People with alopecia can experience dramatic regrowth of their hair; however, the rate at which regrowth occurs differs depending on individual. So while some individuals may experience some hair re-growth after total hair loss, there are individuals who would never experience hair re-growth. And, unfortunately, the longer that a person has had alopecia areata, totalis or universalis, the poorer the prognosis for significant regrowth. Inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness) cannot be prevented. However, many treatments are available, either to slow down the process of hair loss and balding, or to permanently restore hair to the bald spots on your head.
Products like Rogaine are best used to slow down balding and retain what hair is left on the head, but Rogaine is not considered a viable solution for those looking to restore hair on the top of the head or at the hairline. It does not cure or fix baldness. While it can delay the loss of additional hair due to androgenic alopecia, any hair retained or regrown with Rogaine will be lost within a few months after the drug usage is stopped. Propecia- an FDA-approved tablet taken once a day and available by prescription only- is another option that promotes hair growth by inhibiting the formation of the DHT hormone that weakens hair and halts its growth.
For those with more advanced hair loss who are looking to restore hair and not merely retain their existing hair, surgical hair restoration is the best bet. If you would like to learn more about the causes of hair loss and available treatment options, you can schedule a free consultation with a Bosley professional. Bosley physicians can inform you if there is a problem, what the condition could be, and offer the appropriate treatment or solution. You can find much more information about what could be causing your hair loss and the available treatment options at Bosley.