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What are the Best Baldness Remedies?

Alicia Sparks
Alicia Sparks

Ultimately, the best baldness remedies depend on the person dealing with baldness. Considering the cause of the baldness and how long the hair loss will last will help the person choose the most effective baldness treatment. Some people dealing with temporary hair loss due to an illness or treatment might find less permanent options, such as wigs, make more sense for them. Other people dealing with permanent hair loss might be interested in longer-lasting baldness remedies such as topical hair restoration creams and hair extensions. If these remedies aren’t choices or are ineffective, a person might talk with his doctor about surgical hair restoration options.

Since they’re easy to use and often less expensive than other options, topical baldness remedies are the first line of defense for many people. There are both over-the-counter and prescription topical hair loss treatments available. Most topical treatments are in the forms of creams and shampoos. Some are marketed as natural remedies for baldness, and others include certain steroids designed to promote hair growth. Since there are so many options, the person might save time and money by first talking with a doctor about the specific problem causing the baldness and which topical treatments might work best for that problem.

A man starting to lose his hair.
A man starting to lose his hair.

If topical baldness treatments don’t work or aren’t an option, the person might consider other noninvasive solutions such as wigs, extensions, and other kinds of nonsurgical transplants. Again, the effectiveness of these kinds of baldness remedies will depend on the person. Wigs, for example, are ideal solutions for certain people such as patients who have temporarily lost their hair due to an illness or medical treatment. People who don’t expect their hair to grow back, for any reason, might consider more secure options like hair extensions or nonsurgical hair restoration designed to be weaved into existing hair or adhered to the scalp. Although these kinds of baldness remedies are more secure than traditional wigs, they do require some regular maintenance.

Some people with thinning hair may use wigs.
Some people with thinning hair may use wigs.

When they work, topical baldness remedies provide a more permanent solution than do wigs, hair extensions, or nonsurgical hair restoration. When topical treatments don’t work, and the person wants a more permanent way of treating baldness, he might consider surgical hair transplants or restoration. Due to medical and scientific advancements, surgical hair transplants are common kinds of baldness remedies. Still, they aren’t without risk. Anyone considering surgery should consult an experienced hair restoration doctor who can explain the various surgical options, the ideal cosmetic outcomes, and the potential complications.

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