Baldness Cure for Both Men and Women

Today we are going to discuss details about the baldness cure  for both men and women. First of all we talk about the real treatment and cure of the baldness of men and then women. Many men have to face the problem of hair loss. Some turn this disadvantage into an advantage, shaving his head completely and making it an element of his style. Others hide the bald spot, combing the remaining hair in a certain way or wearing wigs.

Those who are not half-dimensional and want to return their hair, it takes time and patience. First of all, it is important to recognize that the fight against baldness does not lie in the cosmetic, but in the medical field - which means that this process should be organized like any treatment. This article will cover the following issues-

Causes and Symptoms of Hair Loss in Men

Medical statistics from year to year confirms: up to 95% of men are prone to baldness (alopecia). However, in recent decades the problem has become "younger": if earlier men began to lose their hair in 30-35 years, now it happens more often already in 25-30.
Baldness Cure
Increased hair loss is not always a sign of alopecia: a normal a day a man can lose from 80 to 120 hair. The difference of one and a half times can be seen, but it's too early to worry. In place of the fallen hair usually grow new, of the same thickness and quality. If this does not happen, and prolapse is abundant and permanent, only then can we talk about the beginning of baldness. The first symptoms of early baldness are thinning and brittle hair. The diagnosis is made using a phototrichogram - a technique that allows you to determine how much hair is in the growth stage, and how much in the stage of prolapse.

Although male alopecia can arise for a variety of reasons, among them there are undoubted leaders.
  • Hormonal background and heredity:- Androgenetic alopecia is most common. It occurs with age because of the increased sensitivity of hair follicles to the action of testosterone and its transformation into dihydrotestosterone, which breaks the synthesis of proteins. As a result, the follicles decrease in size and fall out together with the hair. Instead of hard hair first grow guns, and then drop out and they. This quality is inherited: if the father began to lose weight early, most likely, the son will also face this problem. Baldness usually begins with the temples and forehead, gradually spreading further and further.
  • Stress:- In stressful situations peripheral circulation is disturbed, hair lacks nutrition and as a result falls out. Constant stress can accelerate the onset of androgenetic alopecia.
  • Lack of protein, vitamins and trace elements:- For normal hair growth, it is necessary that the diet contains proteins. Also required iron, vitamins E and C, vitamins of group B.
  • Acute or chronic infections:- Yes this can give a number of complications to all body systems. Among other things, inflammation and death of hair follicles are possible. Such a probability rises at a high temperature.
Remember that even androgenetic alopecia can be slowed down, and sometimes even pushed back to the beginning, comprehensively caring about your health and well-being. On the contrary, an unhealthy lifestyle can provoke baldness, even if you are not initially predisposed to it.

Stages of Baldness in Men

The process from the onset of abnormal hair loss to almost complete absence occupies seven consecutive stages. The earlier the diagnosis is made, the easier it is to stop baldness.
  • The hairline slowly thinens along the hair growth line and in the frontotemporal lobe. This stage is usually rarely noticed.
  • The hair growth line is moved 1-1.5 cm, the hair begins to thin out in the parietal region.
  • Noticeable bald patches in the frontotemporal area, exposing the skin to 3-4 cm.
  • Appearance of bald spots on the vertex. The process of hair loss in the frontotemporal area may temporarily stop.
  • A strip of hair between the two areas of baldness begins to thin out, you can clearly see the absence of hair on the crown.
  • Formed a single area of ​​alopecia, begin to thinning hair on the sides of the head and on the back of the head.
  • Alopecia throughout the head, leaving only a narrow band of hair from ear to ear in the lower part of the nape.
Between the first and the seventh stage, years usually pass, each stage can have its duration depending on the conditions of life - stress, nutrition, health status. At the sixth stage, among the methods of treatment, there is only hair transplant from the zone where they are still dense and healthy, and on the seventh one only the wearing of a wig will help, since there is practically no material left for the transplant. At earlier stages of treatment options, there is much more.

