Non-Surgical Options for Treating Hair Loss

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Hair loss is a common condition that affects both men and women. There are several factors that can contribute to hair loss, including genetics, hormonal changes, and certain medical conditions. While surgical hair-restoration procedures such as hair transplantation are effective, not all people are ready to take that step. For these people, non-surgical hair-loss treatments are an excellent option.

Some of the non-invasive options include medications like finasteride and minoxidil. If you’re experiencing hair loss, consider these methods to help regrow healthy hair.


Finasteride is a non-surgical option for treating hair loss and is FDA-approved for use in men. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that can cause hair loss. Finasteride has been shown to be effective in slowing down hair loss and even promoting new hair growth in some cases

Finasteride is a medication that is taken orally, usually in the form of a tablet. It is typically prescribed for men with male-pattern baldness. The recommended dosage is 1 mg per day. It is important to take finasteride as prescribed, and you should not take more or less of the medication than recommended.

Finasteride can be taken with or without food, but it’s important to take it at the same time each day. This will help ensure that the medication is absorbed into your body consistently. Be aware that finasteride can potentially cause side effects such as decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. If you are considering taking finasteride, it’s important to learn more about the potential risks and benefits.


Minoxidil is another non-surgical option for treating hair loss that is available over-the-counter. It comes in the form of a topical solution or foam that is applied directly to the scalp. Minoxidil works by widening blood vessels in the scalp, which increases blood flow to the hair follicles and promotes hair growth.

Apply the recommended amount of minoxidil to the affected area of your scalp. The amount of medication you need to use will depend on the brand and concentration of minoxidil you are using. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and follow the recommended dosage. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying minoxidil to avoid spreading the medication to other parts of your body. While minoxidil is generally safe to use, it can cause skin irritation in some people.

It may take several months before you see any improvement in your hair growth using finasteride or minoxidil. Still, it is important to continue taking the medication as prescribed, even if you do not see immediate results; patience is key.

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In combating hair loss, you do not have to choose to undergo invasive procedures right away, since there are non-surgical options available. Learn more about our management and treatment options at Blackhawk Hair Restoration so you can make an informed decision. Schedule your consultation today!

Follicular Unit Extraction FAQs

How long does an FUE hair transplant procedure typically take?
The duration of your procedure will depend on how much hair is being extracted and transplanted. Most FUE hair transplant procedures take between four to eight hours.
Will I be awake during my procedure?
Yes, patients remain awake during an FUE hair transplant procedure. The area being treated is numbed with local anesthesia to prevent discomfort throughout the procedure. Patients can relax, listen to music, or watch TV as the surgery is performed.
When will I see results from an FUE hair transplant?
You can expect to see new hair growth about four months post-procedure. It may take up to a year to see the final results of your FUE hair transplant procedure.
Will I need more than one FUE hair transplant procedure?
Most patients are satisfied with the results of their first FUE hair transplant procedure. In some cases, patients opt for a second procedure to enhance their initial results.

You will be given personalized treatment recommendations during your consultation based on your hair restoration goals, so you know what to expect regarding the number of procedures you will need.

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Set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Stephen Ronan by calling (925)736-5757 today and learn if you are a good candidate for FUT in Danville. At Blackhawk Hair Restoration, we will help you find a lasting solution to hair loss.

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