Areas Where Hair Loss Sufferers Usually Get It Wrong

As there are bad hair loss products, there also seem to be bad hair loss patients, too. Following certain basic rules is necessary if you want your hair loss therapy to be successful. The first thing you should do before you start searching for a suitable hair loss treatment is to determine whether you are a hair loss patient at all and what type of hair loss you are suffering from. For male patients who have already lost a substantial portion of their hair on the top and front of their head, it is easy to self-diagnose. But if you are suffering from diffuse hair loss or your hair thinning began only recently, you need to go and see a dermatologist. It would be senseless to treat a condition that does not exist. It is very common for hair loss sufferers to skip the doctor's consultation while many others simply deny their condition. This typically leads to hair loss progressing too far for it to be treated successfully. In order to regrow hair you must have fine miniaturised hair left in your bald areas. Once your hair follicles have died and there is no baby hair left, no miracle can rejuvenate them.

Once you have determined which type of hair loss you are suffering from, the journey can begin. Whether you want to follow you doctor's advice or experiment with alternative treatments, you need to have realistic expectations. False hopes inevitably lead to frustration, no matter how effective the treatment is. Do not believe that there is a hair loss product that can regrow all of your lost hair. You will be lucky to find a treatment able to arrest your balding process and if you manage to regrow a few hairs, take it as a bonus. Keep in mind that the 'before and after' pictures on promotional websites are forged. The best possible improvement one can expect from any hair treatment is to regrow the hair you have lost in the previous three years.

Many patients fail to follow professional advice to use proven treatments and instead opt for allegedly safer alternative remedies, as they get scared off by the potential negative side effects of medicinal drugs. This is a common trick used by the marketers of hair loss scams - to spread stories exaggerating the negative side effects of proven medicinal drugs. They lure you into buying their own scam, which is obviously a waste of your time and money. Starting with unproven remedies deprives you of the opportunity to test some of the best hair loss treatments available today.

The key to any successful treatment is, besides picking the right remedy, adherence to the prescribed regimen. Many people, in their impatience, fail to follow their doctor's instructions and start experimenting with multiple treatments simultaneously believing they can enhance results. This often leads to abandoning certain treatments before they have started producing results. Any hair loss treatment requires a minimum of four months to kick in and you must allow it at least six months to deliver measurable results. Overdosing will not speed up or improve results either.

And lastly, do not overreact to shedding. Shedding is common occurrence in any effective therapy. If you start a new hair loss treatment, such as minoxidil, you will first have to shed the old fibre. Minoxidil stimulates hair follicles, resulting in an increase in the thickness of your miniaturised hair. But this will not happen overnight. First, the old thin miniaturised hair must be shed, and then the hair follicles rearrange themselves in order to start producing thicker fibre. Typically, the first indication that the treatment is working is accelerated hair loss.

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