What Treatments Are Available for Hair Restoration?


May 15, 2017

There are many treatments available today for hair restoration and here at Utah Hair MD, we pride ourselves on offering multiple cutting edge options for our patients suffering from hair loss.

What Treatments Are Available for Hair Restoration?

Here at Utah Hair MD, we have everything from prescription medications that reduce the rate of hair loss, or even in some cases, help the hair to come back, to surgical techniques. The main stay of pharmacologics are finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, and minoxidil, or Rogaine. Both of those medications have a huge body of research in their favor showing they help to prevent hair loss and can even help people to grow more hair.

A recent technology is platelet-rich plasma, and that’s a fairly new technology but it really has a lot research behind it with showing a lot of promise. And then we get into the surgical techniques where we’re transplanting hair. And that’s where we’re taking hair from the back, dividing it into individual units, and moving it to the front.

There are two basic methods that are used. The strip method, where we take a strip of hair an cut it into individual hair follicles and transplant them. Or the FUE method, or follicular unit extraction, where an area of the back of the head is shaved and individual follicles are removed one at a time and then transplanted to the front.

How Popular Are Hair Restoration Procedures?

Hair restoration procedures are becoming increasingly popular. Partly because of increased visibility or publicity of hair transplant techniques. Also there’s been a huge amount of technology that has kind of revolutionized this field.

Why Is There Less Stigma Attached with Hair Transplant Surgery?

I think hair transplant surgery is just like any other cosmetic procedures. Botox and fillers used to have a stigma against them, facelifts used to have a stigma against them. But there’s just a lot more education out there. There’s more resources online about hair transplant surgery. There are natural techniques and natural results so that reduces a lot of stigma. When someone can get a procedure done that doesn’t look like they had a procedure done, then it’s very attractive to potential patients.

For more information on hair transplant surgery, call (801)776-2220 or contact us HERE.

 

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This post was written by Jenny Yergensen

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