Losing your hair can seem devastating because it is often one of the first signs of aging – and you feel like everyone notices it. It may not be a health issue per se, but hair loss can take a toll on your self-confidence.
With so many products on the market today claiming to restore hair to its full volume, you may be wondering which ones really work to combat hair loss. And if they do, whether they’ll work for you.
A skilled hair restoration doctor can evaluate your situation and help you find the right treatment that will work for you. Let’s talk about two of the most effective conservative (nonsurgical) hair restoration treatments that have been proven to reverse hair loss for thousands of men and women.
What Medication Works for Hair Restoration?
The most popular type of nonsurgical hair restoration involves the use of hair restoration medications, particularly Rogaine and Propecia. Both of these medicines slow the progression of hair loss or hair thinning, and they can even reverse hair loss.
Whereas Rogaine works for both men and women, Propecia is only for men and is only available through a doctor’s prescription; women and children should not touch or handle Propecia.
Rogaine stimulates new hair growth and boosts the growth phase of the hair cycle. Propecia, on the other hand, inhibits the development of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that limits follicle growth and thereby causes hair loss in men.
With either of these two medications, you should begin to see results as quickly as three months after beginning the treatment.
Home-Based Low-Level Laser Therapy Treatment for Hair Loss
In the past, you would have needed to go to the doctor for regular low-level laser therapy (LLLT) sessions. There are now home-unit LLLT devices that can stimulate hair growth in a safe and noninvasive way. You wear the device for 20 minutes each time, three times per day, and it works to restore lost hair by stimulating follicular activity. Plus, it can fit underneath a hat – so no one will know!
When it comes to treating hair loss, rarely will a doctor recommend a standalone treatment. For instance, LLLT treatment works particularly well in combination with hair restoration medication such as Propecia or Rogaine. And if you have been recommended to have hair transplant surgery, you will most likely be recommended LLLT after the procedure in order to stimulate the successful growth of the hair transplants.
Hair Restoration Physician in Kansas City and Des Moines
Here at Darling Hair Restoration, we offer the most effective hair loss treatments available today. Come in for a full medical evaluation, and Dr. Darling will determine the cause of your hair loss and will recommend a treatment that works for you.
No two patients are alike, and we will develop a unique approach for you. Whether you prefer the noninvasive laser therapy or would be open to injection-based treatment, or whether you actually need a full hair transplant, we know how to give you the look you want.
To schedule a consultation, call Darling Hair Restoration today at (816) 792-3400 or fill out our appointment request form now. Let us help you reverse your hair loss and give you back that youthful style!