Categories: Hair Loss3.7 min read

By: Anderson Center for Hair


Spotlight on Promising Hair Loss Treatments: What’s New in the Industry?

Hair loss can be a frustrating and challenging experience for both men and women. According to the American Hair Loss Association, around 85% of men will experience hair thinning by the age of 50, and up to 40% of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.

Although there is still no known cure for hair loss, the hair restoration industry is consistently evolving, offering new and exciting treatments for those with hair loss.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is one of the innovative solutions that has been hailed as one of the most exciting hair loss treatments on the market. Stem cell therapy has been used for a variety of conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and even hair loss. This treatment involves taking adipose tissue (fat) from the patient’s body, isolating the stem cells, and injecting them back into the scalp. This process is believed to activate dormant hair follicles, leading to significant hair growth. Stem cell therapy is still in its infancy, and more rigorous clinical trials are needed. However, the initial results have been promising.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is another popular hair loss treatment that is gaining increasing attention in the industry. This treatment involves the use of low-level laser light to stimulate hair growth. Laser therapy is completely non-invasive and has zero side effects, which makes it a popular choice among those with hair loss. Studies have shown that laser therapy can increase hair density, promote hair growth, and improve hair thickness. The laser light energizes the hair follicles, leading to significant hair growth. Laser therapy should be used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments, such as topical medications.

Topical Medications

Topical medications are a popular option for those suffering from hair loss. The most commonly used topical medication is Minoxidil, which was initially developed to treat high blood pressure. Minoxidil, when applied to the scalp, can reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth. The medication is applied topically twice a day, and the results can usually be seen after a few months of use. Finasteride is another medication that is used to stop hair loss. This medication has been proven to be effective in slowing down hair loss, but it is only available for men.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is another promising treatment for hair loss, which has gained significant popularity in the industry. PRP therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from the patient’s body, separating the platelets, and injecting them back into the scalp. The platelets contain growth factors that encourage hair growth. The injected platelets heal the hair follicles leading to regenerated hair growth. PRP therapy is a safe and non-invasive procedure, but it does require repeated treatments to maintain hair growth.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant surgery is the most advanced and permanent solution for hair loss. It involves transplanting hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, and the patient can return to regular activities within a week. Hair transplant surgery is a highly effective treatment for hair loss, providing permanent hair growth. With new advancements in technology, hair transplant surgery has become more accessible and less invasive, leading to more natural-looking results.

The two types of hair transplant surgery are follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUT, also known as “strip harvesting” or “linear surgery,” is a long-standing technique in hair restoration that removes a strip of your scalp from the back of the head, from which individual hair follicles are then carefully harvested, dissected, trimmed, and transplanted to the areas of need. FUE, on the other hand, is a method of harvesting hair for a hair restoration surgery where individual hair follicles are removed one at a time from the donor area.

Which Treatment is Right for You?

The hair loss industry is consistently evolving. With new advancements in technology, we now have access to more promising solutions than ever before. From stem cell therapy to laser therapy, PRP therapy to Minoxidil and Finasteride, and hair transplant surgery, there are several treatments available to help you regrow your hair.

If you’re struggling with hair loss, consult with one of our highly regarded hair surgeons to help determine which treatment is best for you. We have been specializing in hair transplant surgery since 2003. Take charge of your hair loss journey and regain your confidence today.