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Best Hair Growth Treatment For Women
Depends : I assume you are referring to growth of scalp hair that is thinning out due to heredity . If that is not the case or you are not sure your best bet is to get a hair loss evaluation by a dermatologist. If you have hereditary male pattern hair loss you have two choices. Minoxidil topical works and is over the counter. Finasteride is taken orally but you need a prescription. ...Read more
Maybe: Platelet rich plasma is thought to have growth factors and cytokines that rejuvenate skin and perhaps hair follicles and matrix. As mono therapy it probably isn't so great but it may help hair transplantation Propecia (finasteride) or Minoxidil work better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women transplants: I have been doing hair transplants for 36 years and almost 25% of my patients are women. Most doctors put the grafts in slits in the recipient area which just spreads the bald area. I use small punches to remove the bald skin between hairs. This creates more density.As long as the patient has sufficient donor hair the results are outstanding. If not then a wig is about the only other alternative ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for weak hair follicles with stunted growth? Type of shampoos, pills etc.
Healthy diet: A healthy diet with adequate protein, calcium, fresh fruits and vegetables is the best treatment for weak hair follicles. Avoid pulling on the hair or tying it back tightly. Unfortunately shampoos and pills do not help with hair growth. Pills that cause hair growth cause hair growth everywhere including arms, legs and mustache. ...Read more
Biotin-Hair ; Nails: Biotin is a type of vitamin b complex and it is sometimes known as vitamin h (h for hair). Biotin is particularly for anyone who is interested in promoting hair growth and growing thicker hair. Besides, it also ensures the overall health of skin and nails, assisting in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein and maintaining the health of mind and emotional well-being of a person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can rogaine (minoxidil) be used for hair growth on scalp hair as well for women how is it used? Is it good for women?
Rogaine (minoxidil): For women and men, use rogaine (minoxidil) for men because it is 5% and is the strongest. Rogaine (minoxidil) is applied twice a day but one you start using rogaine (minoxidil) you will have to use it the rest of your life otherwise the hair will stop growing and will fall out. ...Read more
Depends: First you want to better categorize why you are losing hair. The causes are far ranging from stress, nutritional, hormonal, genetic, autoimmune/inflammatory, even related to how you chemically treat or braid your hair. Only once you have a better sense of the underlying cause or causes can you better determine a treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rogaine (minoxidil) only acts directly where it is applied. Men put it on their scalp in the front receding hairline area of in the back circle of hair loss. Women get more of a female pattern baldness when is overall equal hair loss from the entire scalp. You may use rogaine (minoxidil) for this, but be sure to wash your hands so you don't transfer it to areas where you don't want hair growth to be encouraged! ...Read more
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair reduction is very effective for women (and men). Depending on skin type, ethnicity, laser used and area you wish treated, you may need between 6 and 10 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart. Multiple areas can be treated simultaneously if you wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?
Wrong question : Homeopathy doesn't directly treat facial hair. It impacts underlying disturbances of your healing system that result in your symptoms -- one of which is facial hair. It's individualized, and a remedy that helps one person may not help others. An experienced homeopath would need to take your case and prescribe a deep-acting remedy. An endocrinology consult would also be wise, for hormonal issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indications : Gh is tightly regulated with specific fda indications for its use. Short stature by itself is not an indication to use gh. When gh is prescribed certainly it is better to give it sooner rather than later but there is normally no urgency. Hypoglycemia in infants with gh deficiency may be an exception. Patients with pws start during infancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hair has been thinning and greying at an alarming rate.Any recommendations for women's hair growth pills?
Absolutely not: You are wasting your money. It benefits only those who take your money. ...Read more
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