Dr. Z on combatting hair loss
BATON ROUGE - Local dermatologist Dr. Z dropped by News 2 at 4 today to talk about some ways that men and women are taking matters into their own hands to try to keep the hair on their head.
The doctor says hair loss is caused by a number of factors. She says even natural events like stress or menopause can cause hair to fall out, but it's also a good idea to take a look at what medications you are taking as some drugs you wouldn't even think about can affect hair retention. In the related video, Dr. Z talks about some surprising drugs that cause hair loss that you normally would overlook.
However, there are ways to keep your hair intact if you've got the time, money and determination.
For over-the-counter solutions, Dr. Z recommends the old stand-by, Rogaine. She says she recommends the men's formulation for both men and women and says that the spray or foam versions of the medication can be applied twice daily, morning and night.
There are even OTC vitamins that Dr. Z says can help encourage keeping the hair your have and even growing some new fancy follicles. Viviscal is a hair growth supplement that is available in a "professional" formulation only at doctor's offices, but she says a regular version can also be obtained in other stores in a more traditional over-the-counter way.
If you're interest is piqued so far and you would like to learn about some more involved techniques, be sure to watch the related video to hear Dr. Z explain it all in an easy to understand fashion. If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Anne Zedlitz and her practice in Baton Rouge, take a few minutes and visit her website.