Hair loss is a common problem among women and men. About half of all women will lose a noticeable amount of hair as they age and two-thirds of men will have this same problem. Many people feel that having a full head of hair is a sign of youth and vitality, hair loss can affect self-esteem and cause some emotional distress. Knowing that this is so common among people doesn’t make it any easier to accept.
Transplanting hair follicles used to be the standard practice to fill in balding areas. Advances in medical technology now provide many other options to improve hair growth. There are a growing number of non-surgical methods that encourage hair regrowth. Many people are regrowing hair with low-level laser treatments, PRP therapies, and topical hair preparations.
What are some of the non-invasive hair loss treatments?
Topical solutions have been on the market for a while and the most popular and FDA-approved are Minoxidil and Finasteride. They work a little bit differently but do encourage hair growth.
Low-level Laser Therapy is a newer treatment for hair loss. It has been effective in treating both women and men. Researchers aren’t exactly sure how this works, but it is showing positive results in stimulating hair regrowth.
Microneedling has also shown to be a highly effective and natural way to stimulate hair growth. The treatment has been used for years to treat scarring and wrinkles. Microneedling inflicts minor wounds to the skin. They are very small and stimulate the growth of new cells that repair the skin. The new cells contain new hair follicles and cause new hair growth.
PRP or platelet-rich plasma treatments are also being used to stimulate new hair growth. This treatment uses your own blood to encourage cells to trigger growth. When people lose their hair the follicles become dormant. PRP treatment utilizes the blood’s natural growth factors and cytokines to stimulate stem cells, which in turn stimulates the growth of new hair.
What are the benefits of non-invasive hair rejuvenation?
Non-invasive hair rejuvenation has a few benefits that include lower cost and no need for medication to be used on a daily or regular basis. The most noted benefit of non-invasive hair treatments is that it can provide results in a short time, or at least give an aesthetic improvement immediately.
Surgical hair replacements such as transplants require a significant time commitment. The procedure can take a few days to complete and can take months for the results to show significantly.
Topical hair loss treatments, like minoxidil, also require time for them to show results. These can take as many as six months to produce visible results. They can take up t a year to show significant improvement.
The best benefit to non-invasive treatments is the cost. Hair loss medications are not that expensive, but only treat a part of the condition causing hair loss. Surgeries can be very expensive. Non-invasive treatments are showing to be more effective with less cost.
What else can I do to impact my hair loss?
A healthy diet can have a significant impact on preventing hair loss and it can also stimulate hair growth. Hair requires certain nutrients to remain viable. Healthy hair requires that you don’t skip breakfast, remain hydrated, get enough protein, eat iron-rich foods, get the right vitamins and minerals, and watch dairy product consumption.
Today there are a number of hair replacement and restoration options. You can select from PRP therapy, lasers, microneedling, topical medications, and more. Not all treatments work the same and will not produce the same results. Call Sirene Med Spa to find out what we have to offer and which will work best for you.