Medical Management Treatment

Medical management of male and female hair loss is a treatment approach that may be used on its own or in conjunction with surgical treatment. At the Orange County Hair Transplant Center, our goal for hair loss management is to prevent further hair loss and promote hair re-growth. Nearly everyone is a good candidate for medical management.

Hair loss in men can be hormonal and/or genetic. An excess of dihydroxytestosterone (DHT) can cause baldness in men. The medication, Finasteride, can decrease levels of DHT, allowing hair re-growth. A good blood flow to the scalp is also important in hair re-growth. Minoxidil increases blood flow and, when applied directly to the scalp, can prevent further hair loss and promote new hair growth in most people. Dr. Bina uses a combination of topical Minoxidil and oral Finasteride for medical management of hair loss in men.

Unlike men, female pattern hair loss may not be the result of DHT. While oral medication is not an option for women, topical Minoxidil is often used in a dosage specifically prescribed for women. In addition, it’s important for Dr. Bina to find a possible underlying cause of hair loss in female patients. Treating the underlying cause of female hair loss may be the sole treatment for female pattern hair loss. Typical medical management of hair loss continues for 90-days before re-evaluation and additional discussions are made for surgical treatment.

After medical hair loss treatment plan begins, a person will typically notice a change in hair re-growth within 2–6 months.