Hair Loss Treatment

Alopecia / Hair Transplant Research by: Dr.Feroz Khan at His Darling Roots Hair Clinic.

Hair Loss Treatment:

The following explanation is a brief extract from Dr.Feroz Khan’s ALOPECIA /HAIR TRANSPLANT research material, so that one can understand with ease without spending much of his time. If you are standing in a mall, just turn your head 360 and look at the people around you. You will see for sure, at least couple of them having hair loss issues.

Treatment of Baldness

Treatment of Baldness

Q: What does that mean?

Answer: Hair loss is a common problem. So one can question himself and can come to a brief conclusion with reasoning.

Q:  What does your hair say about your health? Does thinning and falling hair mean that you have health issues?

Yes, hair speaks! May be they try to say something, one needs to understand. When conditions like illnesses, diseases, which can be medical, psychological etc drug intake, nutritional factors and deficiencies all, can affect ones physical well being so they should affect the hair too. Is that makes sense right?

The hair follicle has an interesting feature hidden in it, its capability to regenerate. The BULGE of the follicle contains “stem cells” these stem cells are self-renewing when stimulated by a proper signal. The stem cells will not divide like normal cells of our body. In body’s cellular division, both halves form new cells, which keep splitting and developing.

In case of FOLLICULAR STEM CELLS, one-half of follicular stem cells will do that. The other half changes itself into a new stem cell for future regeneration. This decade of 21st century, is very crucial and has come up with significant advancements in hair loss treatment. Now is the time to convert research into subjective surgical benefit.

You’re healthy, dense Hair today, gone thin tomorrow and finally leading to baldness thereafter. However, thanks to the research and progressive developments in the hair transplant industry. There have been revolutionary changes in the medical and surgical fields, with sophisticated and new techniques emerging to cope up baldness. You do not have to be BALD anymore. Old days of may be, would be have gone.

Now is the time to think in an optimistic way as “Hair again soon” Says Dr.Feroz Khan of Darling Roots Fue Hair Transplant Clinic.

Vitamins for Hair Growth:

  • Water-soluble vitamins.
    Vitamins of B-Complex Group – B1, B2, B3, B6, B7 (Biotin) and B12 – Follicles re-grow when shrunken.
  • Biotin  Also known as coenzyme R / vitamin H / vitamin B7. Moisturizes the scalp and prevents dryness.
  • Vitamins of B group, reduces the stress, and stress is linked to hair loss eg: Telogen effluvium. It is ideal to take B vitamins in a complex form in which all B vitamins are combined.
  • Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
  •  Vitamin A – An antioxidant that regulates cells of scalps skin.
  • Vitamin D – Vitamin D is a hormone and   hair loss has connection to hormonal imbalance. Vitamin D supplements helps to grows hair.
  • Vitamin E – Protect and strengthen hair from cleavage.
  • Vitamin K – Keep skin hydrated and soft.
  • Other essential natural nutrients for hair loss include:
  •  Pantothenic Acid – Keeps scalp free from dandruff and oily secretions.
  • Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM  Helps in building collagen and keratin.
  • Flax Seed Oil – Prevents dryness as it contains omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Borage Oil – Reduces inflammation through omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Rosemary Essential Oil  Helps by increasing circulation when applied topically to scalp.
  • Kelp (Herb) – Source of iodine. This regulates resting phase of follicles.
  • Horsetail (Herb) – Helps in speeding the hair growth cycle and the elasticity.
  • Bamboo Extract – Has silica, which ingests calcium. Promoting Hair, teeth and bone strength.
  • Saw Palmetto – Blocks DHT, and stops shrinkage of follicles.
  • Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium etc. Maintains cell health and hydration.
  • Minoxidil – (Ingredient of Rogaine) to stimulate hair growth and slow the process of balding. Effective under age 40 years, whose hair thinning is recent. It has its own limitation, no effect on receding hairlines.
  • Folic acid, Vitamin C, L-Lysine (Amino acid) and Iron etc, has important role in treating hair loss.

Tips to prevent hair loss:

Some of the essential tips to prevent hair loss are worth Consideration:

  1. Some hair loss is normal, as the falling hair will be compensated by new growth. If you notice shedding in a quantity then it is something serious. It is now the time to take measures to prevent hair loss from progressing. 
  2. The essential dietary nutrients you are taking are directly related with the lifestyle you are in. If your lifestyle involves stress then you are more prone to suffer from hair loss. As improper intake of dietary essentials are more common in people with stressful lifestyle. Hence, changes to lifestyle are mandatory. Exercise daily and follow the practice of yoga and meditation.
  3. By improvements in dietary habits, you can reduce hair loss. If diet lacks essential vitamins, minerals, proteins for hair growth it can lead Hair thinning and hair loss.
  4. By eating a balanced diet containing a variety of green and colorful foods, (Vegetables and Fruits) one can cop up with thinning and loosing hair.  If still, have doubt in your consumption then consult a nutritionist.

Hair styling methods:

In this modern era, salons and individuals use different styling methods. By using heated and traction, causing equipments there leads to damage to hair cuticle and traction causes (Traction alopecia) follicular root damage. This in turn leads to premature hair loss.

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The Drugs used for Hair Restoration and their Side Effects.

Side effect does not mean that every bad effect is bad. The following explanation will make you understand. Some drugs used for a specific treatment but as a side effect give Surprising Results in Alopecia patients, for example:

  1. Finasteride: Introduced to treat prostatic hypertrophy, was found to grow hair as a side effect. There after came in the market as PROPECIA for hair re-growth in patients with Alopecia.  Finasteride by its DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) blocking effect stops male pattern baldness. But it has its own limitation as there is other side effect too. Finasteride may cause erectile dysfunction.  though this is unusual but  it can happens. Once it affects  will  be likely to clear up after stopping the drug and will take three months or more..
  2. Minoxidil: Is used to treatHypertension (High blood pressure) it relaxes blood vessels so the blood flows by ease. It is available as Rogaine / Theroxidil / Other generic forms. Minoxidil by its vasodilating effect improves blood supply to scalp, so more nutrition to hair follicles hence they grow healthy. Its effectiveness is best under the age of 40 who has recently started losing hair. It takes 5 months to see results if it it applied religiously twice a day with 5% concentration in men and 2% concentration in women. It will not cure Alopecia, if you stop, hair loss will resume and much faster.

Side Effects: You may have itching, irritation, redness and dryness leading to flaking. These side effects are more likely with stronger solution.
Note: Finasteride and Minoxidil are the only two drugs approved by FDA.

  1. Tofacitinib citrate (Marketed as Xeljanz): Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.AS PER THE  RESEARCH this drug could cause hair to re-grow in alopecia patients. It is advised to have both an oral and a topical cream of Tofacitinib citrate.

If Tofacitinib citrate applied twice daily in balding areas for 3 months followed by one daily application for 3 more months along with oral dose: Start with 10 mg a day for 3 months then 15mg a day for another 3 months is giving beneficial results in re-growing lost hair.

 NOTE: Should be followed under STRICT MEDICAL SUPERVISION.

  1. Ruxolitinib to treat bone marrow cancer grows hair in Alopecia.