What are my current options for hair regrowth?
Q: Martin from Princeton writes… Dear doc, I’m 27 years old and hair loss is becoming a problem. I don’t scars or pain. Are there any advances in the field that could actually regrow my hair?
A: Martin, today you have so many options to treat hair loss that we didn’t have 5 or 10 years ago. First, there are medications and vitamins that slow down hair loss.
The most important thing is to not wait and to begin treatment as soon as possible so that you don’t continue to lose precious hair. Next, non-invasive scalp treatments like PRP uses your own platelets and growth factors in your plasma to act as fertilize and stimulate your follicles for better hair growth. Treatments usually only take about an hour in the office and you can go back to work the same day. And finally advance hair restoration techniques like Neograft can transfer hair follicles from dense areas like the back of your head to fill up your receding hair line or other areas of hair loss one follicle at a time so that you don’t have any scar or visible signs of surgery when your done. Treatment usually take a full day and most people are back to work in a couple days.