1. Propecia/Proscar (Finasteride) – For men, the most effective FDA approved treatment for thinning hair and balding is finasteride. Finasteride works by lowering the body’s levels of DHT, the main cause of hair loss in both men and women. Clinical trials have shown that finasteride can reduce and even stop the progression of hair loss in 86% of men taking the drug. While side effects from finasteride are rare, less than 5% of men treated with finasteride reported sexual side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, and ejaculation disorder. 2. Avodart (Dutasteride)- like finasteride, dustasteride works by blocking the body’s levels of DHT. However, clinical studies show that dutasteride reduces serum DHT significantly more than does finasteride. A study was done on male subjects who received dosages of finsateride and dutasteride. The study showed that finasteride decreased serum DHT by about 70% while dutasteride decreased serum DHT by more than 90%. Some hair transplant doctors and dermatologists will not prescribe dutsateride because it is not FDA approved for hair loss. Side effects are more common than finasteride and can include similar sexual side effects, but the majority do not suffer from major side effects. 3. Hair Transplant FUE/FUT – hair transplant is one of the best permanent hair loss treatments available but the most priciest. I had a 1700 graft FUE hair transplant back in November to rebuild my frontal hairline. There are two different hair transplant methods: the follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). I opted for the FUE so that I wouldn’t have a linear scar on the back of my scalp. To find a good hair transplant doctor, make sure to do your research, ask the right questions, and visit hair transplant forums such as hairrestorationnetwork.com and hairlosstalk.com to review various doctors, see before and after pictures so that you can get the best hair transplant doctor out on the market. 4. Rogaine (Minoxidil)- Another great fda approved hair loss treatment product is rogaine, also known as minoxidil. While rogaine isn’t as potent as finasteride and dutasteride, it can help promote hair growth in both men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil needs to be used indefinitely for continued support of existing hair follicles. Side effects can include burning or eye irritation, redness on treated areas, or allergic reactions. The theory behind minoxidil is that it widens blood vessels and opens potassium channels, which allows more oxygen, blood and nutrients to the follicles. 5. Scalp micro pigmentation – Another fairly new hair loss treatment is scalp micro pigmentation, commonly known as medical hairline tattoo, which is a series of tiny pigments that resemble hair that are tattooed in between existing hairs to create an illusion of more density. can be used for people who do not have enough donor hair for a hair transplant. IT is used to cover up areas of the scalp that are due to thinning, scarring or other scalp diseases. scalp micro pigmentation can cost anywhere from $2000-$5000 and upwards, depending on the severity of the hair loss. 6. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is another hair loss treatment used by many people suffering from baldness. A person’s own plate let rich plasma is injected into the scalp. The blood plasma contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth, thicken thinning hair and increase the overall health of the scalp and hair. PRP for hair loss is a relatively new hair loss treatment so long term benefits for hair loss are not known yet. ====================================== Welcome to my Youtube channel Hairliciously. In this channel, I will be taking you on a journey of my FUE hair transplant progress. Towards the end of November 2016, I had a 1700 FUE hair transplant done in South Korea to lower my hairline and to fill in my receding temples. The FUE hair transplant procedure took me about 7-8 hours to complete and cost me approximately $5500 USD. I will be doing daily updates on my hair transplant progress, so feel free to subscribe and ask any questions you have. Thanks for visiting! Please like, comment and subscribe! 🙂 ======================================= Products I am using to supplement my FUE hair transplant: 1. Finasteride 1mg/day (generic brand for Propecia/Proscar) – Finasteride is approved by the FDA for male pattern baldness and is effective in slowing hair loss for men. 2. Biotin 10,000mcg/day – Biotin is effective in thickening hair, nails, and beautifying the skin. I’ve noticed thicker and stronger hair after using Biotin for the past few months. 3. Vitamin D 3,000IU/day – Vitamin D helps maintain a healthy body 4. Minoxidil (Rogaine) – Minoxidil slows hair loss progression and promotes hair regrowth. I’ve noticed that using Minoxidil helped me grow my transplanted hairs a lot more quicker.