Questions

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1/ What does minoxidil lotion do?

Minoxidil 2% in women and 5% in men stabilized the loss in 30% of cases and initiated a slight regrowth in 10% of cases. Once started, this treatment must be continued for life. There are no/ very few side effects.

2/ What do finasteride tablets do?

Finasteride (1 mg) should only be recommended in the absence of contraindications. This treatment will be prescribed for life. It can give a slight improvement in about 30% of patients. Side effects are rare but possible side effects include a decreased libido and erectile dysfunction and in exceptional cases of mammary illness. Dutasteride has not been formally approved for this treatment.

3/ What are the positive hormones in female androgenetic alopecia?

In the absence of any contraindications, medications with a base of cyproterone acetate and estrogen can have a favorable effect. It remains, however, a long-term treatment that requires medical supervision.

4/ What are the specific vitamins that participate in the growth of the hair?

It is sometimes useful to take tablets containing vitamins B6, B5, H, cysteine, iron etc., to improve the texture of the hair shaft.

5/ Do you get better cosmetic results by combining hair transplant with Minoxidil and finasteride?

Research and studies over the course of two years have confirmed the quality of results by combining the transplantation of micrografts, the application of Minoxidil 5% lotion and the administration of finasteride 1 mg. The association of micrografts with the local application of Minoxidil 2% in women was also studied.
Historically, there was a stabilization of the hair loss in the 4th-6th week, probably due to Minoxidil, a visible emergence of hair from the 3rd month and an aesthetically satisfactory quality of the regrowth towards the 6th-9th month, presumably due to finasteride.
In other words, it would appear that Minoxidil stimulates early hair that remains fine and longer; the finasteride, of slower action, causes a more full-coverage regrowth of longer and thicker hair, finally, the micrografts bring hair permanence.

6/ What are the effects of PRP cell therapy?

Under local anesthesia, it is possible in one session to inject the growth factors removed from the patient’s own blood platelets (plasma rich platelet – PRP) into the scalp to stabilize and decrease the hair loss and increase the diameter of the hair that has become too fine and short. read more

7/ What is cloning and culture of hair?

Multiple research projects have not yet yielded concrete results. The outlook for the utilization of such technique will be at least 10 years.