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Hair Replacement Therapy


When people think of hair replacement therapy, they think of formulations like Rogaine, Monoxidil and Propecia, but hair replacement encompasses much more than just those drug therapies. It’s really a blanket term for all the products and treatments used to try to regrow or replace hair. Let’s look at the major types available.

Laser Therapy
Hair laser therapy can take on several forms.

  • The first is the use of laser light to stimulate the scalp area. The laser light is applied to the scalp in two ways – a comb or through an apparatus that looks like a salon hair dryer. This type of laser treatment is non-invasive – no surgery is involved.
  • But, there is also a laser locks therapy that grafts hair – this IS a surgical procedure so be sure you know which one is being offered.

Hair transplant therapy typically involves surgery.

  • Healthy locks follicles are harvested from a part of your head that still has growing hair and planted into bald spots in hope that the hair will “take” and grow in the new location. Because it takes thousands of hairs to cover the top of a man’s head, it takes thousands of incisions to remove each hair in one area and replant it in another. This type of treatment rearranges existing hair; it doesn’t create new hair. Since this is an actual surgical procedure, you need to go to a board certified plastic surgeon to receive the surgery. You may need multiple surgeries depending upon the severity of your hair loss. Hair transplant therapy is a good alternative only for people who have large areas of still actively growing hair on their heads.

Scalp “Stimulators”
Working in men as a DHT inhibitor, hair regrowth therapies can include treatments like Rogaine and Propecia.

  • Hair growth is facilitated by stimulating the scalp area and, if the treatment is successful, fine or tiny hairs should be seen within a few months. These fine hairs don’t often blossom into the thick healthy hair clients are looking for.
  • For women, hair regrowth therapy products work a little differently (women don’t have the hormone DHT so it doesn’t cause their hair loss), but basically, the bottom line is still the same – the scalp area is stimulated in hopes of causing hair regrowth.

Another locks replacement therapy is natural vitamins and minerals.

  • In a small number of people, locks loss is caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. For this lucky few, a “cure” for thinning or losing hair is as simple as taking some vitamin supplements.

Hair Replacement Systems

  • These are not a cure or regrowth miracle, but a great solution for that majority of people for whom the non-surgical therapies don’t work, who are not surgery candidates or who don’t want to endure the pain and risk of surgery.


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