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How Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Differs from a Hair Transplant

How Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Differs from a Hair Transplant

Hair loss affects tens of millions of men and women in the United States at any given time. If you’re one of them, you may wonder how to treat the balding, receding, or thinning hair you’ve seen in the mirror. 

Fortunately, the availability of a wide range of effective hair restoration solutions means that most hair loss cases are treatable nowadays. Determining which treatment approach is right for you depends on the nature, duration, and severity of your hair loss problem, as well as your personal goals and preferences.

As an aesthetic medicine expert who offers a full scope of hair restoration services at RVA Regenerative Wellness in Midlothian, Virginia, Jennylle Zanzi, FNP-C, and her skilled team know that it can be hard to make sense of your treatment options for hair loss. 

Here, Jennylle discusses the difference between non-surgical hair restoration and a hair transplant and the factors that determine the best approach. 

Understanding your hair loss diagnosis 

When you start losing more hair than the follicles on your scalp can replace through the normal growth-shed-rest cycle, you may notice emerging areas of baldness, a receding hairline, or overall thinning across your head. 

Before you can halt the hair loss process and promote hair regrowth, you must get to the bottom of your hair loss problem. Some of the many possible causes of hair loss include:

The most common cause of hair loss is family history. Known by the medical term androgenetic alopecia, an inherited problem also known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern hair loss.

Get to know your hair restoration options 

When hair loss is a symptom of a health condition or the side effect of a medication, treating the underlying disorder or switching to a different medication is often enough to stop the hair loss process and promote hair regrowth. 

But when hair loss is genetic, the treatment approach can make all the difference. Hair restoration solutions fall into two general categories:

Non-surgical hair restoration 

In the early stages of hair loss, hair restoration medications, and minimally invasive therapies can often halt the hair loss process and stimulate regrowth. These include:

Addressing hair loss early on means that medications and other non-surgical therapies have a greater chance of stopping the process and helping you regrow a fuller head of hair. 

Surgical hair transplantation

If hair restoration medications and therapies don’t work as effectively as desired, or your hair loss is advanced, a hair transplant may be the best option. This minimally invasive surgical procedure requires:

Our team at RVA Regenerative Wellness specializes in Direct Hair Implantation®, also known as the DHI hair transplant. This advanced technique uses a thin, hollow needle to loosen and remove individual hair follicles from the donor area, transplanting them one by one into the treatment area to restore a full head of natural-looking hair.

Choosing the right treatment approach 

When it comes to hair restoration, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Finding the best approach for you depends on what’s causing your hair loss, how advanced it is, and what might be making it worse (stress, smoking, poor nutrition). 

Often, a combination of treatments works best. For some, this may mean combining oral medication with microneedling and nutritional supplementation; for others, it may mean having a DHI hair transplant followed by follicle-nurturing PRP therapy.

Are you ready to stop hair loss and restore a full head of lush, healthy hair? We can help. Call or click online to schedule a visit at RVA Regenerative Wellness in Midlothian, Virginia, today.

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