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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: HI
I am XXXXXX From Bnagalolre XXXXXXX I have got an hair fall problem, I am 25 year old, I don't have heredity problem, in may collage day's I used (hydrogen per oxid) to Color my hair, I think so becoz of that I am facing hair fall problem, I almost lost my hair, now I am looking like bald, kindly help I am planning to take treatment for my baldness, which is the best way to regain my lost hair you know any good medicine to get my hair back please suggest , their is 1 hospital in XXXXXXX in the name of Cuties but in internet their review is not so good, people wrote review as their medicine will have side effect like sex problem, should I go for Hair fixing, hair transplant, Rogaine any other kindly Suggest, here I have attached the review of cuties hospital please tell the review of their medicine is true,
also tell the side affects of these Medicine mintop , tugain , hair 4 u, finax, finabald, finapecea , x-tra glo, & biotin
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Review about Cuties Hospital
See I have taken treatment at this place. To every patient he will give the same medicines- that like mintop or tugain or hair 4 u like those medicines which you should apply daily in the night. And he will give some tablet like finax, finabald, finapecea or x-tra glo, or biotin like that. First you will get impressed because you will see that results are coming fast. In few days only the hair fall will be ok and you will also get some growth. But then you will come to know that all this is only because you are taking that medicine. The day you stop medicine, my god, all the hair will fall off, even the hair which has not fallen before will fall off, and you will feel why I took this treatment. So the results are not permenant. Every month you will have to pay

of our reviewers recommend us around 1500 for treatment. So even if you take treatment for 3-4 years, means you will spend 60-70,000 rupees easily. And what is the end result. You will have to continue taking more and more treatment, still more. My advise is that if you want to use this treatment, means put atleast 1 lac rupees aside and then only start it. Also if you are in bad luck, you can also get side effects like breast size increasing, impotency, not able to become father later on. So why will any young guy want to have hair, if he cannot have proper relationship with gf or wife later on? Why? And that too after spending so much money. What is use? I think it is completely bakwaas. And one more thing- if you are going there, no need to take appt. Just go directly like I did and they will do some natak first, but if you are paying, then they will see you. If you call before going, they will tell, no no, no appt for2 months. But if you go there, you will see so many times it is empty.
All this is my personal

of our reviewers recommend us experience

of our reviewers recommend us of last 2 years treatment .Already I have spent 50000 rupees and now I have stopped the medicines since 2 months because I am due for marriage and in 2 months almost all my hair is fallen off. My would be wife is shocked what has happened to my hair. But she tells me dont worry, I like for they way you are. Just do what I did. Shave it off and be happy
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Androgenetic alopecia

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have understood it

You seem to have Androgenetic Alopecia, which is characterised by gradually progessive hair loss/thinning from the frontal scalp and crown along with gradual recession of the anterior hair line

Minoxidil and Finasteride (5 alpha reductase inhibitor) are US FDA approved therapies for androgenetic alopecia. However, the response to these remedies has a limit and one cannot expect to regain all the hair that was lost. The aim of these remedies being to halt further progression.

While Finasteride can have side effects like decreased sexual drive and loss of libido in just 1-2 % of patients, but this side effect is temporary and on repeated counselling and on continued treatment this side effect is not a problem. At the doses commonly used for androgenetic alopecia i.e 1 mg it does'nt cause breast enlargement. It also does'nt interfere in any way if you want to father a child in future. Therefore it is safe.

However, having said that, few patients are overly cautious and have there reservations about finasteride. In those Androanagen tablets which contain Saw-Palmetto extract as the main active ingredient, can be started. It is plant derived and is promoted as an alternative to Finasteride in the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia. While Finasteride can have side effects like decreased sexual drive and loss of libido in 1-2 % of patients, the main advantage of Androanagen is that it is as effective as Finasteride but devoid of the side effects of Finasteride.

Newer approaches that have become available for androgenetic alopecia are Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and Hair transplantation. You may try one of these.

In PRP (Platelet rich plasma) an autologous concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma is obtained from the patient's own blood after processing in an automated centrifuge and it is injected subcutaneously into the area of alopecia.

The beneficial effects of PRP in Androgenetic Alopecia are attributed to various platelet-derived growth factors causing improvement in the function of hair follicle and promotion of hair growth.

It is safe, cheap, and non-allergic and it appears to be a useful adjuvant in the management of androgenetic alopecia.

However, Hair transplant is the best option. Hair transplantation is achieved by removing grafts from the back (occipital area) of the scalp which are more resistant to hormonal changes, and placing them in areas of scanty growth or baldness. It is definitely more expensive than PRP, but gives lasting results.

Therefore I would suggest that you seek another appointment with your dermatologist Or a plastic surgeon regarding these treatment options for androgenetic alopecia.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 27 hours later
hi

I am planning to visit Cuties hospital, they will suggest mintop , tugain , hair 4 u, finax, finabald, finapecea , x-tra glo, & biotin this kind of medicine is that ok to intake...? if so how long should I used those medicine after gaining hairs, if I stop the medicine will my hair fall problem will come back,,?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Androgenetic alopecia

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Yes, Minoxidil and Finasteride are US FDA approved for androgenetic alopecia. They are absolutely OK.

Ideally you need to use them for the rest of your life OR else you will start losing hair again. Usually I recommend my patients to start with both minoxidil and finasteride and continue these for 2-3 years. Thereafter once they develop satisfactory response, they can choose to stop minoxidil, however finasteride alone can be used for maintaining the improvement.

Don't go on internet reviews, they are misleading and not all patients would have the same things to say about the treatment.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 11 minutes later
HI

is it recommended to take medicine for life time..? if it is shampoo, spry or any other hair oil kind of a thing means ok, but tablet for life time is good..?
if I stop medicine after gaining my hair how much time will it take to fall again.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Androgenetic alopecia

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Yes, for androgenetic alopecia, finasteride should be used lifetime. It slows down the progression of hair loss. It is US FDA approved for this condition.

If you stop using everything (minoxidil and finasteride) then within 3 months you will loose all the hair that you gained with the treatment.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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