What is the Treatment of Hair Loss? – Dr. Niranjana Raj

What is the Treatment of Hair Loss? – Dr. Niranjana Raj

It is important to determine if the person is suffering from hair fall from the history they are telling as it is or is it because they are noting ore thinning over the scalp. From this we examine the scalp over a dermatoscope or a skin surface microscope. We can determine if it is just hair fall because all the roots will be of equal diameter if there are varying disparities and lot of roots are lying in different diameter in the scalp that shows a thinning process that is happening. It is important to determine any underlying cause for the hair fall. We have to rule out any deficiencies, like Vitamin D, B12, iron deficiency and thyroid and also treat accordingly. For example iron rich food is over important iron deficiency, curry leaf, spinach, dates, spinach and pomegranate and even B12 deficiency, we advise salmon fish, eggs, chicken etc in their diet to be improved. Even soya is a high source of protein and that also helps to maintain the hair. We also give a lot of multivitamin support in order to balance out those deficiencies. If there is hair fall and we are not noticing and by thinning on the scalp, we also give protein or peptide based serum that helps in anchoring the hair roots. In adjuvant we also use shampoos. It will have a bit of hormone inhibitors or DHA inhibitors and it also helps increasing the penetration of the serum more into the scalp. In case of thinning, then the gold standard treatment will be the treatment with minoxidil. Minoxidil 2% is what we advise for females and 5% is what we advise for males. Applied 1 ml in the morning and 1 ml in the night. They will be supplied with multivitamins and nutritional supplements and in case we see he thinning is more progressive, meedne is meant to retain the hair. No medicine can stabilize the balding pores it can stabilise 70 to 80% . 20 to 30% in inspite of medicine there can be a bit of thinning. So what we do is we can do on low level laser therapy. That is a laser light with biostimulation of the root with release of growth factors and help in stabilizing hair fall and thinning. We can also add platelet rich plasma therapy. Other blood has highly wound healing cells called as platelet which we extract from the blood and concentrate and inject it back to the scalp, it will stabilise the thinning and reverse the thinning process. In case we are sassing a lot of empty areas on the scalp might have to respect to transplantation or progressive balding cases, we can transplantation in the frontal area or a cosmetic camouflage with scalp micro pigmentation or other thinning also.