When you haven’t even hit 40 yet (or perhaps you’re not even 30), and hair loss becomes an issue, you may start to feel a bit anxious or stressed. “Am I going bald?” is probably a question running through your mind. Firstly, try not to stress; 1) because that may make the hair loss worse, and 2) because there are treatments for every stage of hair loss.

The first step, before diving into any over-the-counter hair loss product you can get your hands on, is to have a chat with a hair loss expert to find out; what is causing your hair loss, if the loss temporary or progressive, and what treatment options are best suited to your individual condition. We discuss the different treatment options available for varying degrees of hair loss below.

5 Solutions For Hair Loss In Men & Women Under 40

5 Solutions For Hair Loss

1. Prescription medications

Oral prescription medication can be used to successfully treat male androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. It works by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), the hormone linked to male hair loss. This particular oral medication is not usually recommended for women due to its potential to interfere with the estrogen / testosterone balance. An alternative topical medication for women can be used to stimulate hair follicles, strengthen and encourage new hair growth. For more information on prescription medications, click here.


2. Supplements and lifestyle changes

Our lifestyle and diet can also have an impact of the quality and growth of our hair. When our diet is lacking, if we’re stressed or we’re not getting enough sleep for example, our hair often suffers. Supplements specifically developed to treat hair loss can help give our bodies the nutrients it needs for healthier hair growth. Lifestyle changes such as a nourishing diet, good sleep hygiene and regular exercise all contribute to better functioning body systems.


3. Hair care products

Sometimes we need to take better care of our hair and scalp. Dry, harsh conditions can lead to hair splitting and breaking, and a scaly scalp. Think of it like trying to grow a healthy plant in the desert. Taking good care of our hair and scalp gives us the best chance for healthy hair growth and using volumising products is a great way to give thinning hair a thicker appearance. Click here to browse supplements and hair care products.


4. PRP therapy

You may have heard about PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for facials, it’s used to rejuvenate ageing skin. Well, PRP is also used to treat hair loss – to strengthen hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth. During treatment, a small amount of your blood is taken, spun in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma and then it’s injected into your scalp where it’s needed.

5. Hair transplant

Gro microsurgery hair transplant is the first-class solution for hair loss. It gives a permanent, 100% natural result. Microsurgery can redesign a hairline, reduce forehead size, fill in bald patches and give density to thinning areas.

Every hair is placed at the correct angle and direction so it blends seamlessly with the surrounding hair. Gro hair transplants are virtually painless, there’s no stitches, no scarring and recovery time is minimal. Gro are the only clinics in Australia to guarantee natural results. Click here to book a consultation with a Gro Hair Growth Specialist.

Solutions For Each Stage Of Hair Loss

Early Stages

What it looks like: Early stage hair loss appears as thinning through the crown or top of the head. The hairline starts to recede.

Treatment options: Early stage hair loss treatment options involve prescription medications, supplements, hair care products and PRP therapy.



Progressive hair loss

What it looks like: A noticeably receding hair line, clearly visible thinning (where you can see the scalp through the hair) or small to medium size bald patches signify progressive hair loss.

Treatment options: Progressive hair loss can be treated with PRP to encourage new hair growth, prescription medications to treat hair loss, supplements, hair care products and microsurgery hair transplant. A hair transplant is the only permanent solution for hair loss.

Advanced hair loss

What it looks like: Loss of the hairline and large bald areas signify advanced stage hair loss.

Treatment options: By this stage, solutions are limited. Hair transplant is only viable if there are enough donor hairs (on the back and sides of the scalp). A hair system (wig) may be the only solution at this point. Alternatively, embrace your baldness.



Take Action

No matter what your age or stage, the first step to treating hair loss is to speak to a Gro Hair Growth Specialist to discuss your individual hair loss, what’s causing it and what treatment options are suitable for you. At Gro, we offer solutions for every stage of hair loss. Simply click on the button below to book a consultation or call us on 1300 787 563.