Learn about our range of non-surgical treatments for hair loss
Non-surgical treatments for hair loss have become more effective as the scientific understanding of alopecia develops. Although modern hair transplants are highly effective and very safe, you may prefer not to undergo this more invasive procedure. Generally, non-surgical treatments come in the form of medications, either taken orally in the form of tablets or applied to the scalp.
Usually these medications are most effective when used in the early stages of hair loss. But they also share the common problem that once you stop taking the drug hair loss can begin again at the rate experienced prior to the treatment. With that said, they are an excellent alternative for those individuals who do not wish to have surgery.
Why not book an assessment with leading hair restoration expert, Dr Stefano Cotrufo, and determine your ideal treatment? Please call 020 7666 3147 to make your appointment or use our online booking tool.
Introducing Finasteride: an effective non-surgical treatment
Finasteride is a prescription only medication (taken daily) to help treat hair loss. It works by stopping an enzyme in your body that converts testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is widely thought that genetic hair loss is due to an over sensitivity to this DHT hormone. With too much DHT present, the follicle reacts badly and the growth cycle becomes shorter and the hair becomes thinner.
A number of high profile controlled scientific studies have shown the treatment to be effective in stimulating hair growth or preventing further hair loss in those suffering from androgenic alopecia.
One of the only issues with Finasteride is that it’s only effective for as long as it is taken. Any hair gained or maintained during treatment will be lost within 6 to 12 months after ending the treatment.
Visit our dedicated page to learn more about the Finasteride treatment for thinning hair.
Minoxidil treatment for hair loss
Minoxidil is an over the counter medication for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. As with Finasteride, Minoxidil stops hair loss and promotes hair growth and has been proven to be most effective in the early stages of hair loss. Unlike Finasteride, which is an oral tablet, Minoxidil is applied directly to the scalp daily.
It is thought to work by widening blood vessels, which allows more oxygen, blood and nutrients to reach the hair follicle. Minoxidil is less effective when there is a large area of hair loss and so it is not the best solution for more advanced hair thinning.
Visit our dedicated page to learn more about Minoxidil treatment for hair loss. Or call the London Hair Loss Clinic today on 020 7666 3147.
Genetic test for hair loss
We can perform an advanced genetic test to identify if you are at risk of suffering from androgenic alopecia. The test determines if you have the DNA element related to hair loss and provides you with an accurate estimate of the likelihood you will develop hereditary balding. If the test shows a positive result for the presence of the balding gene, you have about a 70% risk factor of suffering from alopecia.
The test is performed by taking a sample of saliva, usually from within the mouth, and is completely painless. The genetic analysis of your sample is usually completed within two to three weeks.
Find out if you will lose your hair with a genetic test from the London Hair Loss Clinic. Or for information about any of our non-surgical hair replacement treatments simply call today on 020 7666 3147.