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Best Oral Medications for Hair Loss

If you are currently experiencing hair loss, you have likely exhausted every over-the-counter option. You may have bought all the creams and serums and have tried all the fad shampoos and conditioners, to no avail. You may feel frustrated or confused about the lack of results. You may feel like there is no other solution than to give up.

It is usually when you have tried everything else that your doctor agrees to prescribe medication. First, they usually begin with a prescription serum or cream because of their lowered risk of side effects. Then, when that fails, they will likely move on to oral medications.

There are only a few oral medications for hair loss, and they do not work for everyone. The most popular type is usually prescribed only to men. Finasteride, or Propecia, is a pill that you will take every day to stimulate hair growth. The pill works by lowering the levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in your body, thereby shrinking hair follicles. Though the medication generally does stop or limit hair loss, the pill takes a minimum of six months to start working and can cause some side effects, like lowered sex drive, even after you stop taking the medication.

Spironolactone (Aldactone) is another medication that is often prescribed. Though it’s generally used to treat high blood pressure, some patients find it useful in mitigating hair loss. You cannot take this pill when pregnant, however, because it is known to cause birth defects.

Generally, the only other medication used is Flutamide, but because there is a risk for liver failure, its use has been limited. Doctors only prescribe this medication in very severe cases.

Unlike the medications listed above, scalp micropigmentation from Hairline Ink has virtually no side effects and is permanent. In two to three treatments, you can say goodbye to daily applications and will finally look like you have a full head of hair again. Plus, you’ll have the comfort of someone working with you personally to ensure that you are satisfied. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!

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