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Effective ways of combatting hair loss

Even just a few years ago it was very difficult to obtain effective medication against hair loss - there just were not very many medicines available on the market. This situation has since changed, with a large range of different medicines now available. Treating hair loss through medication can lead to already lost hair growing again, though it is just as important to stop or at least reduce hair loss. An important part of any medication for hair loss therefore involves not unduly overstressing existing hair in an attempt to preserve it, i.e. taking preventive measures against hair loss.
Drug-based treatment has a major influence on any subsequent surgical intervention, and the results of medication can often be so good that patients decide against a hair transplant. Or the results of the drug-based treatment are so good that only minor surgery is necessary. 

Be careful with OTC

Be careful with OTC, which are not very effective against hair loss. 
Most substances against hair loss available on the market are prescription-only. Nevertheless a number of pharmacies, drugstores and supermarkets sell over-the-counter products supposed to stimulate hair growth and at the same time counteracting any deficiencies causing hair loss. Such products are not drugs.

For example, products promise to reactivate damaged hair follicles. Other products - shampoos and hair water - claim that the vitamins contained in the products renew hair. Other ingredients in dietary supplements or cosmetics (for example, tinctures or sprays), are supposed to prevent or stop hair loss. These include caffeine, hops, ginseng or other ingredients, all of whose effectiveness is unproven. The effect of these prescription-free products in preventing hair loss is only partially proven or completely unproven. Even if their descriptions appear plausible and the products come from reputable companies, there are no significant success stories attributable to prescription-free products.

Dermatologist & Hair surgeon – a winning combination for hair loss

Important to recommend and clearly proven its efficiency with every type of hair loss is a visit to a dermatologist, who will provide the patient with further advise. This includes also the consideration of a dermatologic and aesthetic surgeon, who could competently consult the patient and help him through a hair transplant surgery.

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