Hair Loss Treatments
When it comes to hair loss treatment we are bombarded with many options. However, the options that actually work are so few. These options can be broadly divided into two categories: Non-Surgical and Surgical.
Non-Surgical Therapy for Hair Loss
- Medical Therapy: Non-surgical treatments involve the use of medications like minoxidil and systemic 5a-reductase inhibitor therapy. These treatments are most effective when started during the early stages of hair loss. These are the only medications approved by the FDA. The downside of these medications is that they may work to slow hair loss to some degree, but they do not facilitate new hair growth for a great majority of people.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: This procedure uses the patient’s own platelets. The plasma of the blood rich in platelets is reinjected back into the areas of the scalp which need treatment. Overall, it is a relatively simple procedure which uses body’s own cells to promote growth and healing. Studies have shown that the treatment has made hair grow faster and more evenly when combined with surgical hair restoration.
- Mesotherapy: It is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment used to restore volume and luster to thinning hair. It involves inserting micro-injections of pharmaceutical agents,amino acids, vitamins and other growth factors into the dermal layer of the skin. This stimulates the mesoderm layer and encourages hair growth and promotes new hair production.
- Laser Therapy: Laser Therapy has shown to stimulate hair. It is important to note here that only FDA approved devices for Laser Therapy which have shown results in controlled trails should be used, as there are lots of over the counter devices available in the market which are in fact below safety standards.
Surgical Therapy for Hair Loss
Hair Transplant Surgeries are considered the only permanent treatment for Hair Loss. For more information about Hair Transplant at Skin Masters, click here.