Dermatological Treatments
Hair Loss Treatment
How Is Hair Loss Treated at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab?
At Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab, we apply the following treatments for hair loss, alone or in combination:
  • Minoxidil: A peripheral vasodilator, when applied topically, stimulates hair growth in people with alopecia. The goal is to slow the rate of hair loss and reverse the hair follicle reduction process.
  • Finasteride: It is one of the most widespread medicines in the world in preventing and treating male hair loss. It should be noted that this medicine has ambiguous results and should only be given to men.
  • Autologous PRP Mesotherapy: This treatment uses platelets that cause hair follicles to grow by stimulating stem cells and other cells in the hair follicle microenvironment. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles in active growth phase, as well as the maturation of the fluff.
 
Hair Loss Treatment With Minoxidil
Treatment of hair loss with minoxidil (Regain 2% / 5%, Botafex 2% / 5%) is one of the few medications with proven hair loss effects. Minoxidil was initially used in the treatment of hypertension. It was found, therefore, that when administered orally, minoxidil has a direct peripheral vasodilatory effect, which reduces the increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure by reducing peripheral vascular resistance.

Today, minoxidil is used in the form of lotions one to two times a day and has very good results in both male and female androgenetic alopecia as well as other forms of alopecia. It is approved by the EOF and the American FDA.

Which Are the Benefits Of Minoxidil?
Treating hair loss with minoxidil is accomplished by causing vasodilation and increased blood flow to the scalp, thus prolonging the regenerative phase of hair growth. After 2-3 months of minoxidil treatment, the rate of hair loss is noticeably reduced, while some hair that has recently passed into the telogen phase is re-emerging. In addition to topical application, minoxidil infusions may be injected into the dilution areas if necessary.

Is Minoxidil Hair Loss Treatment Effective?
Minoxidil reduces hair loss and helps maintain hair growth. Minoxidil performs better in the upper part of the scalp and less at the corners. The hair that grows with minoxidil can be thinner and closer to the hair that previously existed. However, new hair growth may cover areas of baldness. Local minoxidil 5% is thought to be better for maintaining the head hair and for developing new ones. For women, the 5% minoxidil formulation is not recommended because it can cause hair growth on the cheeks. It should be noted here that the positive effect of the drug has effects only for the time taken. After stopping the drug and within a few months, hair loss reaches the stage it would have gone if the drug had never been taken.

Who Can Undergo Minoxidil Hair Loss Treatment?
Minoxidil is indicated primarily for young patients with progressive hair thinning, without excluding its use at an older age. Very important is the treatment with minoxidil in hair loss patients as part of the pre-invasive and post-invasive protocol of hair implantation, as well as in patients undergoing hair transplantation. Furthermore, after hair transplantation, minoxidil plays a very important role in the maintenance of existing hair in the recipient area and in the avoidance of apoptosis. In addition to androgenetic alopecia, the treatment of hair loss with minoxidil is feasible in other forms of hair loss such as normal seasonal, telogen, endocrine and hormonal disorders, and alopecia areata.

Does Minoxidil Treatment Come with Side Effects?
The most common side effects of minoxidil are mainly local scalp irritation (itching, redness, heat, local dry skin), and rarely hirsutism in undesirable areas such as τηε face and ears. In chronic use, there is little chance of an increase in the liver enzyme due to hepatic metabolism of minoxidil.

How Long Does The Treatment Of Hair Loss With Minoxidil Τake?
Minoxidil is available as a foam or lotion and is applied topically to the scalp in concentrations of 2% and 5%, 2 or 3 times a day. After spraying in the area where there is thinning and hair loss, a gentle massage takes place to improve and accelerate absorption of the substance. One of the main advantages of foamed minoxidil is that, unlike other hair loss products on the market, it is easy to apply and is absorbed quickly, does not grease the hair, and can be used alongside other hair styling products. After 2-3 months of minoxidil treatment, the rate of hair loss is noticeably reduced, while some hair that has recently passed into the telogen phase is re-emerging. However, it should be noted that in case of discontinuation of treatment, hair loss will return to the previous levels.

Hair Loss Treatment with Finasteride
It is the active ingredient of the well-known Proscar (5mg) and Propecia (1mg), which are also marketed under other brand names. It is anti-androgen, the best-known DHT blocker, and should  only be received by men. Its efficacy lies in inhibiting the action of the enzyme 5-α reductase (in particular the type II enzyme) resulting in the reduction of hair loss.

