Help for Hair Loss"By the time hair loss is noticeable, you've already lost about 30%," says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, M.D. And the more you've lost, the less likely you'll be to have regrowth. Remedies are more effective in helping you keep the hair you have than stimulating follicles that have been inactive for long periods. In short, if you think something's amiss, get to a doc fast. Here's how a pro can help.
Check your hormones High testosterone levels cause balding in men and women alike. Getting a measurement of male hormones can be especially useful in younger women who may have polycystic ovary syndrome or other conditions tied to elevated levels. To lower them, patients can sometimes benefit from birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, says dermatologist Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
Get the twice-a-day cure Only one drug is FDA-approved for women: minoxidil (brand name: Rogaine). "As hair follicles getRead More »from 4 Expert Tips for Hair Loss