An introduction to non-surgical treatment for hair loss

Before considering hair transplantation, patients often try any number of medications or natural supplements to induce hair growth and prevent further hair loss. A quick internet search for “treatment
for hair loss” returns over 25 million entries!

Rogaine® (generic name: minoxidil) is the only FDA- and Health Canada approved medication for female hair loss. Finasteride (Propecia®) and minoxidil are approved for use in men.

There are medications that are approved for other health problems that may also help with hair loss, and physicians may prescribe these in some cases.

The goal of this blog post is to emphasize that the many natural remedies, vitamins, supplements, or
shampoos that you might see advertised on the internet, and that claim to prevent hair loss or increase
hair growth, are not worth your time and money.

Scientific studies proving the effectiveness of these products have not been conducted and these products have not been approved for safe use by federal health agencies.

You should talk to a physician before taking any substance as a form of medication.
Stay tuned for more blog posts on effective and non-effective non-surgical treatments for hair loss.