As we all know, with age comes gray hairs. In some people these gray hairs are embraced and worn with pride, but in a lot of cases they are a constant reminder of getting older. Nobody wants to be reminded of their age every time they look in a mirror or see a photograph of themselves, but could the dying, or coloring, of your hair be affecting the way your hair grows? Could it accelerate the hair loss process?
As technology continues to progress in the world of hair restoration, new and innovative methods for treating hair loss are showing lots of promise. The techniques used in hair transplant procedures, the topical and oral medications, and the introduction of light as a way to stimulate hair growth have continued to push the limits of what we, as doctors, can do to help restore your hair to a healthier level.
One of the most important things you can do when choosing a doctor is make sure that you feel that person has your best interests in mind.
Minoxidil, better known by the brand name Rogaine, is a topical medication designed to help promote hair growth.
By the age of 35, approximately 40% of men will be visibly suffering from hair loss. That percentage jumps up to 65% once you reach the age of 60. So there’s a good chance that, at some point in your life, you’re going to suffer from male pattern baldness, or hair loss.
Nearly all medications have the potential to carry side effects. Hair loss is sometimes one of them. Though not as frequent as side effects like headache or nausea, when hair loss does occur, it often can rattle patients and leave them with countless questions like:
- Is the hair loss permanent?
- Will it get worse?
- Is the meditation worth it?
All are fair questions. As much as we love our health, we also love our hair. It can be a frustrating challenge to decide what’s best for ourselves and our well-being.
When people think of hair loss, they usually envision aging men going bald. Though this kind of hair loss—typically caused by androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness—is the most common, it’s far from the only form.
We also regularly treat patients experiencing hair loss on the face, including the eyebrows. Though it’s a tiny patch of hair, eyebrow loss can have a massive effect on a person’s appearance, personal style and self-esteem.