June 11, 2021
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Comparing 6 Popular Hair Loss Treatments

Do you long for healthy, beautiful hair? Patients experience early hair loss or hair thinning due to aging, stress, hormones, and various other factors. Luckily, there are hair loss treatments available, such as the effective PRP procedure. Just ask Reena Jogi, the PRP Hair Restoration Expert.

Meet the expert

Dr. Reena Jogi is a dermatologist who specializes in PRP Hair Restoration in Houston, Texas.


Hair loss and hair thinning don’t only affect a patient’s looks. For many patients who visit PRP Expert Reena Jogi, MD, in Houston, TX, hair loss also means a loss of confidence and self-esteem. 

There are several effective treatment options for anyone who wants thicker, stronger, longer, healthier hair. From organic options to hormone treatments, and finally, to surgical procedures - there’s a solution for every patient dealing with hair loss!

Let’s take a look at the six most effective hair loss treatments. To determine if PRP or any of these solutions is right for you, contact Reena Jogi, MD in Houston, TX, for a hair loss treatment

1- PRP Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are an excellent way to manage both male and female pattern hair loss and baldness. PRP is an innovative cosmetic treatment to increase hair growth and scalp health. There are little to no side effects or downtime associated with PRP treatments.

PRP treatments use blood from the patient’s arm to create an effective substance to enhance follicle health and hair growth. The treatment is minimally invasive and highly recommended for patients of all ages.

2 - Oral Medications (Finasteride and Aldactone)


Finasteride is an oral prescription medication used to treat hair loss and hair thinning. The drug works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This blocking of DHT slows the loss of hair during the exogen (shedding) phase of the hair growth cycle.

Finasteride is approved as a medical solution to hair loss for male patients.


Aldactone is a medication used for a variety of skin and hair conditions such as acne and hair loss. When patients have high levels of androgens (DHT), the hair follicles can shrink, shortening the natural cycle of hair growth. This shortened cycle leads to hair loss and the hair appearing thinner over time. 

The Aldactone drug (spironolactone) is considered an “anti-androgen” which works by binding to the androgen receptors to block the action of DHT.

3 - Rogaine

Rogaine is a popular over-the-counter solution for thinning hair. The product uses a topical treatment of minoxidil (5%), reducing the rate of hair loss for some patients. Rogaine doe not, however, offer a long-term solution to hair loss or hair regrowth. 

4 - Wigs and Hairpieces

Camouflaging baldness is a sensible solution for many who experience early hair loss or hair thinning due to menopause, andropause, or forms of alopecia condition. While a good choice for some, wigs and hairpieces can become costly over time, and many patients seek a more permanent solution to hair loss and hair regrowth.

5 - Hair Transplants

Hair transplants give patients a renewed appearance of thicker, healthier hair. The procedure moves multiple punched-out grafts of hair follicles. These healthy follicles are taken from the androgen-insensitive parts of the scalp (typically close to the neckline) and moved to androgen-sensitive (balding) areas such as the temples and crown of the head.

Hair transplant procedures can be painful, costly, and require extended downtime and healing. The results are also not guaranteed and vary from patient to patient.

Final Thoughts

While many different treatments claim to offer a fix-all solution to hair loss, the best option for many patients is the organic, natural procedure of PRP treatments.

Contact PRP Hair Restoration Expert Reena Jogi, MD in Houston, TX, for more information on hair loss treatments and PRP procedures.

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