The world market for hair care products should make 85 billion dollars in 2017. By 2021, it will reach a striking level of 94 billion. This fact is predicted by many experts. The increase in the number of hair care products does not improve the statistics. Today, more than 80 million men and women suffer from hair loss in the United States of America.
Hair loss facts about men, from the American Association of Hair Loss:
- More than 65% of men have some form of baldness by the age of 35.
- Approximately 25% of hair problems begin to occur by the age of 20.
- The symptoms of alopecia are visually noticeable in 85% of men in their fifties.
The American Association of Hair Loss statistics for women:
- Currently, more than 21 million women are struggling with any form of hair loss.
- By the age of sixty, 80% of women experience noticeable hair loss.
- Approximately 12% of patients try to get rid of their problem with the help of medicine.
These disappointing statistics motivate the leaders of the cosmetology industry to create new products. Today, most manufacturers are focused on increasing their financial profit. The solution to the problem isn’t the main goal for them. People with baldness are forced to constantly look for new ways to treat the disease. The search for an effective product most often shows a lack of safe, natural, and inexpensive solutions.
Don’t get upset. There is always a way to solve the problem: medicines, surgeries, and medical procedures can give everyone a chance. Each option has its pros and cons. Let’s learn about some of them.
Hair transplantation and alopecia
Hair transplantation is the ultimate solution to the hair loss problem. The choice of technique depends on the affected area and hair density of the donor. A smooth hairline after the operation is possible only after even redistribution of donor’s hair. The front hairline is also very important.
Surgery can be done in several stages. The procedure is unique for each patient. The transplanted hair follicles remain at rest stage within six to eight weeks. Intensive growth begins only after 100-150 days. The final results can be seen after 12 months.
The disadvantage of the procedure is soreness and possible complications. Surgery won’t help people with the last stages of alopecia.
Drug therapy with alopecia
In case of baldness, the doctor may prescribe local medicines or pills. The most popular are Miconidesil and Finasteride. The doctor can recommend alternative remedies with natural ingredients (nettle, burdock, onion, coconut, castor oil, etc.). It is worth considering that the effectiveness of the homeopathic measure has not been proven.
Vitamin supplements, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory and sedative medications can be also recommended for alopecia. Corticosteroids can suppress the immunity and contribute to the elimination of the autoimmune disease.
Trichologists select the treatment for each patient, individually. It is important to seek help from a competent doctor when you have the first symptoms. The specialist will conduct a thorough exam and prescribe medications.
The disadvantage of this method is are the side effects that almost every drug has, as well as some limitations in the application.
Low-level laser radiation with alopecia
Laser low-level therapy demonstrates good results in the treatment of any form of alopecia. The low-level light enhances the blood supply to the hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. Low-level laser radiation activates microcirculation of lymph and improves biochemical reactions. Hair gets intensive nutrition and begins to grow actively. This method of therapy helps not only with baldness, but also for improving the density of the hair. The effect of low-level light has been proven by numerous studies. Today, the therapy is successfully applied in the best world clinics.