Technological advancements in hair restoration have resulted in minimally invasive procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis. Techniques are so advanced that the typical hair transplant patient is back to work the next day.
Minimally invasive hair transplant procedures can be complemented by non-surgical hair loss treatments to improve results. Some non-surgical solutions can also be used in the earliest stages of hair loss as a single therapy to slow or stop hair loss.
One of the most popular hair transplant techniques is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The technique has a faster recovery time when compared to the FUT technique, does not require stitches and the donor area appears unchanged within just a few days.
The tools and expertise required to perform the FUE technique however, have increased in complexity. Very few surgeons and hair restoration practices have mastered the procedure because the time and expense involved are extensive.
Survival of individual grafts using the FUE technique is completely dependent on the skill and experience of the surgeon and the surgical team. Surgeons who have not mastered the FUE technique can forfeit some of the grafts and end up reducing the amount of hair transplanted.
Results of a Bosley FUE hair restoration can begin to be seen after approximately 3 months with significant growth at around 6 months. The restored hair grows in the same fashion as native hair and will continue to grow naturally.
The minimally invasive FUE procedure can be complemented with non-surgical hair loss treatments including the Bosley LaserComb Elite®. This device has been proven effective in helping regrow hair for men and women experiencing progressive hair loss (androgenic alopecia). The Bosley Lasercomb Elite® can stimulate hair growth by revitalizing dormant hair follicles, as well as increase hair density and thickness.
In addition to surgical options, there are non-surgical options for treating hair loss. The Theradome™ Laser Helmet from Bosley is a wearable, clinical-strength device for the treatment of hair loss in men and women. This FDA cleared device is completely non-invasive and intended for use in the privacy of your own home.
The Bosley LaserComb Elite and Theradome Laser Helmet use low level light therapy (LLLT). Used consistently both devices can complement hair transplant surgery or help those in the earliest stages of hair loss.
Propecia® is a prescription drug for men only that inhibits the formation of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the principle cause of male-pattern baldness. Propecia was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is primarily for men in the early stages of hair loss or those who have had permanent hair restoration surgery and are looking to maintain their native, non-transplanted hair.
To learn more about minimally invasive hair transplantation and non-surgical hair loss treatments, schedule a no-obligation consultation with Bosley.
You’ll also receive a complimentary microscopic scalp and hair analysis, which provides insight into your level of hair loss and donor hair availability.