Hair loss is one of the biggest cosmetic areas men and women seek to treat. Hair loss can make you appear and feel older and can lower your self-esteem.
There are a variety of causes for hair loss – some temporary and some permanent. For individuals with permanent hair loss, stimulating hair growth will require treatment.
Fortunately, there are several tried-and-tested treatments available for stimulating hair growth:
There are a variety of laser light therapies available for hair regrowth, including at-home tools and laser machines in hair-loss specialists’ clinics. Laser light therapy is available in the form of helmets and combs for home use.
Hair loss specialists have stronger tools that offer light therapy in larger quantities and/or intensities. Laser light therapy stimulates blood flow, which can help restore hair regrowth in the scalp.
Laser light therapy will not regrow a full head of hair, but it can stimulate some growth and help to decrease future hair loss. Laser light strengthens and expands hair follicles – which can not only stimulate hair growth but also allow for stronger, thicker hair.
Using laser light therapy for hair loss is a great treatment option that you can use along with other treatments.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an excellent treatment for stimulating hair growth. PRP therapy involves a doctor or specialist withdrawing a small amount of your own blood, and they then use a centrifuge to isolate the platelets from the blood. The highly concentrated plasma is then inserted into your scalp to stimulate hair growth.
PRP has many great properties, including stimulating healing, rebuilding tissue, and reducing inflammation. PRP therapy is relatively painless and accompanies very few risks, especially since the platelets come from the patient’s own blood – so there is no risk of rejection or incompatibility.
FUE hair transplant procedures involve removing individual follicular units and placing them in the desired area. A specialist will remove a tiny section of skin with just two or three follicles and move it to the area where more hair is desired.
FUT hair transplant procedures involve removing strips of tissue with multiple follicular units (typically from the lower back of the scalp) and placing them in the area where hair is desired. FUT treatments require stitches and a slightly longer healing time.
Both hair transplant procedures can result in permanent hair growth.
There are some medications available that stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss. Two of the most popular medications are Minoxidil (Rogaine), which is now available over the counter, and Finasteride (Propecia), which is available through prescription.
Both of these medications are topical, but there are also a variety of oral medications and supplements available that can help stimulate hair growth.
A hair specialist will be able to examine your medical history and recommend the best hair treatment available for the results you are seeking. Talk to a hair specialist about these hair growth treatments to find out which one may be best for your situation.
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