What’s the best type of hair restoration procedure?

What's the best type of hair restoration procedure?

If you are experiencing unexplained hair loss, you may have already started exploring hair restoration options. Hair transplant surgery can help, but it isn’t your only choice, as there are several effective non-surgical techniques that can restore hair. But what’s the best type of hair restoration procedure.

What’s causing your hair loss?

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be due to a number of factors including medication, stress, medical treatments, and genetics. Hereditary hair loss is very common in men, but can affect women as well.

What’s the best type of hair restoration procedure?

There are several hair restoration treatments available, but the right choice for you will depend on the extent of your hair loss, and the specific cause. Effective hair restoration procedures include topical steroids, steroid injections, and oral medication.

  • Topical steroids are a popular treatment for alopecia. The formulations are applied directly to the scalp and over time they reduce hair loss, and promote regrowth. Topical steroids are particularly effective at the first sign of hair loss.
  • Steroid injections are delivered to the thinning areas on the scalp. The procedure can be somewhat painful, but a topical numbing cream can be applied at the start of treatment to help ease any pain.
  • Oral medication can also help slow hair loss, and promote the growth of new hair.

If you are experiencing hair loss, it’s best to consult with a board certified dermatologist for a comprehensive evaluation. A dermatologist can determine the reason for your hair loss and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Would you like to more information on hair restoration procedures? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Maitland, FL area, Derrow Dermatology is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.derrowdermatology.com, or by calling (407) 676-7185.

Is PRP Safe To Use For Hair Restoration?

Is PRP Safe To Use For Hair Restoration?

PRP therapy for hair loss? There are now a range of treatments available for hair loss, including PRP. PRP therapy isn’t new, it’s been used for years as a cutting-edge treatment option for orthopedic injuries, and more recently as a facial rejuvenation treatment (vampire facial). But is PRP safe for use for hair restoration.

What exactly is PRP therapy for hair restoration

PRP (platelet rich therapy) is a treatment that uses a concentration of platelets derived from the patient’s blood to encourage hair growth. PRP enhances the body’s ability to heal itself, because the plasma is rich in growth factors.

Is PRP safe to use for hair restoration

PRP is a safe treatment for hair restoration, as there are no real risks associated with the procedure. The PRP that is injected into the scalp is taken from the patient’s own blood, so there is little chance of an allergic reaction.

Research has shown that when PRP is injected into the scalp it stimulates hair growth. PRP is particularly effective for androgenic alopecia which is inherited hair loss. Inherited hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women, but is much more common in men.

How PRP hair restoration works

Blood is first drawn from the patient’s arm and then placed in a centrifuge where it is spun in order to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The PRP is then injected directly into the scalp in the areas with thinning hair. Bruising may occur after treatment, but usually resolves within 1-2 weeks.

Are you interested in PRP hair restoration? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Torrance or South Bay, CA areas, Awaken Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.awakenaesthetics.com, or by calling (888) 564-8056.

How Does Hair Restoration Work with Stem Cells?

How Does Hair Restoration Work with Stem Cells?

If you are looking to reverse hair loss, you may be interested in learning about stem cell therapy for hair restoration. Several clinical studies have been conducted which confirm that stem cells can effectively treat and minimize hair loss. But how does hair restoration work with stem cells.

What causes hair loss

Hair loss can occur due to a variety of factors including age, disease, stress, genetics, and poor nutrition. Whatever the cause, hair loss can be very distressing and affect quality of life.

How Does Hair Restoration Work with Stem Cells?

Hair restoration using stem cells is a minimally invasive procedure in which stem cells harvested from the placenta, are used to regrow hair. These amniotic stem cells help to restore hair, because they contain growth factors.

The stem cells are injected into the scalp and help to regrow hair by assisting with the regeneration of blood vessels. They also have an anti-inflammatory effect. This is beneficial in cases where hair loss is caused by the inflammation of the hair follicles.

Hair restoration with stem cells is performed as an outpatient procedure, and is carried out using topical anesthesia. A single session takes approximately 45 minutes, and 2 or more sessions made be needed for patients with moderate hair loss.

It typically takes 3-4 months for patients to see results from stem cell therapy for hair loss. Optimal results can take up to 12 months.

Would you like to find out more about hair restoration with stem cells? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Santa Cruz, Campbell, or Watsonville, CA areas, Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.trilogymedical.net, or by calling (408) 844-0010 for the practice in Campbell, (831) 600-8117 for the Santa Cruz office, or (831) 724-1164 for Watsonville.

