A common symptom of getting older, hair loss or thinning can occur in both men and women to various degrees. This unfortunate condition can cause embarrassment and confidence issues for those experiencing it. At the first signs of balding, it is important to see a doctor right away as hair loss isn’t always natural and could be a sign of a deeper issue. Once it is determined that increasing baldness is just a part of your genetic makeup, it is time to take action to correct it. Luckily for those in the Charlotte area, our office offers a variety of hair restoration options.
1. Hair Transplantation
Hair transplantation has come a long way in recent years, and there are numerous options that work to reduce scarring and stimulate natural hair growth.
- NeoGraft® FUE technology takes follicles from an area of the head with dense hair growth and implants them in an area that is thinning or experiencing hair loss. This is a minimally invasive procedure that results in no linear scarring and a fuller, more natural head of hair.
- ARTAS™ robotic hair restoration also moves healthy follicles from one area of the scalp to the other but utilizes robotic technology to carefully select and implant follicles, leaving the donor area looking just as full and natural as before. The use of this highly advanced machine reduces downtime, scarring, and the potential for human error.
2. PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy is when platelet-rich plasma is taken from the blood, purified, and is then injected into the scalp to boost collagen production and promote hair growth by stimulating the follicles. Since the plasma is native to the body, there is little risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
3. LED Red Light Therapy
LED red light therapy is a non-invasive treatment where infrared light is applied to the patient’s scalp in order to stimulate growth. The light energy works to increase blood flow and circulation around the follicles. Many people choose this option due to the ease of treatment, pain-free procedure, and lack of downtime needed in recovery. LED red light therapy can also be combined with other treatments if desired.
4. Topicals and Prescriptions
If you are in the early stages of hair loss, topicals and prescriptions could work to slow the progression or even stop it completely. Both Rogaine®, a common topical treatment, and Propecia®, an oral medication, were specifically formulated to treat hair loss and thinning hair. Talk to your doctor about these medications to see if they apply to your situation.
To find out which hair restoration procedure is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Carolina Age Management Institute serves Huntersville and the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.