Baldness Cure Men

Since the problem of alopecia is widespread, there are many solutions available in the market. The effect is achieved only with complex treatment, individual components of which must be selected individually. The process will go faster and without complications, if you consult a trichologist beforehand. Men who are not inclined, unlike women, constantly experiment with a variety of cosmetic and medicines, this step is usually reasonable and logical. It is important only to realize the problem and spend a little time searching for a specialist.
Baldness Cure Men
Cosmetic preparations:- With baldness, you should not expect much from shampoos, masks and lotions from a supermarket or a store for hairdressers. These cosmetics can reduce hair loss, which is within normal limits. They do not have a relationship with medical cosmetics. From pharmacy products, pay attention to shampoos and sprays with aminexin (Vichy Aminexil Pro), minoxidil (Revita), nicotinic acid (Alerana). Keep in mind that the effect of any makeup is canceled after stopping its use, and if you do not treat the cause of baldness, the problem is likely to return.

Anti-alopecia medications for men:-  With androgenic alopecia prescribed drugs regulating hormonal exchange. For example, pills finasteride, lowering the level of dihydrotestosterone in the blood. The analogue of finasteride is the preparation "Propecia". They are suitable only for men. Also, vitamin and mineral complexes and dietary supplements (Nutrikap, Rinfoltin, Pantobrigr) are widely used for oral administration, they can be used for both men and women. Outwardly or in the form of subcutaneous injections, glucocorticoids can be prescribed that relieve inflammation of the follicles.
Only 10% of patients with alopecia seek consultation with the trichologist, and men among them are a minority. In this case, even a vitamin complex can be prescribed only by a doctor, based on the diagnosis of the condition of your hair. Keep in mind, the wrong dosage of any drug can enhance baldness.
Injections into the scalp (mesotherapy, PRP-therapy):- Mesotherapy is a course of microinjection of vitamin-mineral complexes and dihydrotestosterone blockers. The primary course usually consists of 10-12 weekly procedures. Supportive mesotherapy is a monthly injection. After the cessation of therapy, the effect persists for up to 10 months.

PRP-therapy, or plasma-lifting, is an injection of the patient's own blood plasma containing growth factors, healthier the scalp and hair follicles. The length of the course depends on the clinic offering the therapy. In most cases it is a question of weekly procedures for 1-2 months with the need to repeat manipulations in six months. However, in clinics working according to international standards of plasma-lifting, for example, the center of trichology HFE, plasma therapy is performed once in 1, 2 or 3 months. The frequency depends on the desired result: to restore and strengthen the weakened hair or to keep the result achieved. The effect of the procedure is from one to two years.

Plasmolifting is significantly more expensive than mesotherapy due to the need for blood plasma, but its effectiveness in combating baldness usually attracts men.

Traditional medicine:- They act in two ways: nourishment of the scalp and "awakening" of the hair follicles. If the first option is usually convenient and harmless - for example, rubbing into the skin of castor or burdock oil, masks with honey, then with the second one should be careful. Using a variety of mixtures with pepper, onions, garlic, aloe juice, you can achieve even more irritation of the follicles and a new wave of hair loss. Treatment of baldness in men by folk remedies is, rather, a myth, than an effective method. They can be appointed additionally, but they will not solve the problem by themselves.

Effective treatment of alopecia requires time and money. Savings here are only possible if you consult a doctor and carefully follow his recommendations. Purchased without looking fashionable expensive means, applied from time to time, the problem does not solve.

Alopecia (baldness) in Women

Alopecia in women is pathologically caused by hair loss. The disease leads either to partial hair thinning, or to its complete disappearance in some parts of the head and body. There are several types of baldness in women - it is focal (nesting), diffuse (symptomatic) and androgenic alopecia.

According to the available statistics, one third of the total female population faces the problem of balding. The age when alopecia manifests varies from 25 to 45 years, but more often than not, hair begins to fall out after 40 years. However, baldness can begin much earlier.

To diagnose pathology and determine the methods of treatment, visit a dermatologist, whose narrow specialization is tricholog