Is FUE Hair Transplant the Best Harvesting Technique?

After Hair Transplant

Many men suffering with a receding hairline, or a bald spot on the top of their head, are turning to hair transplantation for help. This can be done using either the follicular unit extraction (FUE) or the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) methods. However, since FUE is more advanced, people often curious to find out – Is FUE hair transplant the best harvesting technique?

FUE Method
FUE is a technique in which an instrument is used to harvest units of 1-4 hairs, from the donor area at the back of the head. The hair is then transplanted to the thinning areas. The FUE method requires the shaving of the donor area, but if you have long hair, the hairs nearby can hide the spot until it grows out.

With the traditional FUT or ‘strip’ method, a scalpel is used to harvest a strip of hair from the back of the head. The strip of hair is cut into individual units before being transplanted.

Which is best?
Both techniques yield very good results, but there are notable differences in the method of extracting the hair.

Some patients experience a greater level of satisfaction with the FUE method for the following reasons:
•    FUE leaves a small scar that is hardly visible, while the strip method leaves a long linear scar.
•    FUE does not require the use of scalpel or sutures, so there is less likelihood of an infection or other complication.
•    Patients are able to return to regular activities much sooner with the FUE method.

The results achieved with hair transplantation depend not so much on the method used, but on the experience and expertise of the physician performing the procedure.

Clients in Guilford, CT, can contact Dr. Robert Langdon Connecticut, of the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation on hair transplantation.  Call Dr. Langdon today at 844-551-9880.

How soon can I wash after FUE hair transplant?

After Hair Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair harvesting method that can restore your hair and produce natural looking results. However, in order to gain optimal results, you must ensure that you follow your doctor’s advice regarding post-operative care. One of the most important questions you should ask your doctor is – How soon can I wash after FUE hair transplant?

What is FUE?
FUE is a minimally invasive hair harvesting technique, used to extract hair from the donor area. The procedure is done under local anesthetic. The hairs are individually extracted using an automated hair transplant device.

FUE hair transplantation is considered a more efficient method to the strip harvesting technique, as more grafts can be removed in one session. In addition, the procedure does not leave a linear scar behind.

How soon can you wash after FUE hair transplant?
Washing your hair is generally not recommended until the grafts are fully healed, because at that time the roots are anchored beneath the skin. This usually takes about 7-9 days. The follicles are vulnerable before this time, as the roots are not yet set, so it’s best to avoid washing or massaging the transplanted hair.

However, some doctors ask their patients to come in the day after surgery for a special sponge wash. Regular washing is usually resumed once the scabs have all come off. Be sure to discuss post-operative procedures with your doctor before surgery, so that you take care of your hair the correct way.

The FUE hair transplant method is available at the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, Connecticut. Call 844-551-9880 to schedule a consultation with Robert Langdon, MD, and find out if the procedure would be suitable for you.

How many session of SmartGraft do I need to see results?

Are you distressed and anxious because of your thinning, balding hair? Don’t be. There is now an effective hair transplantationsolution known as SmartGraft, which uses advanced FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technology to restore hair naturally.But how does it work, and how many sessions of SmartGraft do you need to see results?

SmartGraft automatically extracts, counts, and separates the hair grafts in a precise and gentle manner that enhances hair restoration, and creates natural results. It is a minimally invasive procedure, which means no scalpel or stitches, and faster recovery. SmartGraft is suitable for both men and women.

How SmartGraft works
Your physician will first use a local anesthetic to numb the area. SmartGraftis then used to extract individual grafts of hair from the back of the head. The grafts are transferred to a holding canister,until they are ready to be transplanted into the thinning areas of the head.

How many sessions do you need
The number of sessions required depends on the expanse of area that needs hair restoration. During a SmartGraft session hair is transplanted into the entire area that needs coverage. It typically takes 3-4 months for new hair growth to begin, and full results can take up to 12 months. An additional session(s) may be neededwhen the transplanted hair has grown in, if the desired fullness has not been achieved.

SmartGraft FUE is available in Torrance,California at Awaken Aesthetics. The procedure is performed by board certified head and neck surgeon, Dr. Mike Sheu. Call (310) 791-2233 today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Sheu, and find out if SmartGraft is the lasting hair loss solution you are looking for.