Hair Loss & Solutions
There are many different treatments available for those suffering from hair loss. They way to decide on the best treatment for you will depend on your age, sex, the degree of hair loss you are experiencing and your expectations.
There is only one permanent solution to hair loss. This lasting hair loss treatment is called microscopic hair transplantation. This type of hair transplant is a great option for those experiencing hair loss who no longer wish to be a slave to medications and products or in whom medications have not worked, and desire a permanent solution to their hair loss troubles. The treatment is perfect for cases of hair loss in women and in men. The scientific term for this surgery is called stereoscopic follicular unit hair transplantation(FUT). The procedure replicates your natural hair growth. The way it works is a physician who specializes in the field of hair restoration replaces hair follicles that no longer produce hair one at a time with hair follicles from the healthy areas. Follicular unit hair transplantation is a procedure that has been available and perfected for many years, so if this is a consideration for you, be certain to find a Board Certified specialist to conduct the procedure. There are two ways to extract the donor hair from the back of the scalp: the “strip method” and the follicular-unit extraction method (FUE). Some patients are more suited for one technique than another and there are pros and cons for each. It’s important that your surgeon offers both types of hair transplantation so you can evaluate all options. Because of its demanding nature, need for additional staff and challenging microscopic techniques, not all surgeons offer this type of hair transplantation. Contact Pistone Hair Restoration to learn more about hair loss treatments.
There are several non-surgical methods of treating hair loss. Two medications, in particular, are available on the market today. Propecia is the name of the oral medicine that many doctors prescribe to treat hair loss in men. Also known as Finasteride, this oral medication is used to stop hair loss, as well as promote new hair growth, predominantly in the crown area of the scalp. It is less effective in the frontal area. The way it works is by reducing the amount of Dihydrotestosterone being available to the hair follicle. Dihydrotestosterone, commonly known as DHT, is the hormone that causes hair loss. Especially if hair loss is caught in the early stages, Propecia is often helpful in treating male pattern baldness.
The topical medication that treats hair loss is called Rogaine, also known as Minoxidil. Rogaine works to promote new hair growth and stopping hair loss, similar to Propecia. Minoxidil is available in a 2% strength for women,and a 5% strength for men. The medications work best when used together.
A combination of the different hair restoration techniques sometimes works most effectively. It is important to seek professional advice to come up with the best possible solution to your specific case. Everybody is prescribed a different formula according their specific situation. Contact Dr. Pistone today for a free consultation.