How Do Hair Transplant Specialists Treat Hair Loss in Women and Men

The reason behind excessive hair loss and the location of hair-loss may be different in men and women. A hair-transplant specialist will find out the cause of hair-loss in order to determine the correct method of treatment. The following methods of treatment are used by a specialist.

Medications:

The finasteride and minoxidil have been found be effective in slowing down the loss of hair. Therefore, a hair-transplant specialist may use these medications to treat the hair-loss problem if it seems necessary. The finasteride is suitable for men and minoxidil is can be used by both men and women.

Laser Hair Treatment:

A specially built device is used for the LLLT (low-level laser therapy). The energy emitted by the low-intensity laser pulses stimulates the cell metabolism and encourage damaged cells to repair themselves.

Microneedling

A specialist dermatologist uses medical-grade rollers fitted with 200 needles which are evenly distributed in eight rows. The length of the needles may be up to 1.5-mm. The repeated use of the roller in different directions creates tiny pinpoints on the scalp. The objective is to stimulate the papillae and activate the body’s natural defence mechanism to heal the wounds. The stimulated hair follicles may generate new hair in the process.

Mesotherapy

During this non-surgical treatment procedure, a specialist dermatologist is going to inject a concoction of medicines, vitamins, solutions for hair growth and growth factors (group of proteins) in small doses. The objective is to improve the microcirculation of the scalp and provide the scalp with sufficient nutrients in order to trigger the growth of new hair.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Therapy

In this non-surgical method of treatment for hair-loss, a specialist dermatologist draws blood from a patient in order to obtain the plasma which is re-injected into the area of treatment. It strengthens the hair follicles and stimulates the growth of hair alongside rejuvenating the skin.

Hair Transplant

In this surgical procedure, tiny hair follicles are extracted from a part of the scalp which has been mapped by a hair-transplant specialist before the procedure. The follicles may be extracted individually (FUE procedure) or a strip of skin containing follicles may be excised (FUT procedure).