People are often reluctant to seek treatment for hair loss because they believe nothing can be done. That isn’t always the case. Depending upon what is causing you to lose your hair, there may be various treatment options, such as hair transplant procedures or PRP therapy, which can completely stop, or at least dramatically slow down, your hair loss.
The following is a look at some of the treatment options that may be recommended to help stop or slow down hair loss.
Non-Surgical Medical Methods
The first step to stopping or slowing down hair loss is to improve the health of the hair that remains. Various non-surgical treatment options are designed to restore the health of your hair.
Some of the non-surgical treatment options that may be recommended include:
- Low level light therapy
- PRP therapy
- Oral medication
- Supplements that contain additional vitamins, minerals, or proteins
When you undergo non-surgical treatment, the goal is to slow down your hair loss by making the existing hair healthier. The treatment is designed to take the once frail, brittle hair and make it stronger, fuller, and healthier.
Surgical Hair Transplant Treatment Options for Hair Loss
Surgical hair loss treatment is often recommended when the bulb at the end of the hair follicles has been so damaged that it cannot be repaired. The hair will not be able to grow back no matter what type of treatment is administered when the bulb of the hair follicles has been damaged.
Even though the hair follicles are damaged, there are still treatment options that can give you the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, and strip harvesting are the two most popular surgical options for extensive hair loss.
Which Treatment Option is Right for You?
In most cases, doctors and surgeons will often take a two-step approach to hair loss. This two-step approach involves first starting with non-surgical medical treatment options. Once the existing hair is healthier and stronger, the doctor will move on to a surgical treatment option if necessary. Surgical hair loss treatment is not always required as non-surgical treatment may be enough to give you thicker, fuller hair.
When it comes to hair loss, every case is different. The treatment that works for one individual may not work for another. Visiting a doctor who has extensive experience and knowledge of hair loss can help you find a treatment option that will slow down or stop your hair loss.
If you live in Paramus, New Jersey area, consider scheduling a consultation at Contemporary Hair Transplant. The board-certified surgeons at Contemporary Hair Transplant will assess your individual case and provide you with personalized treatment options that may include PRP therapy, FUE, and strip harvesting. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.