The first sign of male pattern baldness – a receding hairline – can be caused by a variety of factors, from age to hormonal changes. Whatever the reason for your waning hairline, you’ll want to nip it in the bud as early as possible to achieve optimal results.
Modern technology has made many outstanding advancements in hair restoration. As a result, there are many treatments and techniques to help slow down hair loss and help those floundering follicles flourish.
Your first step is putting down the baseball cap and picking up the phone to schedule a consultation with a hair restoration specialist. Below are several reasons why there’s never been a better time than now.
Medications for Hair Loss
Living a healthy lifestyle – complete with a well-balanced diet – is essential to maintaining as much hair as possible. However, hair loss can often be out of our control due to genetics, so even the healthiest diet won’t stop a certain amount of hair loss.
Therefore, FDA-approved drugs such as finasteride have been touted for their ability to act similarly to a “fertilizer,” priming the scalp to regrow hair more effectively. The main downside to taking these types of prescriptions is that they’re a lifetime commitment, so any new hair growth will disappear if you discontinue use. Plus, they come with some troubling side effects, which can include impotency.
Laser Therapy for Hair Treatment
Laser light therapy may sound like a futuristic concept from a sci-fi movie, but this hair-growth technology has gained popularity for its ability to stimulate sluggish follicles. Certain wavelengths of light, including both laser and LED, are absorbed into the skin – thus strengthening the scalp’s cells and expanding hair follicles, which allows your hair to grow back.
Those looking for a quick fix should steer clear of this technique, as it requires patience. In order to see results, it may require up to six months of using the device for 20-25 minutes each day. Treatments such as this are offered in many physicians’ offices, but they can also can be utilized at home via a convenient helmet.
Hair Transplants to Replace Hair
While diet, medications, and newfangled light therapies all have their benefits, it is hair transplants that have stood the test of time as a long-term solution to receding hairlines. And much like other sectors of medicine and cosmetic surgery, hair transplants have experienced great advancements in recent years.
One prime example of this is the advent of the FDA-approved ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration system. This physician-assisted follicular unit transplant (FUT) procedure has the benefit of robotic precision, being guided by the surgeon’s hands but without the slightest amount of shake.
Harnessing microsurgical blades, your physician will make multiple miniscule incisions – new plots for hairs that are harvested from fuller areas of your scalp (such as the sides and back of your head). The newly transplanted follicles will thrive as they would have in their original locales.
The FUT mode of hair restoration is celebrated for its natural-looking results and short recuperation period.
While the procedure can be a bit expensive, it goes beyond merely masking the problem – rather, it offers the possibility of a lifetime of envy-worthy locks. Prior to your surgery, your physician can map out your desired results using 3-D photograph-based simulation.
Hair Restoration Surgeon in New Jersey
Dr. Louis Iorio of Iorio Hair Restoration is a premier provider of ARTAS. An expert in male hair restoration, he’ll work with you to design an individualized plan based on your unique needs. It’s time to reclaim your self-confidence!
For more information and to schedule a consultation, call us at (732) 780-9191 for the Colts Neck location, or (732) 458-7400 to reach the Brick location. You can also fill out our easy online appointment request form here. We look forward to helping you love what you see in the mirror again.