Hair restoration is the only permanent solution to hair loss, which we will discuss. There are three FDA approved or accepted solutions that can make an impact on your fight against hair loss, including Propecia®, Minoxidil and the Bosley LaserComb.
Propecia® (approved by the FDA in 1997) is a prescription drug for men only that effectively reduces the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the primary cause of male pattern baldness (androgenitic alopecia). DHT causes hair follicles to slowly close off, over time, miniaturizing them to the point where they eventually fall out. Read more about Propecia® and how it may be helpful as part of a complete treatment plan.
The most common treatment for hair loss is Minoxidil. Minoxidil has been proven in some cases to help stop or slow down hair loss on the vertex (crown) of the head. However, it has demonstrated little effect on frontal hair loss (temples and hair line) where most men have concerns.
The Bosley LaserComb is the only drug free treatment option and the only medical device accepted by the FDA for the promotion of hair growth. The Bosley LaserComb, which uses 9 individual laser beams, may be used on preoperative and postoperative patients to obtain optimal results after permanent hair restoration surgery. It may also be beneficial for those with early stage hair loss and is not ideal for those in the advanced stages of hair loss. Read more about the Bosley LaserComb.
The only permanent solution to hair loss is hair restoration surgery. This remarkably simple outpatient procedure involves the transplanting of hairs and follicles from one area of the head to another.
In adrogenitic alopecia (male pattern baldness) hair is moved from areas that are resistant to DHT (the back and sides) and artfully placed in the areas that are thinning, the top and front. These hair follicles are resistant to DHT and will thrive where the follicles sensitive to DHT failed.
Details of the Bosley permanent hair restoration procedure are explained further in these 5 steps as well as the included video series. This video series documents a patient’s complete experience with Bosley Medical starting with the initial consultations and ending with the progress after the hair restoration procedure.
Free, private consultations are available with a Bosley Senior Counselor who will answer your general questions on the causes of hair loss, treatment options and a range of cost. A free DVD and information kit is also available or a representative can be reached at 1-800-858-7680.