There is no cure for hereditary hair loss but treatment may help to slow or stop the hair loss. Hereditary hair loss is harmless. However, it can be distressing.
How can I reverse my hereditary hair loss?
If you begin to lose hair in a hereditary pattern, you may be able to slow further hair loss by using minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia). Minoxidil can be used by both men and women, while finasteride usually is used just for men. Minoxidil is a solution, now available over the counter.
Will baldness be cured by 2020?
Currently, there’s no cure for male pattern baldness. However, medications like finasteride and minoxidil can help you keep the hair you have and, in some cases, potentially regrow some of the hair you’ve lost due to male pattern baldness.
Is there any way to stop hair loss?
There are two clinically approved drugs for preventing further hair loss – finasteride and minoxidil. Finasteride works by inhibiting the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes the hair follicles to shrink and eventually fall out, while minoxidil increases blood flow and nutrient uptake to the follicles.
What type of vitamin deficiency causes hair loss?
Iron deficiency (ID) is the world’s most common nutritional deficiency and is a well-known cause of hair loss.
How close are we to a cure for baldness?
A permanent cure for baldness, perhaps using stem cell technology, could indeed be out there – but it seems unlikely that it will appear soon. In addition, any innovative new treatment will no doubt command a high price.