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Laser Hair Therapy ExplainedLosing your hair can be a bit scary, but there are effective therapies to promote regrowth and restoration. One of the best approaches to restoring hair is laser therapy, which can produce results in 60 days. You can see less thinning, more and faster growth, greater texture and better color. Since hair moves through distinct cycles, it is believed laser therapy stimulates the anagen phase, which is when hair grows. While there is increased hair thinning in the initial stage of laser therapy, this is a sign the treatment is working, and you will soon see thicker, healthier hair.
Typical Response to Laser TherapyThe treatment typically produces the following results, which may vary depending on the individual.
From the beginning of treatment through week six, you may experience an improved scalp condition with less itching and reduced hair loss. Hair is shinier and easier to manage.
At week eight, about 45 percent of those undergoing treatment will begin to experience hair regrowth. If you fall into this group, your present hair will feel thicker, and you will see new, fine hairs growing on the scalp.
Between weeks eight and 12, another 45 percent of patients will see the full benefits of laser therapy. At this point, your hair loss has stopped, regrowth is progressing well, and the entire head of hair looks fuller and healthier.
While the majority of people who receive laser treatment will see all the benefits by 12 weeks, it is not unusual for others to need a longer time period to see results. It should be noted that seeing hair growth on the very top of the head is difficult, and you may need a stylist or another person to help you assess progress. In addition, you may not get the result that you expected, but if your scalp feels better and your hair quality improves, then laser therapy has had a positive effect for you.
If you are interested in laser therapy, please us for a consultation and to explore your options for thinning hair.
Many people who want to regain their youthful skin, regrow hair or make skin imperfections disappear are hesitant to try chemical and surgical procedures because of the risks and possible side effects. A new and effective treatment commonly called a "vampire facelift" may be the natural and non-surgical answer for all of these problems. The procedure uses micro-needles to inject the platelet-rich plasma from blood into the skin to correct a variety of conditions.
What Is PRP?Platelet-rich plasma is a substance that the body produces naturally. To obtain the plasma and platelets, a technician draws a small amount of the patient's blood and places it in a sterile tube. The tube is spun in centrifugal motion to separate the blood's components. The result is a concentrated amount of plasma that has a high number of platelets or PRP. This is used to inject into problem areas.
How Do PRP Treatments Work?The platelets are the reason why this treatment works. Platelets naturally help tissue regenerate cells and repair itself. When PRP is injected into different areas of the skin, it fuels the growth of collagen. This is a substance that helps promote elasticity and smoothness in the skin. These actions are responsible for reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and other skin imperfections. Platelet-rich blood also helps regenerate hair growth. People who are losing their hair and want to regrow it without spending thousands on transplants or risk using chemicals can benefit from this natural treatment.
Who Should Use PRP Treatments?People who have scars from cuts, acne scars, stretch marks, thinning hair or skin that has lost its youthful appearance may benefit from PRP treatments. A specialist can recommend a personalized treatment plan that matches each person's individual needs. Since the treatment does not involve the use of chemicals or minor surgery, its recovery time is very short. Most people return to their normal activities the next day. The procedure only takes a matter of minutes to complete. Repeat sessions may be spaced a month or two apart depending on the individual and the specialist's recommendations.
To learn more about restoring youthful skin, regenerating hair growth or reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks, contact us to discuss an affordable treatment plan with one of our specialists.
Todd McCarty, M.D. is a leading board certified, fellowship trained weight loss surgeon with an aesthetic background located in Dallas, Texas. For Dr. McCarty, the overall treatment goal is medical and surgical weight loss as well as aesthetics to improve the face and body, as well as achieve something deeper and more far-reaching that elusive quality of self-esteem and positive self-image. As Dr. McCarty explained, “We use extensive clinical experience and innovation to deliver the latest advances in weight loss and aesthetics and have a wide range of treatments available in both of our locations.” McCarty Weight Loss Center and Wellness and Lakewood Aesthetics are two dedicated facilities to bring out the best possible enhancement in appearance and rejuvenation.