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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best and effective treatment for hair loss?

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Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc. Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the most effective and fast treatment of hereditary hair loss ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Hair loss: Genetically determined hair loss may be helped by a dermatologist assessing your hair loss, ensuring that is not caused or aggravated by medical causes like thyroid disease or other hormonal disorders, medications, skin disease,etc. Certain medications like propecia, minoxidil may be prescribed. Hair transplants may be considered in certain cases. You could start by consulting a dermatologist.
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A 47-year-old male asked:

What is the best treatment for minor hair loss?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Hair loss treatment: Best treatment for hair loss varies depending on your sex, medical and family history and physical findings. Effective treatments to slow hair loss or promote hair growth include topical and oral medications, laser therapy, PRP hair restoration treatments and hair transplants. In some cases, such as alopecia areata or post partum hair loss, hair may regrow in a bout 12 months without treatment
A 39-year-old female asked:

What is the best treatment for thinning hair and hair loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical or psychiatric causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist with expertise in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc.). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (such as low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male-female-pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, etc...
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Hair loss: Search for the cause of the hormone imbalance and then treat the cause. Balancing the hormones with bio-identical hormones is usually recommended, but treatment of the cause is the most important.

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