Treating Baldness in Men and Women
Baldness is a condition that affects both men and women alike. While most cases are due to genetic predisposition, some cases of hair loss can be caused by diet, pregnancy or hair styling. At MilfordMD, we provide different options for hair restoration treatments.
Medical Treatments for Baldness and Hair Loss
Two hair restoration medications for baldness have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after appropriate double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials. It is important to note that only two hair restoration medications have won such approval. Many products are advertised and marketed with a claim for hair restoration, but few have ever been subjected to the clinical trials necessary to prove efficacy and safety.
Hair Additions and Replacements
A small number of people with baldness are not candidates for surgical or medical hair restoration. For these persons, hair additions or total hair replacement may be considered:
- A person with temporary total hair loss due to radiation or chemotherapy may be a candidate for temporary total hair replacement (a wig).
- A person who is congenitally unable to grow hair may be a candidate for permanent total hair replacement (a wig, or several wigs for different occasions)
- Hair additions may be a temporary measure for the person who wants hair loss corrected but is not yet ready to undergo hair transplantation.
- Hair additions or replacements may be considered by the person who has too little donor dominant hair for use in hair transplantation.