Prevent Hair Loss
Non-surgical hair loss treatments
Non-surgical hair loss treatments include options like Propecia or Lasercomb.For those suffering from hereditary hair loss, there is unfortunately no hair loss cure. In such cases, medication like Propecia, Rogaine and even the Lasercomb may help to slow down the progression of hair thinning and baldness. For early stages of hair thinning, these hair loss solutions can help regrow some hair, but they will not fully restore the hair and hairline that have been lost.
The only proven, permanent solution to genetic hair loss is hair transplantation. A hair transplant works by surgically restoring hair from the donor area to the recipient (thinning) area.
While surgical hair transplantation is the only permanent and most significant receding hairline treatment, these other hair loss solutions can help in your fight against hair loss.
Finasteride (Propecia®) in tablet form is the most effective medicine for strengthening hair and arresting further loss. An FDA-approved tablet taken once a day, available by prescription only. Propecia works to inhibit the formation of the hormone that weakens hair and halts its growth. Propecia is not a balding cure, and is not approved for use by women. Propecia must be taken on an on-going basis to maintain its benefit.
Another popular treatment is Minoxidil, widely known as Regaine which is applied as a foam or lotion.Minoxidil is a topical solution in a cream form that is applied up to twice each day. The results from minoxidil use are measurable, but are less robust than results from propecia. Minoxidil is the best available substitute when the patient is unable to take Propecia.
Low level laser therapy
If you bathe the scalp in light at a certain frequency (650 nm) it penetrates the skin, stimulating cells beneath to produce more protein. A key constituent of hair is keratin derived from protein. So boosting protein production in the scalp strengthens the keratin and the hair itself. The light is beamed through small individual light sources within a helmet or cap or via a handheld device, such as a lasercomb. The technology works best on areas where hair is still present, but thinning.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
Can be used to encourage hair growth and improve its quality. We take a sample of a patient’s blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This separates the platelets from the rest of the plasma to settle in concentrated form in the sample. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the patient’s scalp to benefit hair growth.
Non-surgical treatments can be used separately, in tandem or even as a complement to surgery to protect and strengthen the remaining hair, or to enhance the surgical result.
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