Providing Effective, Convenient Non-surgical Hair Loss Treatment
Many women and men experience a thinning hairline and bald spots at some point in their lives. Fortunately, with recent innovations in hair loss therapy, there are some effective non-surgical options that can restore a youthful head of hair. Dr. Richard Moore offers advanced hair loss treatment for women and men at his St. Louis, MO, clinic. Contact us today to learn more.
Your Hair Restoration Experience
In early stages of hair loss, you may notice:
- There is more hair on your pillow in the morning
- Your hair breaks off easily when you brush it, or pull your fingers through it
- Your hair feels thinner and more fragile
- Your hairline is moving farther back
- You have bald spots that are growing in size
There are a number of ways to address hair loss without undergoing an invasive hair transplant procedure. Women respond especially well to non-surgical therapies, since the male hormone DHT is not a factor in women’s hair loss.
Your advanced hair restoration experience begins with a complimentary consultation with Dr. Moore. He will take photographs of your head and hair to establish a baseline for treatment. He will also measure your hair density in a given area to help formulate your individualized treatment plan. By gathering this information and defining your goals, he can help you choose a therapy that gives you thicker, healthier hair in a matter of months.
Laser Light Therapy
Applying a specific wavelength of laser light to the scalp can stimulate new hair growth. Unfortunately, many forms of laser light therapy are cumbersome. Laser combs require patients to comb their hair for 20 minutes a day, every day. Moving your hand over your head for that long can be tedious, and finding twenty minutes a day to spend combing your hair can be difficult. Other treatments involve sitting under a device at the doctor's office for 20 to 30 minutes, two times a week, for months. Who has the time to visit their doctor’s office so frequently?
We offer a much more convenient solution: the laser cap. The cap allows you to go about your everyday life while receiving laser hair restoration treatment. The device is an actual hat (or a helmet, in some cases) that you can wear in the comfort of your own home. Because it is battery operated, you can relax, do housework, or anything else you choose during treatment.
Laser light stimulates hair regrowth by increasing blood flow to your scalp. This delivers more nutrients to the hair follicles, enhancing the caliber of your hair and increasing the rate and speed of hair growth. Treatment also stimulates cellular processes that improve pigmentation, giving you richer color and less gray.
In four to 18 weeks, laser cap patients can expect to see a decrease in hair loss. Reversal of thinning hair will become noticeable at 18 to 26 weeks. At 26 weeks up to a year, new follicles will grow in, creating a more robust head of hair. In fact, patients generally experience an increase of 20 to 30% in their number of hair follicles.
Effective Topical Therapy
Formula 82M is another effective and convenient treatment that can give you a noticeably fuller head of hair in six to 12 months. Offered only through prescription, Formula 82M harnesses compounds proven to thicken hair. The solution is a non-irritating, stable base that is easy to apply. You simply massage 20 to 30 drops into your scalp twice a day. Many patients choose this topical treatment over others on the market because it produces better results and is more comfortable to use.
PRP: Harnessing Your Body’s Own Healing Power
For years, doctors have used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment to expedite healing following bone grafting and other surgeries. Today, this treatment has proven effective in helping patients regrow hair. Treatment begins by taking a simple blood sample. We process the sample to achieve a concentration of your body's natural growth factors, or PRP. Next, we apply a local numbing cream or administer topical injections to the treatment area. Finally, we inject the PRP.
This convenient process takes about an hour, and requires no downtime. Most patients report seeing results in just two months. Some of our patients choose to have two or three sessions over the course of several months for enhanced results. We can combine PRP with stem cell treatment to improve results. During a consultation, we will determine which approach is right for you.
Contact Us Today
If you are ready to confront hair loss with the most advanced treatments available, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation.