While losing hair in other places on your body may not be as concerning, losing hair on your head definitely is for most people. The good news is that thanks to several advances in technology and in our field of dermatology, there are several treatments and procedures available to our patients at Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center that have shown to produce excellent results.
As a dermatologist in Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton who specializes in cosmetic skincare, the most popular and successful option Dr. Jason Green offers his patients is the Sunetics Hair Growth Laser. This non-invasive, low-level cold laser (meaning there is no heat being produced so you won’t experience any discomfort) penetrates deep into the scalp and reaches the base of the hair follicle. There, the laser stimulates hair follicles, heals them, and helps them regrow thick hair. The entire process may take up to a year, depending on the extent of the hair loss and how many treatments you need. But, before even considering this hair regrowth avenue, we have to discuss who is a candidate for hair growth treatments.
While we all lose about 100 strands of hair in a day, the ideal candidate is someone, male or female, who is losing much more than that and is considered to be at the beginning stages of hair loss. This means that baldness is starting to occur, but you haven’t completely lost all of your hair yet. Hair loss can be caused by several things, like suffering from male pattern baldness or if you are a woman who is experiencing hair loss after menopause. Heredity also plays a part in hair loss, so if it runs in your family, we may be able to help you too.
Some other ideal candidates just don’t feel comfortable with other hair growth options. Maybe they do not want to take medications like Propecia because of its possible side effects, don’t want to undergo hair transplant surgery, or hate needles, so the platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment isn’t something they are interested in.
At the other end of the spectrum, some patients have taken hair growth prescriptions that have not helped them, so this offers another option. You may also be a candidate if you had cancer and chemotherapy has caused hair loss, or have taken medications for other conditions that have caused the hair loss.
The FDA-approved Sunetics Hair Growth Laser can also be an option for you if you suffer from a medical ailment that has caused your hair loss for some reason or another.
At Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we are proud to be able to offer our patients a wide selection of the best skincare treatments and skin care products in the area. As a local Deerfield Beach dermatology practice, we are here to help you with your hair loss journey and get you on the right track towards healthier hair and a happier, confident new life. Contact our office today to schedule your first appointment so that together we can start regrowing your hair painlessly and in a stress-free and comfortable environment.