WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR MALE HAIR LOSS?
ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration is the best treatment for male hair loss. This state-of-the-art procedure provides permanent and natural-looking results without the pain, complications, or downtime of surgical options. This physician-assisted technology offers speed and accuracy that is unrivaled by handheld techniques.
Do you know a man who is losing his hair — and his confidence? Two-thirds of American men will have a noticeable amount of hair loss by age 35, and many will begin to bald before they reach 21.
There are hundreds of products and treatments that promise to stop or prevent hair loss. You may wonder which of these options are helpful and which are just a waste of money. Today, our team of trusted plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh, PA, will give you an overview of the most effective hair loss solutions currently available. Our goal is to help you discover the best treatment option for you or your loved one.
Certain lifestyle choices can impact hair loss. For example, some men who suffer from male pattern baldness may consider quitting smoking, reducing daily stress, getting more sleep, and eating a balanced diet. Others may visit their doctors to see if their hair loss is caused by an underlying medical condition.
Over the years, many home remedies for hair loss have emerged. Everything from peppermint oil to biotin to onion juice has been used. Drinking an extra cup of green tea each day (another common herbal remedy!) is certainly safe, simple, and affordable. Unfortunately, none of these treatments are confirmed to improve hair regrowth.
Is the secret to a head of healthy hair hiding in a bottle? Not exactly. Topical treatments, such as Rogaine, can be effective — but only under limited circumstances. This treatment works best for men under 40 who have recently begun to lose their hair. It will not bring back any lost locks, however, and if a man stops using the treatment, his hair will soon start falling out again.
Hair Loss Medications
The most popular medication for thinning hair is Finasteride. This once-a-day pill slows or stops hair loss in 90% of men, and about two-thirds of Finasteride users will regrow some hair. Unfortunately, users must continue to take this medication, or they will begin to lose hair again. This medication can also cause side effects, including erectile dysfunction.
Low-level laser therapy targets the scalp’s tissues. Its laser stimulates hair follicles and theoretically encourages the growth of hair. This procedure is completely painless and non-invasive, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. Additionally, laser treatment may require several sessions per week, taking place over multiple months.
Why Do Most Men Lose Hair From the Top of Their Head?
As men age, the hair follicles at the top and front of their head may become sensitive to the hormone DHT. The hair in these areas will thin, recede, and stop growing entirely. The hair on the back and sides of the head, however, are resistant to DHT.
Hair transplantation procedures, like the three listed below, will transfer this healthy hair to balding areas, restoring the patient’s full head of hair.
Follicular Unit Transplant
During Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), the surgeon will remove a wide strip of tissue from the back of the patient’s scalp. Then, the physician will select healthy grafts from this section of scalp and transplant them into the thinning areas. Though the results are permanent and natural-looking, this surgery is painful and requires weeks of downtime. It also leaves a long scar across the back of the head.
NeoGraft™ Hair Transplants
NeoGraft™ Hair Transplants are significantly less invasive than FUT while offering the same great results. First, the physician will numb the patient’s donor area, which is located along the back and sides of the head. They will then gently remove hair follicles via the NeoGraft™ handheld device, a motorized vacuum unit. Finally, the surgeon will transplant the follicles into the thinning area. Patients only experience a day or two of downtime after the NeoGraft™ procedure.
ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration
ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration improves upon NeoGraft™ Hair Transplants and similar options. During a patient’s consultation, their physician will create a customized hairline using a 3D model. Then, on the day of the procedure, ARTAS Artificial Intelligence™ algorithms will identify prime hair that can be safely transplanted to the thinning areas. This advanced, physician-assisted system offers speed and accuracy that no human hand can match.
No sutures, no scalpels, no scars, little downtime, and incredible results. That’s why ARTAS™ is the best treatment for male hair loss.
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Our cosmetic surgeons in Pittsburgh, PA, are currently offering both NeoGraft™ and ARTAS™ Robotic Hair Restoration. Call 724-264-3608 to schedule a consultation for you or someone you care about!