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

There are many reasons that can trigger the process of baldness in women. Among the most common are the following:
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome. Hair falls out as a result of insufficient production of estrogen, while testosterone begins to prevail, which is uncharacteristic for the woman's body
  • Iron-deficiency anemia. Often the shortage of hemoglobin and red blood cells is caused by amenorrhea, adherence to strict diets, excessive physical exertion. As a result, the appearance of the woman as a whole, and the condition of her hair in particular, suffer
  • Pregnancy and lactation. First, most of the nutrients that enter the body of a woman are spent not on her, but on the fetus. Secondly, there is a serious hormonal adjustment. Thirdly, a woman suffers from fatigue and chronic fatigue. All these three factors negatively affect the condition of the hair, as a result of which they begin to fall out
  • Fungal head skin lesions. The vital activity of pathological fungi often becomes the cause of alopecia in the nesting type. Mandatory medical consultation and treatment with antimycotic drugs are required
  • Pathological disorders of the functioning of the thyroid gland. First of all, hypothyroidism leads to alopecia
  • Frequent stresses, disorders of the nervous system, all this causes a violation of the blood supply to the scalp and leads to alopecia
  • Chronic diseases. Any long-term illnesses lead to a deterioration in the condition of the hair. In this regard, systemic pathologies are adversely affecting, for example, lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, infections - pneumonia and tuberculosis, syphilis, poisoning
  • Acceptance of certain medicines. Drugs that have a negative effect on the hair, there are many, in particular, hormonal contraceptives, antidepressants, laxatives, aspirin, drugs for the treatment of cancer, a means to reduce body weight, etc.
  • Injuries and cosmetology procedures. Any injury to the scalp and hair follicles: tension, color, discoloration, blow-drying, braiding of African braids and other manipulations, has a negative impact. With regular chemical, thermal and traumatic effects, a woman will necessarily lose her hair
  • Supercooling of the scalp, which leads to vasospasms
  • Regular intake of high doses of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol
  • The defeat of the scalp by bacteria or parasites, getting burns, radiation exposure - all this can lead to scarring of alopecia. In this case the bulb is destroyed, the hair ceases to grow forever
  • Chronic telogenous hair loss is a baldness, the causes of which can not be established
  • A deficiency in the body of zinc and other important micro- and macroelements.

Stages of Baldness in Women

To determine the stage of alopecia, the Ludwig scale is used in the fair sex. It is customary to distinguish three stages of alopecia. The disease begins with the thinning of the hair rods in the area of ​​the existing parting. Then, baldness spreads in all directions.
So, it is accepted to distinguish the following stages of alopecia in women:
  • The first stage is characterized by a thinning of the hair cover in the forehead and in the parietal zone;
  • The second stage is described as moderately expressed hair loss in the parietal and frontal zones;
  • At the third stage, there is a pronounced thinning of the hair on the vertex. On the sides of the hair remain, but become much rarer and thinner.

Types of Baldness in Women

All available models of baldness in a woman represented by several main species: focal, androgenic, diffuse and alopecia areata.

Focal Alopecia:- Alopecia areata is a local hair loss with the formation of foci of round or oval damage. This process is developed as a result of the fact that the cells of immune defense begin to affect the roots of the hair. Foci of alopecia may be several, but most often it is one.
It is accepted to distinguish:
  • Focal
  • Multifocal
  • Subtotal
  • Total
  • Universal alopecia areata.
At the last stage of the disease, the hair will be lost throughout the body. Often the nail plates are damaged in parallel. The disease develops against the background of a genetic predisposition, under the influence of a number of provocative factors. It can be poisoning, stress, the introduction of vaccines, viral diseases, taking antibiotics, etc.

Androgenic alopecia:- It is generally accepted that this type of hair loss occurs infrequently in women, although the statistical data diverge. There is evidence that androgenic alopecia affects women in the range of 20 to 90% of the population. In this case, a significant excess of testosterone levels is detected in the blood of patients. In parallel, a woman suffers from the formation of secondary sexual characteristics, characteristic of men. Her hair begins to grow on her face, her voice coarsens. The process of deposition does not cause testosterone itself, but its transformed form - dihydrotestosterone. It appears in the body under the action of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase.

Baldness can begin both with formation of a strip, and on a nested type. The growth of the area of ​​alopecia occurs unevenly, with the hair falling out completely, as a result of which a large area with a smooth skin is formed. Hair can grow on the crown, but they are single shoots.

It is believed that this type of baldness is inherited and in 75% of cases is inherited on the maternal line.

Diffuse Alopecia:- Diffuse hair loss is a hair loss associated with a pronounced sensitivity of the hair follicles to dihydrotestosterone. This is the main cause of diffuse balding in women in 95% of cases.

The clinical picture can develop on three models:
  • Alopecia by the type of strip, also called I-shaped alopecia. At the same time, hair falls over the entire head, and in the parietal region an oblong area is formed, on which the skin is clearly visible. In parallel, hair falls in the area of ​​the temples and bangs. In the absence of treatment, the band widens and captures the entire parietal zone. The visible area of ​​the scalp becomes more and more;
  • Alopecia by nesting type, or O-shaped alopecia;
  • Androgenic female hair loss, which is considered the most dangerous and can quickly lead to a complete loss of hair.
As a rule, it is not difficult to diagnose a diffuse type of baldness to a doctor-trichologist. If the disease is ignored, then in the end all strong hair will be lost, and on the head there will be only thin rare rods. A similar state in trichologists is called the dandelion effect.

