficiency, it remains an invasive and expensive technique. In what concerns drugs they constrain to long treatments and can sometimes lead to disturbing side effects, especially in men. Another hair restoration technique exists: mesotherapy, that allows to efficiently slow down hair loss without surgery or drug treatment drawbacks.

Treatments for hair loss with drugs and surgery