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Wednesday, 22 September 2021


September 22, 2021


Hair loss is a progressive disease. If you do not respond positively, such as receiving medication for hair loss at the hospital, the hair will continue to fall out and worsen into severe hair loss.

However, when the hair is swept, the M-shape is clearly drawn, the hairline collapses, and the hair on the top of the head becomes thinner. 

 Relying on methods that have not been medically verified, such as hair loss home care and hair loss shampoo, will only waste time and money due to extreme hair loss stress.

Q1. MISCONCEPTION: A lot of hair is falling out, but if the hair is still thick, there is no need for hair loss treatment.


Hair loss is not that life-threatening like many other diseases i.e. heart failure or cancer. Hair loss comes like a drizzle. Hair loss, a progressive disease, does not stop once when it begins to fall out especially under the influence of genes and hormones. 

Why it should be treated while I have thick hair?

If you are vigilant because you still have a lot of hair, you will surely regret it later. If you delay treatment because you are young or have thick hair in your 20s or 30s, the effect of inhibiting the progression of hair loss will decrease. If you want to keep the remaining good hair for sure, you should start treatment right away. The time to pay attention to hair loss is when you feel that hair styling is not good because your hair is thin.


Q2. Does it mean that the earlier the hair loss treatment is started, the greater the effect?


"Yes. The sooner you visit a hospital and start treatment the moment you feel that your hair is thinning, the easiest, fastest, and most complete hair restoration is possible. Because it makes your hair thick, it is possible to maintain it cosmetically and naturally. The hair loss gene attacks the hair keratinocytes that make up hair. Hair keratinocytes that make thick and strong hair, gradually die. Significantly reduce the hair growth phase, which periodically repeats the growth phase → catagen → resting phase. As a result, thin and thin hair grows. 

In particular, the newly growing hair gradually thins and turns into downy hair due to constant hair fall, and hair follicles become weak just before death. But It's too late this time. No matter how much medication you take, it is very difficult to recover. It is not possible to produce thick and strong hair as before, from the new hair follicles. If you go further, the hair follicle itself disappears. The scalp becomes bare like the skin. It is the same principle that no matter how many seeds are sown in a rocky field, no crops will grow. If you progress to severe hair loss, consider surgery to transplant your hair rather than drug treatment. It can definitely fill in the M-shaped contour of the forehead hairline or the space on the top of the head. The hair follicles on the head that do not respond well to genes and hormones, which are the cause of male pattern baldness, are pulled out one by one and transplanted with a fine needle."

It can be said that the operation or surgery can be done only once, and the planted hair fills the space, but the hair loss continues, so the shape of the planted hair may be awkward over time. 

Q3. I feel like my hair is still falling out even after taking the hair loss pills.


"Unfortunately, the effects of oral depilatory drugs such as Avodat (Dutasteride) and Propecia (Finasteride) appear after at least 3 to 6 months. Taking hair loss medication does not mean that the hair will not fall out from that day. It takes patience. Hair loss treatment is a marathon, not a 100m run. 


The mechanism for treating hair loss is the same whether it is Avodart or Propecia. It blocks the progress of hair loss by inhibiting the production of hormones (dihydrotestosterone, DHT) that affect hair loss. If you take these hair loss drugs, the number of hairs falling out gradually decreases, and thick and strong hair grows, preventing the progression of hair loss. However, the hair loss inhibitory effect is maintained only while taking drugs such as Avodart and Propecia. If you stop taking the hair loss medication because you think it has improved, the treatment effect that suppressed hair loss within 6 months disappears. The hair falls out again. If you do not want your hair to fall out, we recommend that you continue to take hair loss medications. 

Q4. Minoxidil, a hair loss drug that is applied, seems to be convenient as it comes in pill form.


"Minoxidil inhibits hair loss by increasing the growth period of hair during the growing season. However, this ingredient alone does not prevent hair or falling out. It has a limited effect on hair loss suppression. Many people complain that applying minoxidil products are inconvenient to use because of their stickiness. 


The thing to remember is that the effect of the drug only works locally on the hair loss area, making it safer. Minoxidil, which is eaten, spreads the medicinal ingredients throughout the body. Hair grows all over the body as well as the head, and swelling may occur throughout the body. In addition, in some cases, heart-related side effects such as arrhythmias may be experienced. Therefore, because there is no choice but to use a low dose for fear of side effects, the therapeutic effect is inferior to that of application. In conclusion, it is better to apply the hair loss drug with minoxidil in the form of an application."


Q5. Manage hair loss at home; What do you think about this?


"It has an effective way. However, it cannot be the main treatment and should be used as an adjunct therapy. This method alone is insufficient to prevent hair loss due to genetic factors. To treat hair loss, it is essential to take drugs such as Avodart and Propecia and apply minoxidil products. Keratin preparations, which play an important role in hair growth, are also helpful. 

In addition to this, there are various hair loss treatment supplements. What is important is a customized hair loss treatment according to the patient's condition. Each person has a different hair loss pattern. You should not prescribe medicines uniformly and let them use these medicines on their own. 



Q6. There have been rumors that hair loss has occurred as a result of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) or after childbirth.


"It's a type of telogen alopecia. If you get Corona 19, you will lose a lot of hair at once due to high fever and stress. Hair also falls out due to telogen hair loss after childbirth or when nutritional intake is insufficient due to diet. Fortunately, telogen hair loss will recover spontaneously without any treatment if there is no family history of hair loss among close ancestors. The problem is when there is a family history of hair loss like If there is hair loss among parents or grandparents, the hair that has been lost due to telogen hair loss is often not fully restored. In this case, you need to take a hair loss treatment to restore the hair that has been lost due to telogen hair loss as effectively as possible."

Q7. If you have a hair transplant, do you no longer need to take hair loss medications?


"This is a typical misconception. Even after hair transplant surgery, hair loss medication must be taken continuously. Rather, you should pay more attention to taking medications such as Avodart and Propecia than before. Hair transplanted through hair transplant surgery does not show any hair loss. The problem is around it. In areas where hair is not planted, hair loss continues and hair falls out. This is why it is essential to take medication for hair loss even after hair transplant surgery. Maximizes the effect of hair transplant surgery while suppressing the progression of additional hair loss. If you neglect medication for hair loss after hair transplant surgery, your hair will remain sparse, which can be worse than baldness."