Choosing the best hair loss treatment makes a difference in the quality of your restoration. There are several options available. Dr. Marcelo Antunes is a leader in hair restoration technology. While he always recommends an in-person consultation to determine which is right for you, we are happy to provide some relevant information to help you make an educated decision.
The best way to fight hair loss is to treat it early. Several effective solutions are available to keep your hair follicles healthy and infuse life into follicles that have become tired or inactive.
- PRP Hair Restoration: Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, is an infusion that concentrates the innate healing power and growth factors of your own blood. PRP injections into your scalp can restore blood flow and regenerate dying follicles to halt hair loss and restore a more youthful head of hair before follicles go dormant. PRP hair restoration is effective during the early stages of hair loss but rarely can bring long-inactive follicles back to life.
- PRP + ACell: ACell is a revolutionary protein complex that facilitates your body’s ability to regenerate and repair at a cellular level. When ACell is combined with PRP and applied to your scalp, the infusion of nutrients and cellular growth factors can have a remarkable effect, maximizing the results available from PRP hair restoration therapy.
- Light Therapy: Light therapy is a scientifically advanced and non-invasive technology to stimulate the regeneration and repair of hair follicles. This treatment is painless and has no recovery time, but it requires multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. It is an excellent choice for those experiencing the early stages of hair loss and needs to infuse more life into their hair.
- Nutrition and Medication: There are several effective methods to improve your hair health from the inside out, using oral supplements and medication. At Face Austin, we have found 82F and 82M Formulas, Finasteride, Minoxidil, and Nutrafol to be effective. We could recommend these treatments, depending on your unique condition and which other biological factors may be contributing to your hair loss.
Moderate and severe hair loss
If your hair has loss has already progressed, and there is no longer an effective way to bring the follicles on your scalp back to life, there are several solutions still available to you:
FUE Hair Transplant
A FUE hair transplant is an advanced technique where we harvest individual follicular units from a donor area on the back of your scalp. The follicles are then transplanted into carefully designed locations to restore healthy hair growth to sites that have thinned or gone bald. It has the advantage of being minimally invasive and virtually no scarring.
FUT Hair Transplant
An FUT hair transplant is the traditional strip harvesting method where a donor area is surgically excised from your scalp and used to place many grafts for comprehensive hair restoration. It is the ideal technique for those with severe hair loss and those who wear a longer hairstyle.
Even if you do not have enough hair on the back of your scalp for a hair transplant, hope is not lost. Scalp micropigmentation can create the look of a fuller head of hair using advanced tattoo-like techniques to camouflage bald areas. Micropigmentation is an excellent solution for individuals with shorter hair who want a more youthful look without transplants.
We are here to help
For a comprehensive analysis and real, personal help determining which hair restoration solution is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antunes where you can get all your questions answered so you can make an educated decision!