Around 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss at any given time. As aging progresses, the gap between men and women closes. Hair loss can be an extremely sensitive topic, and most people experiencing it wish they could find a solution.
At SLENT, with offices in Slidell, Hammond, and Mandeville, Louisiana, our team of medical experts provides hair restoration services to help you regain your hair and your confidence.
Dealing with hair loss
The most common type of hair loss, androgenic alopecia, happens to both men and women. Pattern baldness, as it’s also called, causes hair loss that creeps back from both temples, and can eventually encircle the scalp.
There are other types of hair loss, related to hormonal changes, medications (such as chemotherapy), and various vitamin or mineral deficiencies that cause hair to thin or become fragile.
Fortunately, there are several therapies for hair loss that can be used if common oral and topical treatments have failed to provide the desired results.
5 common treatments for hair loss
At SLENT, we offer multiple popular options for hair loss.
1. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) transplant
FUE depends on harvesting healthy hair follicles and transplanting them to areas of the scalp with thinning or lost hair. Typically, 1000-2000 grafts are required in total, depending on the stage of hair loss. Results can usually be seen in as little as six months from the date of the transplantation.
2. Scalp micropigmentation (SMP)
More of a cosmetic approach, SMP involves more or less tattooing the scalp to introduce pigment that mimics the appearance of hair. This is a popular choice for men and women who simply have thinning hair and want their scalp to not show through. It’s also a way to cover surgical or trauma scars where hair won’t grow back on the scalp.
3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
PRP helps boost the body’s own regenerative powers and can be used effectively on the scalp to encourage follicles to regrow new hairs and to thicken the hair shaft for stronger individual hairs. PRP can also be combined with other treatment options to maximize results.
4. Brow microblading
Microblading works similarly to SMP, but for the eyebrows, giving the impression that brows are lush and full by darkening the skin around and in between actual hairs. This yields instant results with no downtime.
5. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT)
LLLT uses low-level lasers to stimulate hair follicles and make them stay longer in their growth (anagen) phase. It can be used on its own, as a way to boost the efficiency of FUE, or with any of the other procedures we offer to make existing hair more robust.
Are you eager for the possibility of getting your hair back? Contact your nearest SLENT location today by phone, or schedule an appointment online.