Last year there reports circulated in the medical community that there may in fact be a cure for male pattern baldness. The media grabbed a hold and ran with it and soon that’s all you heard were claims that baldness was a thing of the past. Now, here we are a year later and still nothing has changed. The “miracle cures” are still in the testing stage. Although there is still hope for the future, it’s not quite here yet.
Two-thirds of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35 according to the American Hair Loss Association. And it’s not just men, 40% of people who lose their hair are women. Good news however, in the meantime there are a few procedures that may change the way we view baldness forever.
1. Compounded Finasteride/Minoxidil: This is a high-strength compound of minoxidil that is giving a big boost to improving hair loss. There is a standard minoxidil that you can buy over the counter but it’s effective about 40% of the time. The off label compound however is FDA approved and is more powerful and it has been shown to be effective in stimulating the follicles in your head. It’s as easy as going to get a prescription.
2. Vampire PRP: Interesting name for a hair loss product but due to the fact that it involves platelet-rich plasma explains it. Such celebrities such as LeBron James and Tiger Woods have used it and you know it must work if that’s the case. The science behind it is that they use modified blood to stimulate hair growth. They will draw blood, it is spun in a centrifuge and then processed to make a growth cocktail. They numb the patients scalp and then the cocktail is injected into the scalp. This stimulates the hair growth and voila say goodbye to hair loss.
3. Minimally-Invasive FUE Hair Transplants: This procedure is conducted through a machine and less invasive than harvesting your hair follicles. It’s less painful and more efficient because its machine-assisted. They determined a machine was the best possible means of doing the procedures as doctors were finding it difficult to perform. The machine assists experienced surgeons in the procedures of transplanting hair. The machines of course have far better precision and can cause less trauma to a patient. If that’s the case then there is quicker recovery time for the patient which will help the process of hair growth be successful.
Whether any of these procedures are in your ballpark is for you to determine but they may be a plausible solution for you to consider until the “miracle cures” become available.