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How to improve hair thickness and density after delivery?

How to improve hair thickness and density after delivery?

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Published At March 28, 2018
Reviewed AtApril 19, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 28 years old woman. I have two kids. After my second delivery, my hair became so thin. I lost my hair density. Before my delivery, my normal hair will be so thick. Thyroid, sugar level, hemoglobin are normal. I am taking Vitamin supplements also. There is no improvement. Why have I lost my hair thickness? Please give some solution.

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Perhaps you have androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia mainly affects the front, mid and vertex part of the scalp. In this type of alopecia, there is hair loss and thinning which manifests as reduced hair density and volume. Minoxidil and oral Finasteride are approved remedies for androgenetic alopecia. I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area on the scalp so that I can confirm and guide you better.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the files. Kindly have a look and guide me.

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The part width is wide, and there is thinning of hair. This is classical of androgenetic alopecia. I suggest you apply Mintop Eva (Minoxidil) 5 % solution, half a teaspoon, twice daily on scalp skin with the help of a dropper. Also, I suggest you take an oral Finasteride 5 mg (tablet Finast 5 mg) once a day for a long term. Finasteride is not safe during pregnancy. However, you may safely take it if you have completed your family and are not planning any pregnancies in future.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Can I expect complete recovery? If yes, how long will it take time to regrow my normal hair? I am so stressed because of this issue. Any other lifestyle change I have to follow?

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hi,

Welcome back to iclilniq.com.

Response takes time. You need to follow treatment regularly for a few months for noticeable improvement. Ideally, treatment is to be continued lifelong for maintenance and to arrest further progression.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sushil Kakkar
Dr. Sushil Kakkar

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