Question: Hi. I’ve been using the usual hair loss treatments (not from you). I started using them 28 days ago and have seen no improvement. Why is this?
Answer: Hi, Jack. Your question involves a little guesswork on our part as you don’t mention your hair loss conditon nor the names of the treatments, so please do bear with us.
When you say ‘the usual hair loss treatments’, we’re assuming you’re referring to the only MHRA licensed and FDA approved hair loss treatments – both topical and oral – for the treatment of Male Pattern Baldness. Therefore, we’ll answer your question based on these assumptions but, if this is not correct, we recommend having a personal consultation with a hair specialist or speaking to your treatment provider for more accurate information.
Based on the assumption that it is male pattern hair loss treatment you are referring to, it is very early on to be looking for results. There are no ‘quick fix’ options or instant solutions for this permanent condition, unfortunately!
The natural timeline of the hair growth cycle means any changes – from stabilisation of hair fall to new hair growth – would usually take around 3 to 6 months to become noticeable.
How long hair takes to grow back varies from person to person and it could take longer depending on the level of hair loss you had before starting treatment, as well as if your condition has been professionally- or self-diagnosed. If you have self-diagnosed, it may be worth having this checked by a hair loss specialist not only to confirm whether the diagnosis is correct, but also to ensure there are no other issues which may be exacerbating the problem.
It is also vital that you are using your treatments exactly as directed in order to get the most out of them – no skipping doses or under/over using, for example.
If the problem you are treating is a receding hairline, it is worth noting that the hairs in the temporal regions are the slowest scalp hairs to grow so patience can be key.
At this stage, as before, it is early on in the process so it’s unlikely to be a troubling sign that you aren’t noticing progress just yet. However if, after continuous use for three months if your hair loss is mild to moderate, or six months if your hair loss is at least moderate, you feel like you still aren’t noticing any effects, please do check in with your treatment provider and/or get the second opinion of a hair loss specialist so they can look into this further with you.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.