Above the Knife: Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Treatments
The signs are there: Hair left on the pillow, a seemingly bigger forehead, and a sunburned crown.
According to research, two-thirds of men experience male pattern baldness by the time they are 35. In fact, 25% of men start losing their follicles before the age of 21.
The good news is, you can do something about it.
And if you think surgery is your only hair restoration option, you’re missing out. Check out these non-surgical treatment options for hair loss.
If vitamins and oils haven’t worked for you, it’s time to look to science.
The platelets in our blood are loaded with super proteins that help with growth and healing. Doctors can take your own blood, spin it to separate the platelets, then put the platelets back in the blood.
This makes Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP. This is then injected into the scalp with tiny needles. The idea is the platelet-rich blood will encourage new hair growth.
Be warned that this is a fairly new procedure so there aren’t any industry standards yet. But so far, many people have been happy with using PRP for hair loss.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Another up-and-coming hair treatment is called Low-Level Laser Therapy or LLLT.
With LLLT, low-level lasers are used to bring blood flow to the root of your hair. The extra nutrients in that blood stimulate hair growth.
These lasers are low intensity and do not burn the tissue or get hot. These treatments are actually safe enough to do at home.
Most people choose to do home treatments that consist of 15 minutes, 3 times a week.
The only con is LLLT will not work if you are already completely bald.
If blood and lasers make you a little nervous, there is always the option of hair additions.
This includes hair weaves, hair extensions, hair pieces, and toupes.
These are typically attached using a variety of techniques including two-sided tape and waterproof adhesives.
Just be sure to check a small area for any allergic reactions before applying adhesives to the entire scalp.
Scalp micropigmentation is a technique that uses a semi-permanent, organic ink to camouflage the appearance of hair loss.
This specific procedure should not be confused with general tattooing. It is a unique technique that requires specialized equipment to inject the pigment into the skin.
Because it is so specialized, make sure you are going to a skilled practice with the best equipment.
Scalp micropigmentation can be personalized according to your hairline, color, and thickness.
Hair Restoration Drugs
Of course, there are always hair restoration drugs such as Rogaine and Propecia. These drugs are very popular and may be more affordable than some other options when dealing with hair loss.
But, as with any medication, watch out for any side effects that could include scalp itching, dryness, scaling, flaking, irritation or burning.
What’s Right For You?
Dealing with hair loss can be frustrating and trying to find the right solution is overwhelming.
We understand that finding the best treatment is very personal and we treat every case with care.
If you are ready to take the next step in hair restoration, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you every step of the way.