4 Treatments To Prevent Hair Loss
There is a large population of people that experience hair loss. Those people can have serious damage to their self-esteem. To combat this, there are many options out there to help prevent balding. In this blog, we’ll go over 4 different treatments to help prevent hair loss.
Propecia is a drug that can be prescribed by your doctor. It works by blocking the production of a hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth. Not only can Propecia prevent hair loss, but can keep prostate size down, reducing your risk of cancer. Taking Propecia will stop the hair from thinning, while some find they also have regrowth. In most cases, the hair follicles become enlarged. Due to this, larger, thicker hairs grow in. This result is not immediate though, it takes about three months before you’ll notice a change. If you stop taking it, you’ll lose all the hair that was regained. While most men who take Propecia, about 90 percent, see a positive change it is not for everyone. Men who are fairly bald can’t expect Propecia to work well for them. Most men do not have any side effects when taking the drug. However, you should research fully to find out if Propecia is a good option for you.
The Cost: You can get a 90-day supply online for $185 plus shipping.
Laser Light Therapy
Many men and women who have thinning hair have opted for laser light therapy. Laser light therapy works by encouraging protein synthesis, which is needed for hair regeneration. It also stimulates blood flow in the area, which leads to better growth. Laser therapy is a good option for those who have noticed increased shedding. Also, if you want to maintain the hair you already have, and possibly have some regrowth. Some even get thicker hair after laser light use. Losing hair can be very frustrating. Men who experience balding usually have hairline recession. While women on the other hand, usually experience thinning on top of their heads. In the past, the go to treatment for hair loss was minoxidil and finasteride.
Low level laser therapy is a good, safe alternative to these treatments. Some Physicians prescribe laser light therapy in conjunction with hair transplant surgery. They believe that it can help with healing and speed up hair growth. Laser light therapy is administered by trained professionals in a salon, or even at home. Treatments are done two to three times a week. These treatments last 8 to 15 minutes, and can be administered through a head cap, a hand help comb, or brush. It is recommended that you also have scalp massages as they promote blood circulation. It is important to stay regular with treatments in order to see results.
Cost: One session is around $75, or one-year packages are around $1900.
The third hair treatment we’ll be talking about is cell therapy. It is also called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. This technique has been used for years in other cosmetic surgeries, but is fairly new to the hair restoration world. A centrifuge is used to separate platelets and proteins that help with healing, and then it’s placed on your scalp. This process increases the blood flow to the scalp.
In addition, it stops hair loss by reawakening dormant hairs. Cell therapy speeds the healing process when used as a treatment after hair transplant surgery. People have not been as weary of stem cells as they once were. This is because they found you can use bone marrow, umbilical cord cells, fat cells and skin cells to extract stem cells.
Cost: As a stand alone treatment it costs around $1200. $450 in combination with a hair transplant.
Scar-less Hair Transplants
The last treatment for hair loss we will talk about is hair transplants. Hair transplants are one of the best options for hair restoration. While it is the most expensive, it is also the most effective. Many men get uneasy about the thought of getting hair transplants, due to scarring. This can be avoided by what’s known as follicular unit extraction, or FUE. It takes more time and costs a bit more, but FUE is a very advanced surgery. Not only that but it is one of the most trusted surgeries in regard to hair restoration.
Follicular unit extraction is very popular among men who like to wear their hair short because there is no scar. The reason FUE takes longer is because each unit of hair is taken out one at a time, and transplanted one by one. As far as hair restoration treatments go, transplants are the best option by far. If you have the time and money, you should consider FUE above everything else.
Cost: Depends on the number of grafts. Each graft is around $7, and the average procedure is between 1600 and 2200 grafts.