Thinning hair may be a natural part of growing older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept those changes as inevitable. At Schuster Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, Florida, both Steven Schuster, MD, and Daniel S. Kovacs, MD, FACS, offer hair transplantation treatments that can help. Schedule a consultation today to learn more. Online booking is one option, or can always call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff.
Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons, some of which are in your control and others that are not. Some examples include:
The most common cause of hair loss is the aging process. Both men and women can experience thinning hair.
Strip hair transplantation is an approach that transfers strips of follicular grafts from one area of your scalp and transplants them in the area where thinning is taking place. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, helping you remain comfortable from start to finish.
This approach requires suturing in the donor area to close your skin and facilitate healing. Strip hair transplantation is a good fit for those with high hairlines, male or female pattern baldness, or to correct the results of previous procedures. It can be a more affordable option than other types of transplantation and takes less time.
Another option is called follicular unit extraction, or FUE. This approach allows as many as 2,000 individual grafts to be performed in a single session. The first step is numbing your scalp before shaving a small area at the back of your head where you have thick hair.
Next, the FUE treatment platform uses pneumatic pressure to remove individual hair follicles from the donor area quite rapidly. Those follicles are then individually implanted in your scalp in the areas where additional hair growth is desired. A high percentage of those hairs will settle into their new location and begin to grow normally.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an exciting advancement in regenerative medicine and has exciting applications in hair growth treatments. PRP is a solution made from a small volume of your own blood.
Your platelets are isolated and then reintroduced to the plasma, which creates a powerful solution filled with growth factors. That solution is injected into your scalp in the areas where hair growth is desired. PRP also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce hair loss while promoting new growth.
Drug therapy can also help you achieve your hair growth goals. You can use these medications as a stand-alone approach or in conjunction with other treatments.
Schuster Plastic Surgery also offers the Capillus® Laser Cap, a light therapy system that delivers treatment through a cap worn on top of your head. This is an option you can use at home at your convenience.
If you’re tired of watching your hair grow thinner with every passing year, call Schuster Plastic Surgery, or use the online booking tool to set up a visit.