How Does Finasteride Work Against Androgenetic Alopecia?
Finasteride treatment for hair loss has been successfully used over the last 15 years. Finasteride, by lowering DHT levels, helps to inhibit the process responsible for hair follicle degeneration and hair loss. For this reason, hair loss treatment with finasteride is given both before and after hair transplantation to optimize the results.

Is Finasteride Hair Loss Treatment Effective?
The effects of finasteride use on hair loss prevention are more apparent in younger patients, from 20-30 years of age, and its potency decreases after age 40 as blood levels of androgens gradually stabilize and then begin to decline.

Finasteride treatment has better results on the top of the scalp. Two-thirds of people taking finasteride will have hair growth, while 1/3 will have a constant hair density. Only 1% has hair loss and, basically, treatment fails. Also, finasteride treatment also helps to increase hair's weight, making it more durable and healthier.

Who Can Proceed With Finasteride Treatment for Hair Loss?
The use of finasteride is indicated in men aged between 20 and 40 years. It should not be taken at older ages as it reduces prostate antigen (PSA) levels with the risk of camouflaging potential prostate cancer. Treatment of hair loss with finasteride is contraindicated in women of childbearing age, as well as in children.

Does Finasteride Come with Side Effects?
During treatment with finasteride, side effects are rarely observed and are mainly related to the reduction of sexual appetite and gynecomastia. Also, because finasteride reduces PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels, it is thought to mask potential prostate cancer. For this reason, most therapeutic protocols internationally recommend the use of finasteride in patients aged 20-40 years, rarely up to 50 years of age, and over age 50 it is considered prudent to avoid using the drug to prevent hair loss.

However, many patients have received finasteride for years without causing any side effects. Although the effects of finasteride have been particularly discussed due to its antiandrogenic action, in fact the proportion of men who experience a decrease in libido or erectile dysfunction after receiving finasteride is only 1-2%. Discontinuation of finasteride treatment results in the immediate disappearance of these mild side effects.

How Long Does The Treatment Of Hair Loss With Finasteride?
Finasteride is used in the form of a pill to be taken by mouth. The recommended dosage that is effective in treating hair loss but, at the same time, and absolutely safe as to the possibility of undesirable side effects, is a finasteride pill of 1 mg per day. Generally, daily use is required for 3 months or longer before hair growth or hair loss is observed. Continuous use of finasteride is well tolerated by the body and is indispensable for the best possible treatment performance. In case of discontinuation of finasteride treatment, the results will be reversed within 12 months.

PRP Treatment of Hair Loss (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP has been applied for several years with very impressive results in the healing of orthopedic or chronic wounds, burns and surgical incisions. Plasma accounts for about 55% of the blood and contains red and white blood cells, platelets, proteins, various nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes and helps to move them into the body's circulatory system.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment is a new pioneering and completely safe treatment that solves the problem of hair loss. PRP hair loss treatment utilizes the patient's blood plasma that is rich in platelets and growth factors. The specific hair loss treatment consists in plasma injection by the method of mesotherapy at the spots where dilution is observed, after proper treatment of the patient's blood.

Two of the plasma components of interest in the application of PRP to the treatment of hair loss are cytokines and growth factors. Growth factors are proteins found in our body and help restore damaged or damaged tissues by developing regenerative and regenerative effects by reactivating tissue under repair and proliferating and regenerating cells in this area. Because, therefore, plasma contains growth factors, PRP therapy proliferates the amount of growth factors so that self-repair of the dysfunctions occurs in a shorter time and with greater effectiveness. Especially in the matter of hair loss, it reaches the reactivation of hair follicles that dysfunction as a result of new hair but also strengthening of the existing ones with larger diameter and length.

PRP treatment is applied to both men and women in cases of initial or advanced hair thinning for:
  • treating androgenetic alopecia.
  • enhancing the effect of hair transplantation.
  • treating alopecia areata.
  • treating hair loss of various causes.
  • preventing hair loss
PRP hair loss treatment is performed by simple blood sampling, followed by the specialized protocol for each case, as determined by the specialized doctors at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab. The autologous nature of the method makes the PRP absolutely safe for health and without any side effects.
The method is applied in conditions of absolute hygiene and safety and is a simple and completely painless process. It is also important to add that PRP itself is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory biological material, thereby ensuring antiseptic conditions.

The results from the application of PRP hair loss treatment range from satisfactory to impressive, depending on the patient and the type of hair loss, and concern both the quality and the quantity of hair as hair loss is inhibited and we can maintain the result stable .
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