Hair Restoration Treatments: What Really Works?

Upset middle aged man with alopecia looking at mirror There are several ways in which we can take great care of our hair so it looks shiny and healthy. None of them can make an impact on hair loss, though. If you’re noticing areas of thinning or balding, chances are you’re looking for some type of solution. Here, we discuss what’s out there and how the different hair loss treatments might stack up.

Laser Treatment for Hair Restoration

Various laser devices claim to correct hair loss by stimulating blood flow to the area where thinning or balding has occurred. In one review of previous studies, researchers did find data suggesting that laser treatments may increase the diameter of individual hairs. At the same time, researchers also offered a word of caution, stating that “some studies included have a relationship with industry.” To be deemed reputable and reliable, device manufacturers should conduct multiple studies and be open to discernment about the validity of their product.

Hair Loss Products

Medical hair loss treatments have been around for long enough to see that they work. They do work. Rogaine®, for example, is a topical hair restoration treatment that, when used as directed, has been found to enlarge individual hair follicles. It is also believed that this product may lengthen the active phase of the hair growth cycle. Efficient? Yes. Long-term solution? Maybe not. If you stopped using Rogaine, or other products like Propecia®, your hair growth cycle would revert back to its inconsistent ways.

FUE Hair Transplant Treatment

Hair transplant surgery is not new. However, outdated hair transplant technique involves the removal of strips of tissue from the back of the scalp. Effective? Yes. Comfortable and cosmetically ideal? Not a chance. At West End Hair Restoration, we use the FUE method of hair restoration. More precisely, we use the FDA-cleared NeoGraft follicular unit harvesting and implantation system.

Naturally, hair follicles, described as individual follicular units, are very small and grow in an irregular pattern. With respect to these natural characteristics, the NeoGraft hair transplant process harvests micro-grafts of 1 to 4 hairs in one specimen.

There are multiple benefits to the NeoGraft FUE hair transplant method, including comfort, shorter recovery period, and more natural-looking results. If you are ready to begin your exploration of this hair restoration treatment, contact us today. West End Hair Restoration serves Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland with services that can address male pattern baldness, female hair loss, facial hair loss, and FTM gender affirmation.

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