Non surgical hair loss treatments in Dubai and other emirates primarily use medicines and injectables to overcome the problem. Most people prefer non-surgical hair loss procedures over surgical treatments because they are the easiest ones and mostly do not involve any pain or discomfort. All you need to do is spraying the serum on your scalp, taking tablets orally or getting a few injections in the scalp to trigger hair regrowth!
Let’s discuss some of the commonly sought after non surgical hair loss procedures available in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for hair loss patients from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and other cities.
- Medications for hair loss:
Non surgical hair restoration prescribes the use of oral or topical or both the medicines to regrow your hair. Minoxidil and Finasteride are FDA approved medicines to treat hair loss issues. The two medicines can be taken simultaneously, but only if your surgeon prescribes.
- Minoxidil: It is the most widely used medicine to stop hair loss. Constant use of Minoxidil also allows varying degree of hair regrowth in both men and women. It is available over-the-counter in the form of sprays for the treatment of male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. It in 2% and 5% solutions. The former is for females and the latter is designed specifically for males. Minoxidil is used to treat crown baldness. It is found to be more effective in young male patients especially those who have lost their hair for less than five years. The degree to which it initiates hair regrowth varies from one individual to another.
Side effects: Like all other medicines, Minoxidil also causes some side effects like irritation, redness and itching in the treated area, irritation of the eye and hair growth elsewhere on the body. Severe side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, rapid heartbeat, rapid weight gain or swelling of hands and feet.
- Finasteride: Finasteride slows down the rate of hair loss and also stimulates new hair growth by inhibiting production of dihydrotestosterone. It is used to treat mild to moderate hair loss. It is more effective on the crown area, but can be used in hairline as well. It is found that Finasteride is more effective in male hair loss patients who are older than 30 years of age. It is available in the form of pills which are usually prescribed to male patients. Its effectiveness does not reduce over time.
Side effects: The worst part of hair loss medicines is that the problem returns if the patient stops taking medicines. Potential side effects of Finasteride include cancer in males, depression and anxiety. It causes birth defects in fetus so, it cannot be taken by women who are pregnant or are planning to conceive in future.
- Mesotherapy for hair loss:
Mesotherapy has been around for quite some time, particularly for treating skin related issues and localized fat burning. However, recently the surgeons started using this technique for growing lost hair and strengthening existing hair in the problem areas. The procedure involves injecting a conglomerate of homeopathic and allopathic medicines, herbal supplements, minerals and enzymes into the scalp. The conglomerate works by enhancing the blood circulation in the scalp and minimizing the effect of hormones responsible for weakening of hair follicles. Multiple sessions of mesotherapy for hair loss may be needed to achieve desired results.
ACell/PRP Hair Loss Therapy:
Acell Therapy for hair is the latest non-surgical hair loss treatment, particularly effective for men and women suffering from diffused hair loss. The procedure involves injecting a mixture of ACell’s MatriStem and Platelet Rich Plasma, taken from the patient’s own blood. ACell’s MatriStem strengthens miniaturized hair follicles whereas the platelet rich plasma is stuffed with growth factors that help stimulate hair growth. Multiple sessions of ACell/PRP therapy for hair loss are needed to achieve desired results. PRP treatment to cure baldness is becoming popular in the Gulf very rapidly.
Why non surgical treatments are still struggling?
While non surgical hair loss treatments are patient friendly, since they involve nothing more than taking a medicine or just spraying your scalp, their biggest down side is that the new hair are not permanent, especially in case of medicines. In fact, ceasing the use of medicines would cause you to lose all you hair which you have grown with their use. And ultimately your hair loss would again start with its previous pace.
Hair Transplant Surgery:
To date hair transplant surgery is the only technique that gives permanent results. As the name suggests, it is a surgical hair restoration technique. The procedure involves redistribution of healthy, baldness resistant hair follicles over the entire scalp to give it a thicker and denser look. The hair thus obtained stay for the rest of your life. Any hair fall after hair transplant is most likely from the untreated areas of your scalp. It is equally safe for men and women. To get the best FUE hair transplant in Dubai, Book your appointment now and take the first step towards a youthful, beautiful you.