Let’s Talk About Hair Loss: Everything You Need to Know About Hair Restoration at Athré Facial Aesthetics
Hair loss can affect anyone—a man or a woman, young or old. But you don’t have to live with thinning hair or baldness any longer. With Hair restoration at Athré Facial Aesthetics, you can not only rejuvenate your hair, but your confidence as well.
Women Lose Their Hair Just as Much as Men
It’s not talked about much, but women experience hair loss and baldness just like men do. Females actually make up a significant portion of hair-loss sufferers in the U.S. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a whopping 40 percent of women have a noticeable loss in hair by age 40.
Out with the Old
No doubt you’ve seen the commercials for the latest and greatest solution to all of your hair-loss problems. From the creams, shampoos, sprays, and pills that will miraculously return your hair to all its former glory, to the plugs, implants, attachments, toupees, and wigs that fill in and cover up a balding scalp, chances are you’ve thought about trying one or more of them in an effort to curtail your hair loss. But it’s pretty obvious that many of these so-called remedies don’t really do anything to address hair loss at all.
In with the New
Fortunately, the days of those frivolous hair treatments are behind us. With the advancement of restoration techniques, you can achieve real results that are natural.
- Non-surgical– Despite the onslaught of quick fixes seen on TV, there actually is a number of medical, non-surgical approaches out there that are effective. Most of these over-the-counter and prescription products, like Rogaine®, Propecia, and Viviscal™, can work to halt any further thinning or loss and even regrow some lost strands, giving you a fuller and healthier looking head of hair.
But there’s a new trend in hair restoration that uses platelet-rich plasma. Commonly referred to as PRP, this substance is a concentrated form of your own plasma that’s packed with beneficial platelets, which are vital to your body’s natural wound-healing process. These platelets contain growth factors that have been shown to stimulate tissue regeneration and repair. Treatments with PRP can work to enhance the thickness, boost the growing environment for thinning hair, and improve the overall health of your hair. Hair restoration with PRP can help to fight pattern baldness, scalp baldness, spot baldness, as well as fine or reduced hairs of the eyebrows or beard.
- Surgical – Then there’s the surgical option. Dr. Athré specializes in a technique called follicular unit transplantation (FUT). This procedure is basically the relocation of hair follicles from one part of your scalp, where hair grows abundantly, to another spot on your head that is lacking. To do this, a strip of hair will be harvested, usually from the back of the head, and surgically placed in the problem area. Or Dr. Athré may pursue follicular unit extraction (FUE). This technique transfers the follicles one by one—a better choice in certain situations.
These restorative approaches are performed as in-office procedures that only require mild sedation. The surgeries are so tolerable that patients can go back to work or their regular routine the next day if they so choose. Within a few months, you’ll start to notice your own hair growing on its own. This process can be very rewarding for those who haven’t had success with other forms of hair restoration.
Your Best Option
The first step to restoring your hair is a personal consultation with Dr. Athré. During this one-on-one session, you will discuss your needs and goals for hair restoration. Dr. Athré will carefully evaluate the current condition of your hair and then will present you with a tailored plan to best address your unique situation: either a medical, non-surgical approach, a surgical remedy, or a combination of the two. Keep in mind that no matter which method you choose, the hair restoration process can take some time.
Hair Restoration in Houston at Athré Facial Plastics
Let Dr. Athré restore your hair as well as your confidence. If you’re in the Houston, Woodlands, Katy, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, and Tanglewood areas and would like to learn more about this procedure, please contact our office at (281) 557-3223, or click the button below to request a free consultation.