June 30, 2022

Choosing the Proper Hair Loss Treatment – Which Is Right For You?


Hair loss is a common problem affecting millions of Americans, men and women alike. Hair loss is a troublesome disorder that often causes the sufferer psychological distress. The good news is that there are reliable treatment options today to help reverse hair loss. The problem is deciding which treatment is the right one for you. To determine the best course of treatment you first need to understand the various options. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments are an effective solution for restoring hair for men and women whose hair loss is hereditary. PRP is a natural option for the beginning stages of thinning hair that can be used alone or in combination with hair transplants. It has proven safe and effective for both men and women regardless of age or hair type. PRP uses specific naturally occurring growth factors to stimulate stem cells within the hair follicle to stimulate and maintain healthy hair growth. Typically three treatments are given over the course of 4-6 weeks and maintenance treatment is suggested every 4-6 months. PRP may be right for you if you are looking for an effective non-surgical treatment for your hair loss that stimulates natural hair growth.

Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy is another non-invasive, clinically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss in the early stages. This drug-free therapy is delivered via a device that emits a low-level laser light directly to the scalp. The light energy essentially wakes up the hair follicles from their resting phase and stimulates cellular activity by increasing circulation in the scalp. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the hair follicles to facilitate new hair growth. While quite effective this treatment does take some time to work. At first, you’ll notice hair loss slowing or stopping, and then after about 4-6 months, new growth should begin. This hair loss treatment may be right for you if you suffer from hereditary hair loss and are patient enough to wait a short time for a thicker, fuller head of hair.

Scalp Micropigmentation is an option for those that suffer from all types of hair loss. This treatment uses very small needles and a specialized pigment to add color to the scalp and create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. This treatment can also help to disguise scarring from hair transplant surgery. The pigments used are custom blended to match your own hair color for a completely natural look. Scalp micropigmentation may be right for men and women who want to create the appearance of fuller hair in specific thinning spots and those who want to hide scars on the scalp. This is also a great option for those who are not good candidates for hair transplant surgery.

Hair Transplant Surgery is a permanent hair loss solution. This hair loss treatment takes your own naturally growing hair from a donor site and transplants it into bald or thinning areas to fill them in and provide better coverage. There is no risk of transplant rejection since the tissues used are your own and not foreign to the body. Hair transplant surgery does have some limitations. In order to be a candidate for this surgery, you have to have dense enough hair in donor areas to allow for even distribution to the thinner areas to achieve the desired appearance. Other factors such as age, a contrast of hair and skin color, and your goals for styling must also be considered when deciding if this is the right hair loss treatment for you.

Dermal Lens Hair Replacement is a non-surgical hair replacement system for both men and women. These hair replacements look totally natural and are completely undetectable, even up close. The hair looks as though it is growing right out of your own scalp. There is no at-home maintenance, other than washing and styling your hair as usual, but it does require periodic servicing to keep it in place and looking natural. This hair replacement option may be suitable for those who are not candidates for hair transplant surgery and want instant natural-looking results that allow them to have a full head of hair 24/7 with no restrictions on activities. You can sleep, swim, and even drive with the windows down with no worries about your hair. 

The hair loss professionals at Hair Restoration Institute are here to help you choose the right hair loss treatment to meet your needs. During your free and discreet consultation, we will evaluate your hair loss and work with you to develop a plan to help you regain both your hair and your confidence. You can find us at 8009 34th Ave S, Suite 1225 in Bloomington, MN, or call 612-588-HAIR (4247) for a private, complimentary consultation.