If you’re experiencing hair loss, your Aurora doctor can discuss available treatment options with you. Some are aimed at treating an underlying condition, like a vitamin deficiency or ringworm.
If you’ve become bald due to aging or heredity, surgery or medication can help hair regrow.
Surgical treatments include:
- Hair transplantation
- Scalp reduction
- Tissue expansion
- Flap surgery
Medical treatments include:
- Finasteride (Propecia): a prescription drug to treat male pattern baldness
- Minoxidil (Rogaine): an over-the-counter solution applied to bald areas of the scalp. Both men and women can use minoxidil, although women should use a lower-strength version. Although minoxidil is available at drugstores, talk to a dermatologist first to make sure you’re a good candidate for treatment.