While hair loss is not a risk for your health, it can affect your confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, advancements in medical research present effective non-invasive and non-surgical treatments. Dr. Paul M Pearce applies the most up-to-date customized solutions to restore your hair.
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss varies from one individual to the next. It can affect large areas of the body or just a few patches on your scalp. Baldness is more common in men and is often due to genetics and aging.
Baldness in men begins with a gradual thinning of hair around the hairline. Women have thinning hair across the scalp, but aging may cause hair to recede from the forehead.
Psychological distress can also lead to thinning hair. You may notice the hair is loosening when using a comb. Hair styling techniques could pull on the hair damaging the follicles and increasing the rate of hair loss.
Another factor is medication, particularly drugs prescribed for cancer patients. They often cause loss of hair across the body. Fortunately, the hair usually grows back once you stop taking the medication.
Non-invasive hair restoration treatments
If you are experiencing hair loss, you can benefit from several non-surgical treatments. Most procedures work best when the hair loss is in its earliest phases. After a medical assessment, your practitioner will offer insights to help you choose the right option.
Low-level laser light therapy
LLLT is a process that utilizes laser light of specific wavelengths to stimulate cell regeneration and proliferation. Research shows it can regulate hair regeneration on the scalp for patients with male pattern baldness.
LLLT is considered an effective and safe treatment for hair restoration in both men and women. Some studies suggest it can promote hair regrowth by approximately 40% in 16 weeks. However, the results may vary between patients.
PRP injections for hair loss
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) procedures seek to speed up the body’s natural healing process. It involves extracting blood plasma and placing the sample in a centrifuge. The result is a plasma with a high concentration of platelets.
Platelets contain growth factors that have different roles in the immune system. Injecting the platelet-rich solution promotes cell repair and regeneration. The process takes an hour to complete and is noninvasive.
PRP also requires multiple sessions to get the desired results. Your provider may prescribe several treatments depending on the extent of your hair loss, amongst other factors.
The non-surgical hair restoration process
Non-surgical treatments usually employ medical-grade solutions to facilitate hair restoration. One of the topical solutions is Minoxidil, which promotes the active phase of hair regrowth.
It has proven effective in stimulating hair regrowth in men and women with male pattern baldness. It enlarges the follicles to increase hair volume. However, it requires a thorough assessment of your past medical history to minimize side effects.
Finasteride blocks hormones and metabolic enzymes responsible for hair loss. It is taken orally daily and is effective at treating baldness in men.Contact Texas Hair Restoration Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul M Pearce today.