Hair Loss Treatment in Mumbai

Treatments for Hair loss – comparison, pros and cons, which is better for you

Does your heart skip a beat when you find strands of hair lying all across the bathroom tiles after you are done showering? Or when you find a huge chunk of hair tangled in your brush, as soon as you finish combing? We can understand your pain. Hair loss is a very common condition and affects most people at some point in their lives. Generally, we lose about 100 strands of hair every day and it is considered normal. However, some people may experience excessive hair loss, which may be a cause of concern. Hair loss can be caused due to a number of reasons including- Anaemia, thyroid disease, protein deficiency, hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause), low vitamin levels and chemotherapy.

Whatever may be the cause, if you are looking for hair loss treatment in Mumbai, this article has got you covered.

Rogaine And Propecia

Hair loss caused due to hereditary reasons can be cured by FDA approved drugs: Rogaine (topical minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). It’s advised to only use these drugs after consulting your doctor.
Rogaine is a topical solution which needs to be directly applied or rubbed on the scalp where hair loss is evident. Rogaine lotion helps to decrease the hair loss.
Finasteride (Propecia) – This drug is only available for men. This is a prescription drug which brings down hair loss and leads to new hair growth. You need to continue taking it to retain its benefits.
It is advised to refrain from using Rogaine if your scalp is burnt, infected or swollen.

ROGAINE SIDE EFFECTS

  • Swelling in your feet or hands, weight gain
  • Lightheaded feeling
  • Facial hair growth
  • Headache and dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeats

PROPECIA SIDE EFFECTS

  • Loss of interest in Sex
  • Swelling in the hands or feet
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Trouble having an orgasm
  • Skin rash

It is important to understand that the above drugs work on cases in which hair loss is caused due to hereditary factors.

Hair Transplant

In hair transplantation, your own hair is removed from the back of your scalp and transplanted in the area of baldness. It grows naturally. Hair transplant is available at Apollo Spectra if you need hair loss treatment in Mumbai.

PROS

  • The colour of your hair is same as the original hair.
  • Hair growth normally begins after 2 to 3 months
  • The person gets his/her confidence back and there is no hassle in handling the transplanted hair.
  • The person is able to maintain his/her according to their wishes, s/he can wash it, color it or style it in any manner.

CONS

  • Hair transplant can cause bleeding.
  • Infection
  • Itching
  • Numbness in the treated area of scalp
  • Swelling
  • Bruising around the eyes
Scalp Reduction

In scalp reduction, parts of the scalp that are affected by alopecia are removed. The main purpose is to reduce the area of bald skin. Later, repositioning and stretching of healthier parts of skin is done, which makes the bald area smaller.

PROS

  • You get your hair back on your head.
  • You get a sense of confidence.

CONS

  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • It can cause numbness in the treated area.
  • Permanent shock loss.
  • Extreme scarring in the donor area
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy offers the opportunity of hair growth for those patients who do not want to undergo surgery or those patients who want a more aggressive, effective and nonsurgical approach to treatment.

Advantages of PRP therapy

  • It is a simple, nonsurgical procedure to treat hair loss
  • It is an office-based procedure lasting only 60 minutes
  • Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a very safe procedure as the patient’s own blood is used
  • PRP therapy is a noninvasive therapy and thus has a very quick recovery period
  •  It gives beautiful, aesthetically appealing and overall natural looking result
  • It prepares the hair and skin for an upcoming hair transplant
  • It also strengthens the hair root
  • It prevents further hair loss
  • It reduces the formation of crusts
What are the tips to prevent hair loss?

If you are taking birth control pills, then go for low-androgen index birth control pills.

  • Avoid frequent combing and brushing as it can force break gentle hair strands on your head.
  • Shampoo your hair every day as shampoo contain sulfates, which can take away the natural oil from your hair.
  • Avoid elastic hair bands or tight hair styles.
  • Lose hope as there are many solutions which can help you deal with this problem. Take an appointment with your dermatologist to find out the best treatment for you.
  • Use too much of styling products like clay, hair wax, hair spray, mousse, and hair gel. They make your hair less healthy and more prone to breaking and splitting.
  • Use bristled brush after you are done with the shower. Hair is weakest when it’s wet and in the most fragile condition in that state, using bristled brush can be really harsh.
  • Rub your hair vigorously after a shower. It is advisable to use a soft cloth towel and pat your hair dry.
  • Avoid heavy drinking as alcohol dehydrates the body and deprive the scalp of essential nutrients it needs for hair growth.
  • Keep blow dryer too close to the scalp and continuously move it around.
  • Use too hot or too cold water. Use water at room temperature.
  • Avoid smoking as it can have a negative impact on your circulation, which impairs the blood flow to your hair follicles. It eventually leads to hair loss and hair thinning.

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