Diffuse alopecia can be telogen and anagenic. Telogenous alopecia is most often provoked by nerve stresses, hormonal failures, medication intake, surgical interventions, chronic pathologies, adherence to rigid dietary nutrition. With this form of diffuse alopecia, the follicles leave the rest phase ahead of time.

Anagenic diffuse alopecia occurs as a result of exposure to radiation, chemotherapy, or strong poisons. That is, the factor that caused baldness was rapid and disastrous, so the hair follicles did not have time to go into a resting phase, as a result, the hair died out and fell out.

Most often, diffuse alopecia passes after the elimination of the causes that provoked it. After a maximum of 9 months, the hair begins to grow again. To accelerate their growth, medicinal preparations can be used, in particular, Minoxidil, sprays, therapeutic shampoos and hair masks.

Nesting Baldness:- This type of diffuse alopecia is characterized by rapid loss of hair follicles. The manifestation of the pathological process is the formation of a strip in the part of the parting. Gradually it increases, becoming wider. As a result, a round zone of alopecia, framed on the sides by hair, appears on the head. Above, the head resembles a nest, which gave the name to this form of alopecia.

How to Stop Baldness in Women?

Treatment of alopecia depends on the cause that caused it. Therefore, the first step in the fight against hair loss should be a visit to the doctor. It is he who, on the basis of the diagnostic measures carried out, will determine the form of alopecia and plan a therapy plan.
Possible methods of combating hair loss caused by pathologies of organs or systems are as follows:
  • Therapy of fungal head skin with antimycotics;
  • Elimination of iron deficiency anemia with iron and vitamin therapy;
  • Elimination of endocrine pathologies;
  • Correction of immune deficiency;
  • Getting rid of skin diseases;
  • Solving neurological problems.
If a woman has androgenic alopecia, then it shows the passage of treatment with Minoxidil. The remaining methods to combat this genetic disease are ineffective. It is worth noting that after the cessation of therapy, the hair will most likely be lost again if it is true alopecia, not hair loss, caused by the disease of other organs.

Shampoos against Alopecia in Women

One of the means to combat hair loss is the use of various shampoos. However, not every popular remedy really has a curative effect, and it is necessary to apply them competently.

You can use as a prophylactic drug with the extract of thymus gland entering into its composition. This component helps fight dihydrotestosterone, which contributes to hair loss. But the fight against baldness can not be fast. Two or three weeks is not enough to see the effect. Shampoo will need to be used for a long time, and the first result can be seen not earlier than in a couple of months. In addition, some women this drug may not help.

Therapeutic shampoos are dispensed without a prescription, you can find separate means for men and for women. They are produced under different brands and brands. It is desirable that the composition included nutrients that could stimulate and improve the work of hair follicles. It is better to give preference to well-known manufacturers.

In addition to useful ingredients, shampoos can also meet harmful components for hair. For example, surfactants are dangerous because they have an aggressive effect on the hair follicles. As part of the shampoo, they can be labeled as "sodium lauryl sulfate" or "SLS". Therefore, if the surfactant is part of the shampoo, it should be discarded.

In case of baldness, shampoos based on natural ingredients, for example, with lavender oil, palmette grass or tea tree oil, can be used as a prophylactic. In any case, before giving preference to one or another remedy, you should consult a doctor.

Perhaps one of these shampoos will be an excellent means of preventing hair loss:
  • Progaine - is a fairly popular drug from alopecia, manufactured by Rogain. The composition of this shampoo includes Minoxidil;
  • Shampoo and tablets for oral administration of Provillus. The composition of this complex preventive agent includes palmette extract, zinc and magnesium, biotin and has a curative effect in androgenetic alopecia Minoxidil;
  • The three-component preventive and curative scheme of alopecia can be based on the use of anti-alopecia remedies Nioxin. This is an air conditioner, shampoo and a direct medical product. The composition of shampoo and conditioner includes vitamins, proteins and amino acids, designed to nourish and thicken hair. The drug itself has a depressing effect on the production of dihydrotestosterone. You can choose the most suitable option, based on the condition of the hair, the degree of their damage and thinning;
  • Shampoo Nizoral is an effective tool for fighting fungal skin lesions. It has a wide range of effects and effectively allows you to get rid of dandruff. There is evidence that Nizoral can combat alopecia androgenic pattern baldness, but it must be used on an ongoing basis;
  • Shampoo with dihydrotestosterone blockers included in its composition - Revivogen. The active substances are metol, palmetto and soy protein. This tool can be used alone or in combination with other preventive and curative shampoos.
Some shampoos give the best effect if they are combined with other products. So, Nizoral can be used in conjunction with Rogain. As for the intake of ketoconazole inwards, doctors do not recommend doing this, despite the pronounced inhibitory effect of the drug on androgens and dihydrotestosterone. The risk of developing severe side effects is too high, since this remedy is toxic.

