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Does smoking cause hair loss

Smoking is very dangerous for hair. You should be very cautious to keep yourself away from the smokers.(avoid active as well as passive smoking).Smokers may notice that the top layers of their hair are quite brittle. This causes them to break off before they are fully grown and is most likely because they are malnourished.

“Smoking  prevents the cells from carrying the right amounts of oxygen around your body organs. Ultimately, this will affect things like your hair as it is not being supplied with enough nutrients or fresh oxygen from the blood stream.”

Smoking causes hair loss in two ways:

  1. It reduces circulation to the extremities
  2. It pollutes the blood, which impacts the liver

“The 7,000 chemicals in cigarettes affect every cell in the body, including hair follicles,” Smoking has been associated with hair loss.

Cigarette smoke enters the bloodstream through the lungs and is carried by the circulatory system to every part of the body. The result is that the cells of the smoker’s body are bathed in the more than 4,000 chemicals and gasses found in cigarette smoke. No part of the body is truly exempt from the toxins in cigarettes, and even hair follicles suffer damage.

Cigarette smoke damages the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and wither. Unhealthy follicles simply cannot produce healthy hair, making smokers much more likely to have damaged and thinning hair or go bald. Even if the follicles do continue to produce hair, it is brittle and extremely susceptible to breakage. Smoke also restricts the blood flow to the follicles, prematurely aging them and causing grey hairs to appear earlier in life than they otherwise would. Cigarettes also increase the amount of the hormone DHT in the body – a hormone known to contribute to hair loss. The odour of cigarette smoke is also easily held by the hair and skin, causing even clean hair to smell like stale smoke.

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Hair Loss Medical Treatment

Hair Loss Medical Treatment

Hair Loss Medical Treatment

Hair is very important to a person. It is universal symbol of beauty. In today’s era loss of hairs are common problem affecting men and women. If your progressive hair loss is taken care then there are successful treatments. It is very important to understand hair loss is a progressive condition and hence patients need to take treatment.

The drugs are of great value in preventing future baldness and therefore in all young people with early hair loss they are needed to be taken. Most young patients with early and moderate baldness need drugs, even after they do transplantation Otherwise, they will lose their existing hairs and need further sessions of transplantations.


At rejuvenate hair transplant centre we gives very effective, safe and economical medical treatment.

  1. RHR: Rejuvenate hair regime- It includes food supplements and life modification advice.
  2. PRP: Platelat Rich Plasma.


Our regime include following things to treat hair loss-

  • Medicine to control androgenic hair loss.
  • Medicine to promote hair growth or to prolong anaphase period of hair cycle
  • Raw material for synthesis of hair- nutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, amino acids.
  • Herbs to control inflammation of follicles which is the final pathological stage before hair loss- Natural products like Methi, Amla, Bhringraj, Haldi (curcumin), coconut etc.

Rejuvenate hair regime gives cyclical treatment this includes Minoxidil, Finastride (for male), Food supplements Herbal and Ketaconazole.

  1. Multivitamin, antioxidants, micronutrients and calcium.
  2. Vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acids.
  3. Amino acids.
  4. Finastride 1mg(Male)
  5. Minoxidil 2%, 3%, 5% (Twice a day).
  6. Ketaconazole shampoo (Twice a week).

US FDA approval of oral Finastride and Minoxidil for hair loss treatment.


Minoxidil lotions 2, 3, 5, 7 It has to be applied daily twice over the affected area. This drug increase the duration of the hair follicle growth cycle. This improves the quality of the hair by increasing volume, length and miniaturized hair to adult hair.

Minoxidil is most effective for hairs if it is direct applied to affected area of scalp. When using Minoxidil, it may take 6-12 months before any result seen.


Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is caused by the effects of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on genetically susceptible hair follicles. DHT is formed by the action of the enzyme 5 alpha reductase on testosterone.

Finastride 1mg/ day decrease serum DHT levels by almost 70%. Finasteride 1mg tables (propecia) – one table daily for 3-4 years and is more effective over vertex.


Medicines are control of hair loss and it also increases thickness of hair, convert thin hair (villus) to adult hair (terminal hair). It grows new hair where hair follicles are not dead or inactive. Medical treatment is not effective for bald area but it controls the ongoing hair loss.

Do these medical treatments have side effects?

Patients are most frequently asked question; is a lot of misinformation of hyperbolically about the side effects. The Patients need to the understand that:

  1. Any drug that has an effect will always have a side effect; there is no drug, which has no side effects.
  2. So the real question should be: are these side effects serious, are they permanent and are they treatable?

Minoxidil cause minor itching or headache otherwise is safe. Finasteride is currently the best drug for treating baldness. There is much exaggerated fear about its side effects of impotence and infertility. This has been researched in detail in several studies- and has been found that at the dosage at which it is given for baldness, which is 1 mg daily or 5 mg weekly, it has been found to be relatively safe.

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