Balding in previously vibrant healthy individuals can have devastating psychological impact as thinning, shortening, or loss of hair progressively advances.
Both men and women dealing with thinning hair often seek out treatment because this problem is difficult to hide. There are several options aiming at hair restoration including hair pieces, hair transplants, medications reducing production of DHT, specialty vitamins and minerals, topical solutions, light treatments, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that have been shown to be helpful in hair restoration addressing different reasons of hair loss.
While a hair transplant guarantees results, it’s a surgical procedure that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Recovery time alone can take several weeks, and patients will have areas of shaved hair and many restrictions, like sleeping in an uncomfortable, propped-up position. The area serving as the source of hair transplants is located in the back of the scalp and may develop insightful scarring. Those who aren’t scared away from the surgery itself often decide to go with another option after they learn the cost of the procedure. Depending on the severity of baldness, hair transplants can cost anywhere between $4,000 and $15,000 per procedure, out-of-pocket. Continual hair loss may require additional surgical sessions.
Those who are searching for a more affordable option will often choose a topical solution such as FDA-approved Rogaine which is available in oral and topical forms. Unfortunately, this product does not always work, especially in areas that have gone completely bald. Some people who use topical solutions for hair loss experience less-than-appealing side effects such as acne and irritation around the treated area. Even though the upfront cost is relatively low compared to other options, payments can add up over time.
Propecia, which uses the active ingredient finasteride, is also used to treat male pattern hair loss (in men only) through an oral medication that reduces DHT—a steroid hormone that can cause hair loss. Most users start to see results after at least 3 months of daily use, but results reverse within a year if use is stopped.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) targets the cells at the base of hair follicles. This allows the formation of a new photonic pathway that can restore hair to a fuller state, Researchers also observed transformation of small vellus hairs into larger terminal hairs upon low fluence diode laser treatment and named this phenomenon “terminalization” of vellus hair follicles. Controlled clinical trials demonstrated that LLLT stimulated hair growth in both men and women.
Hair Growth-Promoting Solution (Minoxidil-free)
Hair Growth-Promoting Solution is an effective and easy to use hair growth treatment made from nature’s most powerful ingredients to combat thinning hair. This topical therapy slows or stops hair shedding and prompts rejuvenation for thicker, fuller and healthier hair. The natural ingredients formulated with Hair Growth-Promoting scalp therapy has been proven to reduce DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) production, block the androgen receptors, limiting DHT uptake, and initiate the hair follicles regenerative cycle. This preparation is safe and effective for both men and women.
Hair-Nourishing Oral Supplements
The hair nourishing oral supplement available at APS is 100% drug-free. Backed up by 25 years of research, the hair supplement is clinically proven to promote existing hair growth with AminoMar, a groundbreaking proprietary marine complex, plus key vitamins and minerals, such as:
Apple extract powder – Brocyanidin B2, an essential ingredient that has been shown to increase hair density and diameter.
Biotin – A vital ingredient for healthy hair growth. It helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, and thus essential in the formation of the hair structure.
L-Cystine and L-Methionine – Essential amino acid in the formation of hair and skin, offering a positive effect on hair growth.
Vitamin C – Protects hair and skin from damaging free radicals.
How do the Hair-Nourishing Supplements work?
The Hair-Nourishing Supplements work in 4 stages:
Stage I – Hair follicles are nourished through the consistent intake of AminoMar marine complex and other nutrients in each tablet.
Stage II – This and wispy hair is strengthened through increased nourishment.
Stage III – Breakage and thinning continue to decline, encouraging existing hair growth.
Stage IV – Hair appears stronger, healthier, and more vibrant as nutrients are thoroughly replenished.
Hair Restoration With PRP
A happy medium between a hair transplant, topical solutions, and oral medication is hair restoration with PRP. This nonsurgical hair loss treatment requires no downtime and provides a natural solution to balding.
How Does PRP Therapy Work and Why Do We Recommend It?
PRP therapy works by injecting or massaging your own platelet-rich plasma into your scalp to stimulate new hair growth and a more robust hair shaft. In most clinical studies, 3 PRP treatments are recommended at one-month intervals with the fourth treatment after additional 3 months to achieve best long-term results. To know more about PRP preparation, safety and efficacy, at Advanced Plastic Surgery, click here.
Advanced Hair Restoration Program
Hair Restoration Program at Advanced Plastic Surgery incorporates non-surgical options that have been proven to promote hair growth. This complex treatment regimen includes a series of PRP injections, topical scalp solution therapy, Low-Light Laser Treatment, and hair-nourishing oral supplements.