You have probably spotted an infomercial or internet ad at some point that said there was a miracle cure for hair loss that will give you that full head of hair just by buying one product. Unfortunately, this kind of media is misleading; people who have issues with hair loss often have multiple things happening within their body that is creating the issue at hand. Therefore, fixing the problem can sometimes require multiple therapeutic approaches.
While hair implants are considered an effective solution to restore hair for most people; it is always best if implants are paired with other therapeutic things to encourage hair growth. Here are a few things that may be included if you opt for a multi-therapy hair transplant procedure.
Low-Level Laser Caps
Low-level laser caps are thought to stimulate the hair follicles and enhance hair growth. These caps utilize low-strength lasers that have been integrated into a cap. The patient simply wears the cap on their head for a certain length of time as determined by their treating physician. The treatment may be done before or after hair implants are placed, and it may be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment for hair loss.
Topical Minoxidil Application
Minoxidil is one of the few over-the-counter medications that is actually FDA-approved as a topical agent to treat baldness. On its own, minoxidil application may not always be so effective. However, when combined with other therapeutic approaches, this medication can be more likely to stimulate hair growth. When combined with implants, the medication may potentially lead to fuller results. It is not at all uncommon for topical baldness medications to be used in conjunction with other treatment methods.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is used for a variety of ailments. This therapy involves using plasma that is enriched with blood cells to help stimulate hair regrowth processes. Patients may receive PRP therapy along with other types of treatments for hair loss, but it can be common for this therapeutic approach to be used along with hair implants to give the implants a more successful shot at growing properly. For individuals who have certain forms of alopecia, PRP therapy is most often a component in a multi-therapy hair transplant treatment plan.
Overall, there are numerous types of therapy designed to help people who have been dealing with hair loss. Reach out to a hair and skin care specialist for help.