Hair Restoration

Definition - What does Hair Restoration mean?

Hair restoration is a term used to refer to the treatment of hair loss, like pattern boldness, a receding hairline or hair loss caused by illness or aging. Hair restoration treatments can be either surgical on non-surgical. Surgical hair restoration entails hair transplantation, while non-surgical hair restoration entails low level laser therapy, use of medication, and microneedling.

TheConsultation explains Hair Restoration

Hair restoration can be both surgical and non-surgical. Surgical hair restoration entails a cosmetic surgery procedure called a follicular unit transplantation. This procedure involves the surgical harvesting of hair follicles from the part of the patient’s scalp rich with hair, and transplanting their own hair to a part of the scalp which is balding. When it comes to non-surgical hair restoration techniques, these include the use of low level laser therapy, various hair growth inducing medication, or microneedling.

Lower level laser therapy is the usage of so-called cold lasers, which use red and near infra-red light to promote follicular cell growth by energizing the cells. In form of medication, there are currently two FDA approved options available: minoxidil and finasteride. This medication is used to battle male pattern-baldness.

Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment during which tiny wounds are inflicted on the scalp, and the healing process stimulates the production of new cells which carry healthy hair follicles.

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