How effective are the treatments for hair disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

For a treatment to be effective, you must consider the type of hair disorder, the cause of the disorder, and the damage that has been created. The further along the resulting damage, the less effective the treatment. For instance, if you have already lost half the hair on your head, due to alopecia, it is doubtful that treatment will restore you to a full head of hair. The most you might obtain is some partial hair growth, but mostly, the treatment will prevent any further hair loss. Sometimes treatments will only work for as long as you are using them. This is true for hair loss or excessive hair growth.

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