Oral hair restoration treatment can be used to restore hair on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard. It is a relatively new hair loss treatment, but it has already helped many people to regain their confidence and improve their appearance. If you are considering oral hair restoration treatment, it is important to consult with a physician to discuss your options and determine if this treatment is right for you.
Types of Oral
There are a number of oral treatments that can help with hair loss. The most common oral medications that are FDA approved for hair loss are Finasteride and Minoxidil and work through different mechanisms.
Finasteride is a prescription medication that is taken daily, and works by blocking the production of DHT, a hormone that contributes to hair loss. DHT receptors are commonly found on the scalp and prostate. DHT is formed from testosterone.
Minoxidil is another oral medication that is commonly used to treat hair loss. Minoxidil stimulates current hair follicles from the resting to growth phase and additionally helps hair to stay in a longer growth phase resulting in fuller hair growth. Minoxidil often is taken topically and less commonly taken as an oral medication and requires a physician to prescribe it when used orally.
Additionally, many oral supplements can assist with hair re-growth, such as certain vitamins and minerals.