Non-Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss
If your hair is thinning at a rapid pace and you are not happy about the fact that you are going bald, it might be time to consider some of the treatment options available to prevent it from happening and restoring your lost hair. There are a number of non-surgical treatment options to consider before opting for hair transplant surgery. Non-surgical hair loss treatments are always part of the treatment plan, with or without hair transplant surgery. In younger patients especially who are in the early stages of hair loss, medical hair loss treatments can stabilize or improve the situation to such an extent that it may prevent hair transplant surgery, provided the treatments are started early enough.
Androgenetic Alopecia (Pattern Hair Loss) is a very common condition among men (Male Pattern Baldness), and it also occurs in women (Female Pattern Hair Loss), but is less prevalent compared to men. This type of hair loss affects a high percentage of men and apart from the hair loss it can also cause negative psychological effects. Some men may experience a loss of confidence and even low self-esteem due to hair loss. Non-surgical hair loss treatments have provided great results for many of our patients.
There are a number of things you can do to inhibit the process of male pattern baldness from progressing, such as changing your diet and using non-surgical treatments and medication. For more advanced hair loss, you may opt for a minimally invasive hair transplant surgery, during which healthy hair follicles are harvested from the donor area of the scalp, and then transplanted into the recipient area. At The Hair, Skin & Wellness Clinic there are a range of non-surgical treatment options available to help restore hair, prevent further hair loss and maintain healthy looking hair.
- Hair Loss Supplements: Hair loss supplements from Help Hair, consisting of whey protein and essential vitamins and minerals that promote healthy hair growth.
2. Medication and Topical Treatments
The two biggest players in preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth are as follows:
- Hair Loss Medication is the kingpin in hair loss therapy as it reduces the levels of the hormone that shrink hair follicles. It works best in men whose hair is starting to thin and for pre/post hair transplant surgery. In addition to stalling the process, about one-third of men on these medications will see some hair regrowth. A hair restoration specialist can prescribe an FDA approved prescription medication for combating hair loss, and this can be done in combination with surgical and other non-surgical hair loss treatments.
- Minoxidil based topical treatments such as Regaine, when applied directly to the scalp, also helps slow hair loss and promote growth. Topical treatments containing minoxidil can be purchased over the counter from most pharmacies.
3. Strengthen Your Hair
- LaserCap Therapy: The LaserCap® LCPRO™ and LaserCap® LCElite™ are medical devices that use Low Level Light Therapy to promote hair growth.
- Mesotherapy - PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma): Entails growth factor injections into the scalp. This can be done as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with both FUE and FUT/S techniques
4. SMP and Custom Hair Systems
- Scalp Micro-Pigmentation: SMP (Scalp Micro-Pigmentation) involves placing color pigments on the scalp (similar to a very superficial tattoo dot), that minimizes the reflection of light from the scalp and creates the illusion of hair density.
- CNC - CRL Medical Hair Systems: A CRL Medical Hair System can be used to add hair volume in cases where hair transplant surgery options are limited or not possible. Read more about this hair replacement system and what it can do for you.
If you are bothered by hair loss, then get in touch with us so we can advise you on the best possible options that are available.