Best Shampoo for Hair Restoration and Growth:- Many hairdressers recommend their customers complaining of alopecia, try using shampoo, which is sold in veterinary shops. This is Zoo Vip Shampoo and Balm in one bottle. It includes tar and propolis, which help to improve hair, stimulate their growth.

During the use of this remedy, you can smell unpleasant, but do not worry about it, it quickly disappears. The product should not be applied undiluted. Its concentration should be 1 to 10 with a normal shampoo for daily use. After the shampoo is applied to the hair, it should be held for 7 minutes, then rinse with water. To facilitate combing, you can apply any balm or rinse. If there is a strong hair loss, this shampoo should be used on a regular basis. Most reviews after using it are positive. In addition, the price of this shampoo is not very high.

Baldness Cure Women

There are many tools for the treatment of alopecia in women, but it is safe to say that at least one of them will help 100%, it is impossible. According to statistical data, the most effective drugs are Minoxidil and Finasteride.
Baldness Cure Women
Minoxidil is a liquid that must be applied to the affected areas of the head. Perform the procedure twice a day, which helps stimulate the work of hair follicles. As a result, hair growth resumes, the rod itself becomes thicker and longer remains viable. Representatives of the male sex can use the drug at a concentration of 5%, and women are not recommended to apply Minoxidil more than 2% solution. This limitation is due to the fact that women are at increased risk of facial hair.

The mechanism of the work of the remedy remains unclear until the end. However, it is believed that after its application the blood flow to the sleeping bulbs increases, it seems to awaken them, and the hair starts to grow again. However, initially the remedy was created to lower blood pressure. Increased hair growth was considered a side effect of taking Minoxidil.

Finasteride is a drug for oral administration. It is released when a prescription is available. The main action of Finasteride is the inhibition of the production of dihydrotestosterone, which promotes hair loss by the type of androgenic alopecia. This drug may have a toxic effect on the fetus if it is taken by a pregnant woman.

There are data that 90% of men no longer suffer from hair loss due to Finasteride. And hair restoration is observed in 65% of cases. Of the side effects can be noted a decrease in libido. When negative effects begin to develop, Finasteride should be withdrawn.

Corticosteroids are effective drugs for getting rid of nest alopecia. In this type of alopecia corticosteroids are injected. The first results can be seen after a month. If there are contraindications to injection, then you can use drugs that are available in the form of creams or ointments. However, the effect will be less pronounced.

There is also a cream for getting rid of alopecia, its name is Anthralin. It must be applied to the affected areas every day, after a while, the cream should be washed off. The remedy is effective against a focal type of alopecia. However, a positive result is observed by about a quarter of patients.

Preventing Baldness in Women

Prevention of alopecia is an important stage in the fight against alopecia.
There are several practical tips that can help save hair:
  • Hair restoration will not occur until 6 months later. Therefore, interrupt treatment early in the absence of a result;
  • You should lead a healthy lifestyle, give up harmful habits, avoid stress;
  • The growth of hair is promoted by vitamins of group B and zinc;
  • Sometimes, preventing the loss of hair allows the reception of antihistamines. Perhaps you should try switching to a gluten-free diet;
  • It is necessary to avoid hypothermia of the head, so as not to provoke a vasospasm. Therefore, in the cold season it is necessary to wear a hat;
  • It is recommended to minimize the intake of caffeine in the body;
  • It is necessary to reduce the traumatic, thermal and chemical effects on the hair.
If baldness proceeds according to the type of androgenic alopecia, then there are no specific preventive measures, since the prognosis for the development of pathology is rather problematic. In this regard, it is necessary to resort to a trichologist and follow his advice on the therapy of a specific form of alopecia.