What are the treatment options in case of baldness?
1. Hair transplantation
This involves the transplantation of hair follicles from areas of the scalp
where hair is still growing to areas where it is not. This carries a low risk for skin infections and may cause minor scarring in the donor areas.
2. Local application of drugs
A drug called minoxidil
, when applied to thinning areas of the scalp daily, is believed to be effective in preventing further hair loss and in growing new hair. The drug helps in dilating the blood vessels, thereby affecting the blood supply and the supply of hormones to those areas of the scalp that are losing hair.
Another drug called finasteride
taken in a pill form daily, helps in preventing further hair loss in most cases and growing new hair in some cases.
The use of such drugs may help to reduce hair fall
but it is generally seen that when the application is stopped, regrown hair fall out. Side effects such as irritation of the scal