Medical Treatments to Stimulate Hair Growth
If age and genetics have affected the thickness and quality of your hair, you are not alone. Hereditary hair loss affects the majority of both men and women by age 50, making it one of the most common and frustrating effects of aging.
While a cure for hair loss has yet to be discovered, stimulating hair growth with modern medical treatments can successfully combat hereditary hair loss for some patients. At Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center, we offer all manners of FDA-approved hair loss methods, including the latest in medical treatments and hair transplantation surgery.
Hereditary Hair Loss
Hereditary hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is caused by the gradual and systematic depletion of healthy hair follicles on the scalp. While it affects men and women differently, it can eventually lead to noticeably thinner hair, a sparse or receded hairline, or even complete baldness.
Research on androgenetic alopecia is still ongoing, but studies have narrowed down the cause of hair loss to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT can affect and inhibit the natural growth cycle of hair follicles. Modern hair restoration options focus on either blocking the effects of DHT, providing nutrients to the hair follicles or transplanting healthy follicles to balding areas of the scalp.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a new and promising hair loss treatment that has been shown to stimulate hair growth. PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood at the start of the procedure by separating the nutrients and growth factors from the blood cells in a centrifuge. This nutrient-rich serum is injected into the areas of the scalp that have been affected by hair loss, stimulating growth and activity in the hair follicles.
At Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center, we also perform microneedling on our patients’ scalps during PRP Therapy to induce the body’s natural wound response. This automatic mechanism of the body increases production of collagen in the targeted area and floods the scalp with helpful growth factors that can aid in hair restoration. Combining PRP Therapy with microneedling creates a two-pronged hair loss approach that can provide effective results when performed regularly every three to four months.
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is another promising hair loss treatment that has been increasing in popularity recently. LLLT utilizes red-light lasers to stimulate and warm the scalp, promoting blood flow and encouraging hair growth. LLLT is an FDA-approved procedure, but studies are still underway to determine its efficiency. Dr. Arocha recommends LLLT to his patients interested in a comprehensive hair restoration approach that ensures they target hair loss with every tool possible. Most patients who use LLLT on a regular basis notice a positive impact on their hair’s thickness.
If you would like to receive the latest in hair restoration treatments to stimulate hair growth, then call Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center today at 713-526-HAIR or 713-526-4247 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Arocha will perform a complimentary in-person evaluation of the state of your hair and determine which methods are optimal to provide you with satisfying results.