Hair loss is an issue that plagues individuals all over the world. Although harmless, it does cause problems with self-esteem. Thick, full heads of hair are associated with youthfulness and health, so when your hair starts to thin it can make you feel less like yourself. There are a lot of options to help rectify the problem of hair loss, but if moving in a surgical direction isn't for you, we have good news. Treatments today include non-surgical options that give natural, permanent results.
Before we jump in, we should discuss what hair loss actually looks like. Forget the idea that hair loss is associated only with men. A staggering 40% of woman in America also suffer from hair loss. Men are more prone to hair loss at an early age due to higher levels of testosterone, which interferes with the hair growth stage. However, testosterone also causes hair loss in women, but levels usually don't rise until after menopause. This particular form of hair loss (for both males and females) is called androgenetic alopecia, or more commonly referred to as pattern baldness. Although there isn't a cure to stop it, there are some non-surgical options that will help you feel and look your best.
P.R.P. (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Platelet Rich Plasma is an excellent choice for those who don't have the option of downtime. It's become quite popular amongst famous athletes who need to return to work quickly. The procedure targets the blood, which is made up of two components: red cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets which play a significant role in growth by sending signals to skin cells to function. The process uses a mixture of your blood, which is then injected to help "heal cells," and increase hair count, hair thickness, and growth. The right candidate receives two to three injections and requires a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes once every month. It's an excellent option for both men and women who are experiencing hair loss.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation
This particular non-surgical treatment is excellent for people with limited donor hair and who need to treat scars. The technique uses a small dot of colored pigment (which matches the surrounding hair color) and is deposited on your epidermis, stimulating the appearance of hair. The procedure itself is incredibly intricate, and the effect is so realistic that it is nearly impossible to distinguish what is a hair from what is pigment. We highly recommend it for scar revision after multiple open donor hair transplants. Although the results are phenomenal, this process works best for those who are willing to keep their hair trimmed close to the scalp. Many women might not want to rely on this procedure for results.
Laser Therapy is a safe form of treatment used to energize hair follicles on your scalp. The specifics revolve around increasing the blood flow to the scalp and stimulate metabolism in the catagen or telogen follicles. Laser therapy treatment is a great option for both men and women who are suffering from thinning hair due to hereditary conditions like androgenetic alopecia. The Phototherapy is cleared by the FDA and recommended by renowned hair doctors across the country. Fortunately, there are so many technological advancements in this area; there are few different options on the market regarding laser therapy. A consultation with your chosen doctor is necessary to help you determine your best course of action.
There are several medications used to treat hair loss such as Finasteride, Dutasteride, Minoxidil, Spironolactone, etc. These products work by slowing the hair loss process and increasing hair growth. Because each medication combats hair loss differently, your doctor will need to assess your current situation and recommend the best treatment available. Overall, these products are best used to stop further hair loss, rather than relying on it to regrow a full head of hair. It can be taken by both men and women on a regular basis for best results.
There are many excellent ways to achieve a natural, healthy head of hair without the need for transplantation surgery. At Nashville Hair Clinic, we provide you with the latest advancement of all the non-surgical technologies. To learn more about what we do call our offices at 615-635-0892 to speak to a member of our staff. Don't wait and call today!