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Receding hair line, hair fall, using Minoxidil. How to stop hair fall?

I am loosing hair since 10 years but the hair fall is not too drastic.i can certainly see thinning on the vertex and the hair line has gone too far back. I have been using minoxidile for almost 2 years and I use a mild shampoo.i have a good diet and also do regular exercise. What can I do to stop my hair fall or can I grow back some hair.please suggest
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Sunnyswani.

There is a lot that can be done & then again there is only that much one can do to 'limit' or 'stop' the hair fall.

It all depends on a visual assessment what can be done to grow hair.

Off the cuff, i would advice to put you on a medication called Finasteride that was originally sourced for prostate hyperplasia but a side effect was development of excessive hair.

In conjunction, get asessed on the ground by a dermatosurgeon/hair transplant surgeon & that can be a very good option depending on budget constraints & expectations et al.

Use a broad toothed comb; Do Not shampoo often..2-3 times/week should suffice; Dont handle hair are all some general measures that can be employed.

A diet rich in trace elements & minerals with biotin being a key element is worth indulging in.

Do get in touch with a competent dermatosurgeon for the hair transplant & if in Bangalore, you are most welcome to get in touch with me for this to take it further.

Cheers & Good Luck!!

Dr Praveen ROdrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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