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Hair thickening  is a problem which is affecting always more people, including women and young people.

In fact, according to a recent estimate, baldness would affect one in two women during their lifetime, and about one in five young people.

Among the most effective and recommended solutions for hair thickening are the use of medications such as finasteride or minoxidil and hair transplantation.

 

Why Hair Thickening

Hair thickening is a common issue to those who suffer from problems of alopecia, the common baldness.

This pathology can affect in different forms and ways, can be progressive or abrupt, and can have hereditary, hormonal or external causes

In recent decades medicine has made great strides regarding hair loss.

Nowadays in several case is possible to restore hair in areas where they have fallen for good.

 

Immediate Thickening Solutions

Wig

One of the immediate solutions known to most concerns the use of wigs. These represent a quite immediate “resolution” to the lack of hair, but they are often limiting everyday life, such as running in the park or swimming.

Non-surgical prosthesis

It also has been recently discussed about “non-surgical prosthetics”. This solution is a kind of semi-fixed wig, composed of both natural and unnatural hair, which is “hooked” to the scalp and does not limit any daily activities. In this case, however, users often complain  too much maintenance and little adaptability.

 

Medical therapies for thickening

This kind of approach is based on the prescription, for a certain period of time, of medicines acting at the base of the process of hair loss.

Finasteride

One of the most frequently talked about medicines is finasteride, which is an inhibitor of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, the molecule behind the process that leads to androgenetic alopecia.

Finasteride, which is officially approved by pharmaceutical companies for hair loss, inhibits the isoform II of the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme and decreases DHT concentrations in the scalp, reducing the process of hair loss.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil is another medication which is often recommended, this active ingredient has a vasodilating action in the tissues and allows better nourishment of the hair follicles, which makes hair bulbs stronger and less prone to fall.

 

Regenerative thickening therapies

There are also regenerative therapies for hair thickening. A typical example is PRP, which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which is injected into areas with less density in order to stimulate natural hair growth.

 

The ultimate solution to thickening

The hair transplant, or simply self-transplant, is considered the ultimate solution to the problem of hair thickening.

In fact, it is the only treatment that allows you to regain hair in areas completely hairless..

This type of operation can be carried out according to different techniques, such as the FUT or the FUE.

The best approach depends on the kind of situation, the needs of the patient and also the objectives set.