Today, when we speak of hair restoration procedures, we are generally speaking of the FUE (follicular unit extraction) and FUT (follicular unit transplant) procedures. When it comes to hair regrowth, these are the two most successful types of procedures available.
However, these are not the only types of hair restoration procedures available. There are a number of different supplemental hair restoration procedures which work terrifically when used in tandem with hair transplants. These procedures help to strengthen hair follicles and to improve the appearance of regrown hair.
Let’s review these supplemental procedures, shall we?
Supplemental hair restoration procedures help in a number of different ways. Not only can they improve the graft quality of hair used for FUE and FUT, they allow for a smaller hair donor area to be used as well. The result of this? Much better overall results.
While supplemental procedures are, obviously, not necessary in order for hair transplants to be carried out successfully, they can serve to improve the overall quality of a hair transplant.
Stem cells can be used for a number of purposes, from regenerating nerves, to healing wounds, to repairing tissue, and more. Fortunately, stem cells can also be used to promote hair growth.
Stem cell hair therapy is a procedure in which cells are taken from a variety of different sources (adipose autologous tissue, external umbilical cord tissue or exosomes), and transplanted to the head. In some cases, this procedure can work to fully regrow hair. In most cases, however, it works best as a supplement to FUE or FUT.
It should be noted, however, that stem cell hair therapy is in its early stages of progression. As time passes, its technology will continue to improve, allowing for greater hair-growth success.
Another supplementary hair growth procedure is platelet rich plasma, or PRP. Like stem cell hair therapy, this procedure can provide excellent hair growth results, but is typically best used in tandem with FUT or FUE.
Platelet rich plasma is a process in which blood is drawn from the patient. After blood has been drawn, the platelets contained within it are removed. These platelets are then injected into the scalp area.
In addition to helping minimize size of the hair donor area, PRP will also help to strengthen the hair follicles, keeping restored hair healthy and strong throughout the years.
The last supplemental hair therapy we’ll discuss is laser hair therapy. This is a completely non-invasive procedure that causes absolutely not discomfort whatsoever. Unlike PRP or stem cell hair therapy, laser hair therapy rarely results in the regrowth of lost hair. This procedure is used solely as a supplemental procedure.
Laser hair therapy essentially involves positioning your head underneath lasers for 15 to 30 minutes at a time. Doing this helps to strengthen and expand your hair follicles, allowing for thicker, stronger, and healthier hair growth.
Typically, when undergoing laser hair therapy, you will go through several different sessions on a weekly basis. While the process can be a little time-consuming, it can also provide you with the results that you desire.
Interested in undergoing a supplemental hair restoration procedure in Glenview, Illinois? If so, we here at Maxim Hair Restoration are the people to see.
Whether you’re looking to undergo stem cell hair therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy, or laser hair therapy, our doctors will be happy to accommodate you.
Contact us today for a free consultation!