If you’re one of the many men and women struggling with thinning hair or pattern baldness, you may have considered a hair restoration treatment that promotes healthy hair growth. However, hair transplants and medical hair restoration treatments aren’t the only option for achieving a healthy head of hair. A segment on The Doctors TV show recently featured some other options for hair loss and for replacing thinning hair. In addition to prescription hair loss products, some patients may benefit from the following hair loss treatment alternatives:
- Diet and lifestyle improvements – a healthy, well-balanced diet can help to improve hair health and keep hair looking thick and shiny. A diet high in lean protein can make hair stronger, and the body needs iron and zinc to regenerate hair. Regular exercise can increase circulation and blood flow, and also prevent hair loss in the future.
- Prescription medication – Minoxidil and Propecia are the most commonly-prescribed prescription medications for hair loss and can be an attractive alternative for those who are not candidates for hair transplants or hair loss surgery. Minoxidil is available in regular strength in the form of Rogaine.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) techniques – NeoGraft is one of the latest technologies in hair restoration and is becoming an attractive option for many hair restoration specialists because it doesn’t create any linear scars. The FUE technique involves transplanting a very small group of follicles into a balding patch to generate hair growth.
- Latisse – you’ve probably heard about Latisse for growing thick and plump eyelashes, but Latisse may also be effective for strengthening and thickening the hair on the scalp. Doctors may be able to use Latisse as an off-label product for hair loss. Latisse is applied topically to stimulate hair growth and create stronger hair.