It’s clear there is a lot of scepticism about treatments for hair loss and regrowth which is totally understandable, according to Professor Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Dermatology at the Epworth Hospital. He makes a couple of important points – regrowth treatment can make a substantial difference, but it is never going to be complete. He says the technology to deal with hair regrowth is improving all the time and makes major advancements every 5 to10 years. Of course the best types of treatments are best determined by a qualified hair loss specialist to assess the problem and its underlying cause and suggest the best possible treatments.
Generally speaking the questions to ask a consulting hair loss specialist include – What are the best treatments? Are they long lasting? What’s the cost? How long will it take? Are there any side-effects? These questions go to the core of all treatments.
The bottom line is although there is no cure for hair loss; a number of treatments can slow or reduce hair loss, stimulate partial regrowth or replace damaged hair. Surgical hair transplantation can help some women who have advanced balding.