Many men these days have decided to fight back against hair loss. Thankfully, the hair plugs of the 1980s are no longer used, and new advances in replacement surgery deliver more natural-looking results. The hair restoration industry now has methods to slow down hair loss, so that people can preserve their natural hair longer and delay hair replacement surgery.
Many men begin losing their hair around age 30, and some in their late teens and 20s. It is these younger patients who benefit the most from hair restoration, as surgery to restore hair cannot be done until progression of male pattern baldness slows and stabilizes.
Hair Restoration Methods
While nonsurgical hair restoration techniques can result in new hair, the process is mostly used to slow down hair loss and preserve what’s there.
Vitamin and mineral supplements – including biotin (a B-complex vitamin that repairs hair protein infrastructure), vitamins C and A, selenium, folic acid, and zinc – can improve the quality of hair and increase growth.
Hair Care Products
A number of hair care products are designed to increase hair growth and improve the quality of hair. Together with taking supplements, these special shampoos, conditioners, and scalp treatments can slow the progression of baldness.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Some newer treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have been effective in those with hair loss. PRP injections with concentrated platelets and plasma from a patient can be used to regenerate hair growth on the scalp.
A hair restoration doctor has the patient’s blood drawn, which goes through a process of red blood cell removal. Then the product is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. This concentrate is then injected at various points around a person’s scalp to trigger new hair growth. The PRP injections can be done separately to slow the onset of hair loss, or in conjunction with a surgical transplant to expedite healing.
Hair Restoration Expertise in New Jersey
Before you decide to get surgical treatment for hair loss, your doctor may advise you to wait for its progression to stop and stabilize. Dr. Louis Iorio is a board-certified surgeon specializing in hair restoration and transplant. He can answer your questions about hair loss and help you determine what treatments will give you the best outcome.
Regain your self-confidence and turn the clock back on your hair loss! Call us at Iorio Hair Restoration in New Jersey at (732) 780-9191, or request a consultation online.