There are many kinds of hair-loss treatments. Each of these treatments works for a specific kind of complex situation. Drugs such as Rogaine work well for pattern baldness-caused hairloss but not for ones caused by autoimmune disorders. For autoimmune disorders such as alopecia areata, corticosteroids such as fluocinonide are the treatment of choice.
One of the newest and most effective treatments is Propecia. Researchers have recently found out that this drug is very effective in stopping hair fall as well as promoting hair growth. All a person needs to do is to continue taking Propecia hair loss pills indefinitely. The only downside to the treatment is that the person taking the hair loss pills cannot stop doing so. Stopping the treatment leads to further loss of hair. While Propecia might not be the perfect cure for the situation, its ability to totally stop it has to be commended. People who had given up hope of controlling their loss of hair problem and now suddenly have a weapon they can use against it.
Propecia is not the only treatment that has been shown to be very effective in totally stopping the problem. Some researchers claim that iron supplements can promote hair growth and totally stop the problem too. Even those who are not suffering from hair fall caused by anemia are said to benefit from the regular intake of iron supplements.
Another novel treatment that’s said to be very effective is low level laser therapy. The treatment works by stimulating hair growth in bald spots through the use of certain wavelengths of light. Despite still not being approved by health agencies, some people have built hair-treating machines making use of these wavelengths. The makers of these machines claim that their devices work really fast. They claim that those who have used the machines grew a full head of hair in as little as two to four weeks.
Researchers continue to work on ways to improve the situation, as well as create new ones. With each day that passes, we get closer and closer to developing a perfect cure for all forms of problems. It might still take a decade or two, but I am optimistic that that we will get there. Who knows? Maybe one day, we will have shampoos that will that can treat even the worst kind of loss of hair problems effectively.