Hair Loss Treatment Options
Bosley Hair Transplantation Patient Jared H.
“I really noticed my hair loss when I definitely turned 25 and it was kind of funny, I did start to laugh, like, ‘Hey, I really am losing my hair.’ Then it really got serious, so I really started to look and research different places that could help me out, and all the roads led me to Bosley, which I’m very pleased about.” – Jared H.
Hair Loss Treatment Options
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There are two main types of hair loss treatment options—surgical and non-surgical. Non-surgical hair loss treatments include options like Propecia or Lasercomb. Surgical hair restoration can be performed by a Bosley physician as either a follicular unit transfer (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair restoration.
For those suffering from hereditary hair loss, there is unfortunately no hair loss cure. In such cases, medication like Propecia, Rogaine and even the Lasercomb may help to slow down the progression of hair thinning and baldness. For early stages of hair thinning, these hair loss solutions can help regrow some hair, but they will not fully restore the hair and hairline that have been lost.
The only proven, permanent solution to genetic hair loss is hair transplantation. It works by surgically restoring hair from the donor area to the recipient (thinning) area.
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.
Follicular Unit Extraction
The Bosley Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplantation technique in which follicular unit grafts (hair follicles) are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and then individually transplanted to the recipient (thinning) area.
The grafts are removed using a precision tool and then placed in the recipient area. There is no linear scar and no stitches are required, so your donor area will be minimally noticeable within just a few days.
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.
Theradome™ Laser Helmet
The Theradome™ Laser Helmet is an over-the-counter FDA cleared wearable clinical-strength therapy device for the treatment of hair-loss. It is non-invasive, and is intended for use in the privacy and convenience of one’s own home. The Theradome™ Laser Helmet uses Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) as an effective treatment in hair loss, and has been proven to slow down and stop hair loss, to strengthen hair by doubling follicle size and to regrow new, healthy hair via cellular rejuvenation. Read more on the Theradome Laser Helmet.
Bosley HairMax Laser Band
Stimulating hair growth has never been easier, faster or more sophisticated. Featuring 82 medical grade lasers, the HairMax LaserBand provides a super-fast 90 second treatment. The LaserBand’s unique curved design and exclusive hair parting teeth provide optimal delivery of nourishing laser light to energize your hair follicles and regrow your hair!
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.
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.