July 2022

Balding treatments: Which ones work?

Here’s what’s worth trying and what you’re better to pass on if you’re worried about hair loss.

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Scott and Lori
06 Aug 2022
Options not mentioned

Toppik hair building fibers are applied topically and give an illusion of thicker hair. Not cheap and a bit messy for the rest of the room, but they work amazingly well between hair washes and have been a lifesaver for female genetic baldness which was also not mentioned. There is also a wig subsidy available every nine years in diagnoses of permanent female hair loss.

Paul P.
31 Jul 2022
Affordable treatment

Do your research first but Istanbul has established itself as the global centre for hair transplants. Top medical practitioners/facilities at very affordable prices.

30 Jul 2022
One option not mentioned

I had a balding work colleague who wore a toupee (wig) which was very well blended with his natural hair and practically impossible to detect.

Kelly P.
30 Jul 2022
Delaying the inevitable

Interesting article, my experience is as follows:

I took Minoxidil between 2003 and 2005 (spray application) and Finasteride between 2005 and 2012.

Minoxidil was messy to apply with mixed results. From memory a prescription was not required at the time. I then switched to Finasteride in May 2005 after consulting with my GP. This worked really well overall however I had some significant side effects from it that I only discovered after I stopped taking it years later. These were weight gain and lack of sex drive.

Based on the above, If I knew what I know now, I would not take it again. I stopped taking it because I was confident enough to deal with the fact that my hair was thinning.

I know this issue causes a lot of anxiety in people, I've been there. At the end of the day, unless you go down the path of a hair transplant, you are only delaying the inevitable. Whatever you decide to do, talk to your GP first.