Fall is just about here and now’s the time to take advantage of our surgical or non-surgical hair restoration services at Look Natural Hair Restoration! Learn about our offerings below and contact us for a free consultation.
Surgical & Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Procedures:
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
FUE is a newer method of graft extraction, consisting of removing hair follicles individually with a biopsy type punch. The punches are very small -1mm. or less in diameter. The benefit of this procedure is that there are no incisions or scars as there is with an FUT procedure. However, the graft yield and growth rate are slightly lower than FUT. The average FUE procedure can usually harvest up to 2,000 grafts depending on severity of hair loss.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)
During FUT, the donor area is numbed with a local anesthetic and a strip of the scalp is removed from the back of the head. After the strip is separated into the individual grafts under a microscope, the hair follicles are then placed into the recipient sites that have been created using a small needle or scalpel. Although this is an older procedure, it is still considered the gold standard, yielding a higher number of grafts and a slightly higher growth rate. The average FUT procedure depends on the density of the donor area and hairstyle choice, but typically harvests approximately the same amount of grafts as an FUE procedure (2,000 grafts).
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Your blood is made of four main components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. PRP is created when most of the red blood cells and white blood cells are spun down in a centrifuge, and removed, thereby concentrating a patient’s platelets in one’s plasma. Injection of PRP increases blood flow, tissue regeneration at the site of injection and stimulates hair growth. When used alone, PRP injections can stimulate existing hair to grow thicker and quicker. When used in conjunction with hair transplantation, PRP injections can increase the graft survival rate and induce earlier growth. Patients typically require three PRP sessions in order to achieve maximal results.
Our office offers two different hair growth supplements that can be used in conjunction with a hair restoration procedure or on their own. Our surgeons recommend patients try a 90-day supply to start seeing maximal results:
These physician-grade supplements provide nutrients to the hair follicles to extend the hair growth cycle and support existing hair growth. Viviscal Professional utilizes AminoMar Marine complex so it may not be used by anyone who has a seafood allergy.
Stem-Kine improves hair health with unique properties suggested for patients undergoing PRP, hair transplant or patients who want healthier hair without surgery or injections. This supplement uses a proprietary heat-treated extract of Lactobacillus Fermentum and antioxidants astragalus root, goji berry & green tea. Stem-Kine stimulates a patient’s own bone marrow to create more of one’s own stem cells to speed up the hair growth process.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Our surgeons recommend Capillus shampoo and conditioner in order to keep your scalp healthy and clean! These products can be used alone or in conduction with supplements or a hair restoration procedure.
Capillus Laser Cap
Laser caps are a great way to restore your hair from the comfort of your own home! Laser caps use Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT), which safely exposes your hair follicles to low levels of red, or near-infrared, laser light, which increase the health of hair follicles and stimulates growth. LLLT has been FDA approved to not only stop hair loss, but to start new hair growth. The Capillus laser caps we offer are safe, effective, discreet, and only have to be worn for a brief amount of time each week.