Hereditary-pattern hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss. It is not a disease, but a natural condition caused by acombination of genetics, hormone levels, and the aging process. Although commonly thought of as a problem mostly in men, it is also prevalent in women. In fact, more than 1 in 4 women will experience hereditary hair thinning.
There are surgical and non-surgical steps you can take to restore thicker, more beautiful hair. Not everyone will respond to a single type of treatment, therefore a combination approach to thinning hair is often recommended. Since hereditary-pattern hair loss is an ongoing process, maintenance of therapy is required to sustain results.
Minoxidil (Rogaine): has been clinically proven to reinvigorate thinning hair follicles. When used daily, this over-the-counter topical product can help prevent miniaturization of the hair follicles, resulting in fuller, thicker hair.
Hair Supplements: Although once thought to deliver questionable results, today’s most advanced hair supplements have clinically tested ingredients to combat the underlying causes of thinning hair. Taken daily, less hair shedding is typically seen after 2-3 months. However, not all hair supplements are the same and some contain fish-derived proteins so be sure to discuss recommendations and allergies with your dermatologist.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) harnesses the power of the body’s natural restorative potential to add fullness and volume to thinning hair. Platelets in the blood contain growth factors that can energize cellular activity within the hair follicle to promote the proliferation of thicker, healthier-looking hair. Best performed in a series of treatments, PRP injections typically produce noticeable results in 2-3 months.
ARTAS® robotic hair transplant: The pinnacle of hair restoration techniques, ARTAS® robotic hair transplantation is the most precise, accurate, and reproducible method of hair transplantation available. Dermatology and Cosmetic Physicians is proud to be Wisconsins exclusive provider of the most effective hair transplant method. Dr Steffes’s skills in hairline design combined with the precision of the robot results in confidence inspiring hair restoration. Your path to a more confident self starts with a thorough consultation with Dr. Steffes to determine the cause of your hair loss and discuss the most appropriate treatment option that meets your specific needs and desires. If hair transplantation is the best option for you, our expert team will guide you through the process, delivering natural looking, confidence inspiring results.