Before deciding on the best hair loss treatment for men, the cause of hair loss must first be determined. Hair loss can be temporary or progressive.
Temporary hair loss will often resolve on its own. Common temporary hair loss causes are stress, reactions to medication, hypothyroidism, or traction alopecia.
Progressive hair loss is permanent unless available treatments are utilized. Treatments include Propecia®, Monixidil, low level laser therapy, and the most permanent solution — hair transplant surgery. A complete hair restoration plan can include more than one hair loss treatment, such as a hair transplant coupled with supplemental treatments. The best way to determine what hair loss treatment is best suited for you is to receive a free hair loss assessment, discuss your options, and form a treatment plan with your Bosley physician.
If your doctor determines your hair loss is progressive, there are proven hair loss treatments approved by the FDA.
Hair Transplantation – It’s the Only Permanent Solution to Hair Loss
A hair restoration procedure is the best solution for candidates who want to permanently restore their natural hairline, and there are now a variety of restoration types. Candidacy for these procedures must first be determined by a Bosley physician, as well as a recommendation on which procedure best suits the patient. Hair transplants are performed as an outpatient procedures and are typically completed in just one day. Results are completely natural looking and undetectable.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – New Technologies That Work
LLLT technology works via the principle of photo-biostimulation, a process which delivers laser energy to the hair follicle. This can result in increased blood flow and circulation within the scalp, resulting in revitalized follicles and a general strengthening of the hair.
The Bosley LaserComb Elite® and Theradome™ Laser Helmet utilize LLLT technology and are available in the Bosley store.
FDA-Approved Prescription Solutions
Propecia® is a prescription drug for men only that inhibits the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the primary cause of male-pattern baldness. Propecia® was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is for men in the early stages of hair loss or those who have had permanent hair restoration and are looking to maintain their native (non-transplanted) hair.
The most common treatment for male-pattern hair loss is a topical solution called Minoxidil, which was approved by the FDA in 1988. Minoxidil has been proven in some cases to slow down or help stop hair loss on the vertex of the head.
Minoxidil is part of 5-step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Bosley Professional Strength for Women, which include Nourishing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Dietary Supplement, and a Follicle Energizer. Minoxidil, 2% solution for women and 5% solution for men, is a topical solution approved by the FDA to help stop hair loss and re-grow hair. These 5-step hair loss treatments are available in the Bosley Store.
The best hair loss treatment is one that incorporates your hair restoration goals, current level of hair loss and input from your Bosley physician.
The first step to developing the optimal hair restoration treatment plan is to meet with a Bosley counselor. Consultations are complimentary and available at 70 offices throughout the U.S.