When we notice that the hair loss is unusual because of the way or the number in which we are losing it, the first step is to visit a specialist to get a medical diagnosis that determines the reasons for our incipient baldness and how to start remedying it as soon as possible.
Depending on whether it is androgenetic alopecia, aréata, cicatricial or universal, the specialist will tell us whether to do one treatment or other, which will be the most recommended in our case and whether or not it is avoidable to undergo surgery.
It is very possible that, as the first shock treatment, in the event that we are not faced with universal alopecia or particularly complex cases, we will start taking medicines such as finasteride and dutasteride, specially indicated for combating baldness. Both serve to block an enzyme that causes the hormone testosterone to be transformed into another metabolite that develops alopecia.
Minoxidil is also used, somehow less effective, but often reporting equally positive results. What at the time was a component to treat hypertension, after verifying its effects, has become one of the components to promote the growth of hair follicles, as well as lengthen their cycles and the thickness of them.
When none of these treatments works or does not work as expected, the only solution left to combat baldness is the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction). An intervention that is a before and after in the fight against baldness as it is a very minimally invasive surgery. This consists of extracting follicles from a donor area and transplanting those using micrografts under local anesthesia.
The latest in baldness treatments
Even more innovative is the FUE Sapphire technique, such as using sapphire leaves instead of steel to obtain a higher density, which makes it the best for people with very larger bald areas and resort to hair transplantation in search of a solution to their baldness. In addition, as it has been certified, the use of sapphire leaves allows transplants of follicles with a higher density, thus achieving more natural results and that offer better solutions.
Finally, we would like to highlight the introduction of revolutionary treatments such as platelet-rich plasma, in which blood is extracted from the patient and, after processing it and concentrating the growth factors, it is injected into the scalp and the injection of stem cells in which tissue is extracted from a populated area and then injected into the stem cells.
For now, treatments with lasers are in a very embryonic phase and it will be necessary to wait to know if they help to reverse baldness and how much the treatments and surgical interventions mentioned above could improve. Anything to recover the lost hair.