Most people initially see a GP or Dermatologist for their hair loss problem. These doctors usually prescribe topical and orally taken drugs to help promote hair regrowth. Unfortunately, these medicines were not specifically designed for hair loss treatment and therefore have limited effectiveness and a number of potential side effects.

For example, one of these drugs was originally a high blood pressure medication. It’s potential side effects include:

  • Swelling of the face
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular Heart Rate
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Increased hair loss
  • Unwanted hair growth

Another drug was originally used for prostatic hyperplasia and may cause irreversible sexual dysfunction in males and birth defects in pregnant females.

Because there are so many different medical causes of hair loss, doctors often focus on treating the disease only. Unfortunately, these treatments usually do not regrow their patient’s hair back. For example, some specialists use treatments to address skin disorders to treat hair loss. This results in delayed treatment for the actual hair loss.