Long and thick hair is liked by all. At the same time, some people complain of hair falling and not growing long. Making hair long is not difficult, just the use of the right products, a good diet, and some treatment are required. It is most important to have protein in a diet full of good nutrients.

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Apart from this, hair can be lengthened with peppermint essential oil, products made from caffeine, vitamin supplements, medicines like minoxidil, light laser therapy, and platelet-rich plasma treatment.

In this article, we will know in detail which medicine is better for hair growth -

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  1. How does hair grow?
  2. Hair growth medicine
  3. Other hair growth treatments
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for Medicine for hair growth

Hair grows at the root of the follicle under the skin. In this process, the blood of the scalp reaches the follicles and gives oxygen and nutrients to the hair roots. Because of this, it helps in hair growth. Along with this, the hair gradually starts to grow and become shiny.

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There are effective treatments available for hair loss. You may be able to stop hair fall as well as grow longer. For this, there is a need to adopt good food and drink along with medicines. Medications such as minoxidil and finasteride (Propecia) are used to treat hair loss. Let's go into detail about the medicines for hair growth -

Minoxidil drug

According to experts, daily application of minoxidil on the scalp can increase hair length. Women can apply it once a day and men twice a day on the scalp skin. Products made with minoxidil can help with hair regrowth or slow down the rate of hair loss.

It may take at least six months before hair loss stops and regrows with the use of this medicine. Also, it may take a few months to see how effective the products made from this medicine are for the hair.

This drug should be used only after consulting a doctor. Possible side effects of this medicine include scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on the face and armpits.

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Finasteride drug

It is a prescription drug used to treat hair loss in men. You can take it daily in pill form. Many men taking finasteride can see a slowing of hair loss and some may see new hair growth. It may take a few months to tell if this medicine is working for you. You have to keep taking it to maintain any benefits. Finasteride drug is not effective for men above 60 years of age.

Rare side effects of finasteride include decreased sexual function and sex drive and an increased risk of prostate cancer. At the same time, pregnant women or women planning pregnancy should avoid touching crushed or broken tablets of Finasteride.

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Anti-androgen drug

It inhibits the sex hormone called androgen. These sex hormones damage or destroy the hair follicles. Anti-androgen drugs can help prevent androgenetic alopecia, the pattern of baldness that causes hair loss in women.

Anti-androgen drugs include spironolactone and birth control or birth control pills, which contain estrogen. These medicines are prescription drugs. Anti-androgens usually start working after 4 months. This can be a long-term treatment to prevent the recurrence of hair loss.

Anti-androgen drugs can cause side effects like irregular menstruationfatigue, and dizziness. Women who are trying to get pregnant should not take this medicine.

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Sometimes the cause of hair loss is also an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system attacks healthy organs and tissues, including the skin. Sometimes it destroys healthy hair follicles.

Corticosteroid drugs are used to treat patients suffering from alopecia areata, Lichen Planopilaris, and discoid lupus erythematosus. This medicine can reduce the effects of autoimmune disease. This helps in growing hair. This steroid is available as a topical solution or as an injection. Depending on the age of the patient and the severity of the symptoms, dermatologists determine which type of treatment is most appropriate.

Steroid treatments can happen every four to six weeks and you should see hair regrowth in a month or two. If your hair does not grow or if you cannot tolerate injections, your dermatologist may recommend an oral corticosteroid for 8 to 10 weeks. If there is no obvious effect even after six months, it is better to stop this treatment.

Solution and injectable corticosteroids can cause side effects, including scalp irritation. This can lead to a rash, thinning of the skin on the scalp, and a red or puffy appearance on the face. Corticosteroid medicine taken by mouth can make the body's immune system less able to fight bacterial or viral infections.

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Antifungal medications

If tinea capitis or scalp fungus is the cause of hair loss, a dermatologist may prescribe an antifungal medication to be taken orally every day. Often, it can take a month or two to see results. Also, the treatment can usually last for several months to completely eradicate the fungal. If treatment begins soon after symptoms appear, most people can see great hair regrowth. Skin rashdiarrhea, and upset stomach can be seen due to the use of antifungal medicines.

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Hair transplant surgery

hair transplant or restoration surgery can be a better option for hereditary hair loss. During a hair transplant procedure, the dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon removes the hair from the part of the head which has hair and transplants it to the bald spot. This procedure does not require hospitalization, but it is painful. Therefore you are given sedation to reduce any discomfort.

Possible risks include bleedingbruisingswelling, and infection. You may need more than one surgery to get the effect you want. Hereditary hair loss never stops despite surgery.

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Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, this therapy is made by extracting the patient's platelets to grow hair. After making it, it is put back inside the patient through injection. As soon as the injection is done in the scalp, lifeless hair follicles come to life, and hair growth starts.

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Light laser therapy

The Food and Drug Administration has approved low-level laser devices as a treatment for hereditary hair loss. Laser treatment not only increases hair growth but also reduces hair fall. This is done with the help of many types of tools, such as - a brush or comb. Light comes out of these, which makes the hair long and thick. You can get this done two or three times a week. Some studies have shown that this therapy improves hair density. More studies are needed to see the long-term effects.

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There can be many reasons for hair loss and non-growth, but some products and techniques can lead to good hair growth. If you are troubled by the problem of hair and want to grow hair, then proceed towards any treatment only after consulting a doctor.

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