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Hair Restoration Options

We can categorize hair loss solutions as non-surgical hair growth treatment (Propecia, Lasercomb for example) and surgical hair restoration. For people suffering from hereditary hair loss, there is unfortunately no hair loss cure. In such cases, medication like Propecia or Rogaine and even the Lasercomb may work to an extent as hair growth remedies, by slowing down the progression of thinning and baldness. For early stages of thinning, these hair loss solutions can help regrow some hair as well, but they will not fully restore the hair and hairline that have been lost. The only proven effective solution to genetic hair loss is hair transplantation. It works by restoring lost hairlines and hairs.

While surgical hair transplantation is the only permanent and the most significant receding hairline treatment, these other hair loss solutions can help in your fight against hair loss.

Surgical hair transplantation

Surgical hair transplantation involves transplanting hair follicles from one area of the head (called the donor area) to another (the recipient area). Most causes of hair loss may be traced to the hormone DHT. In hair transplantation, DHT-resistant follicles are removed from the scalp and artfully placed in thinning areas on the top and front of the head. Our patients find there are many benefits of hair transplantation over other treatment options. You may also wish to see the steps involved in a Bosley hair replacement procedure.

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Bosley LaserComb® Elite

The Bosley LaserComb® Elite is the only FDA-approved medical device that emits controlled laser energy to stimulate hair follicles and promote re-growth. Although the LaserComb is not a hair loss cure, it is an ideal treatment for individuals with very early-stage hair loss where hair restoration surgery is not indicated. Although it is not intended to treat advanced hair loss, the Bosley LaserComb® Elite may be used either on pre-operative and/or post-operative patients to improve the results of hair restoration surgery. You can purchase the Bosley LaserComb® Elite online from the Bosley Store.

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Bosley Professional Strength

Bosley Professional Strength is a complete system to help prevent hair loss and restore thinning hair – in 5 simple daily steps. Offered in Men's and Women's formulations, Bosley Professional Strength contains ingredients that nourish and invigorate the scalp and hair, creating the perfect environment for the growth of thick, healthy hair. Bosley Professional Strength for Men, including the FDA approved 5% Minoxidil solution, comes in a complete 6-month treatment kit and is available only through your Bosley counselor. Significant growth typically occurs in 4-6 months, and consistent compliance is required to maintain the most positive results.

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Prescription Propecia®

Propecia® is an FDA-approved tablet taken once a day, available by prescription only. Propecia works to inhibit the formation of the DHT hormone that weakens hair and halts its growth. Propecia is not a balding cure, and is not approved for use by women. Propecia must be taken on an on-going basis to maintain its benefit. You can get more information on Propecia during a Bosley consultation.

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