What are the Non-Surgical Options for Hair Restoration?
Losing hair can be a traumatic process for many. Hair loss can affect both men and women, in genetic pattern balding or thinning caused by alopecia. If you’re undergoing this process, there are many options that you can consider. The most radical ones are surgical procedures such as hair plugs, but many people are averse to risky and costly surgical procedures. If you’re not willing to commit five figures to a surgical procedure or are concerned about the possible side effects, don’t despair! There are a few non-surgical procedures that can be just as effective with less of an impact on your wallet.
Some medications are available which can slow, stop, and in some cases even reverse the effects of hair loss. Two common over-the-counter treatments are minoxidil and finasteride. They are the only two FDA-approved solutions to hair loss. Minoxidil is most commonly known as Rogaine and works by delivering more blood to the hair follicles. Genetic pattern hair loss is often caused by DHT, a hormone that shrinks hair follicles and reduces blood flow to the area. This makes it harder for hair to grow.
Another option to treat hair loss is low-level laser therapy or LLLT. LLLT works by using lasers to increase hair growth rates in anagen phase follicles. It’s speculated that this process alters cell metabolism, promoting hair growth.
Another option is micro needling. This procedure may sound strange and be a turn off for those that are avoiding surgery, but it is effective. It involves the intentional affliction of small cuts to the scalp, which then repair and bring with them new, fully-functioning hair follicles.
Finally, one of the best nonsurgical alternatives for hair restoration is scalp micropigmentation. Scalp micropigmentation is the process of applying pigments of varying darkness to the scalp to give the appearance of a full head of shaved hair. A professional micropigmentation specialist will provide you with an artificial hairline indistinguishable from real hair. At Hairline Ink, we employ the best specialists to make sure that you get the look of a full head of hair back. Contact us at (585) 250-0835 to learn more about this fruitful, long-term solution to hair loss.