Getting back to normal after hair loss can be a big challenge, but it's not impossible. There are many different treatment options available to you, and as time goes on, new and innovative treatments become available. If you're hoping to see 2020 out with thicker, fuller hair, here are a few tips on choosing the right hair restoration treatments for you.
Start with a diagnosis
It's impossible to treat hair loss properly unless you know the underlying reason behind it. Hair loss could be from a number of factors, including genetics, hormones, stress, malnutrition, or simply aging. Without knowing the cause, you could choose a treatment that actually thins your hair more. Your best bet is to see your doctor, and follow up by making an appointment with a hair loss specialist for recommendations.
If someone promises you treatment without looking at your medical records, avoid them at all costs. No one can safely treat hair loss without knowing the underlying cause of it.
Know your treatment options
There are actually a number of treatment options available to people suffering from hair loss, but most of them are narrowed down to the health problems that cause the hair loss in the first place. There are many different creams and medications available, most of which are designed to increase blood flow to the scalp and stimulate growth there. Other options include:
- Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP Therapy
In PRP therapy, your blood is taken and the platelet rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood. This PRP is then injected into your scalp, where it may trigger new hair growth. It can take a while for you to see results from this, usually about 4-6 months.
- Laser Therapy
A painless method of treatment is to have laser therapy on your scalp. There are even laser combs available you can use at home 3 times a week to try to help stimulate growth on your own. The thinking is that the low level laser light stimulates blood flow to the area, increasing growth.
- Hair Transplants
Of course, if you want to walk out of the clinic looking and feeling better, a hair transplant is probably your best option. Hair transplants don't grow new hair—you'll still have exactly as much hair as you did before—but it will disperse your follicles more evenly over your head.
These options work for many different kinds of hair loss, but if your hair loss is from an underlying medical condition, that condition will need to be addressed. Ask your doctor about hormone levels, diet, stress, and other factors to try and rule out any causes that may be behind your thinning hair. If your hair is due to hormones or steroids, a medical plan may help you get thicker fuller hair better than treatments that target the symptoms.
Hair loss treatment requires you, your doctor, and your hair loss clinic to work together to give you a healthy head of hair again. It's possible, and 2020 is the year to do it in. Give the hair loss experts at HRC Dayton a call to get started right away.