It is proven that actual hair restoration surgery guaranteed to increase hair visibility and reduce baldness on the top of the scalp. However, there are other methods available which in some cases may either regrow hair, although nowhere near to the amount of restoration surgery, and/or prevent additional hair from falling out, the most likely result.
The first alternative method would be to start taking Propecia. Propecia may only be prescribed by your doctor. It acts as a deterrent to prevent DHT, the hormone which causes hair loss. This medication is taken by mouth once per day or otherwise as directed by a doctor. Men must take this medication for approximately three months to actually notice a difference in either hair regrowth or prevention of further loss. Propecia requires the person to continuously take the medication as even a temporary suspension of use could cause all benefits gained to be lost. Fortunately, most doctors will prescribe Propecia after a hair restoration surgery, not to grow new hairs as it’s not that effective doing that, but to prevent hairs which were not transplanted from falling out. Combining hair restoration surgery with Propecia for preventative maintenance is often reported by men as the way to achieve best results in growing and maintaining their hair.
“Have you tried Rogaine?” Any man who has went through the beginning stages of baldness has likely had someone ask them that question. Thanks to decades worth of effective marketing everyone automatically assumes that Rogaine is the cure-all to baldness. Rogaine contains an ingredient called minoxidil, which assists in the regeneration of small hair follicles and repairs damaged ones to stimulate regrowth. Like Propecia, Rogaine is much more effective at helping men maintain what hair they have left compared to actually re-growing hair which has already been lost. Also like Propecia, persons using Rogaine must continue to use Rogaine on a daily basis or otherwise directed or all positive results obtained will be lost.