If you’re experiencing hair loss and looking for a solution, hair restoration could be your answer. It can give you the hair you used to have or the head of hair you’ve always dreamed about. Before deciding to try hair restoration, though, it’s important to do your research. Here are the answers to some of the common questions that people have about hair restoration.

1. What are my Options?

The term “hair restoration” encompasses a wide variety of procedures suited to treat different levels and types of hair loss. Some treatment options aim to create the best environment on your scalp for hair growth, such as scalp treatment programs and laser/LED treatments. You can also choose a hair transplant, which is a surgical option. Non-surgical solutions such as Folligraft, Vituesse and Virtual Reality hair replacement are high-quality non-surgical skin grafts that are integrated with your existing hair. Finally, you can opt for less permanent options such as toppers, wigs, hair pieces and hair extensions. For more information on the different options of hair restoration and hair replacement, click here.

2. How Does it Work?

After visiting with a trichology specialist and completing a hair and scalp analysis you will be presented with hair loss solution options that best fit your needs and desires.  If you qualify for a scalp treatment and laser/LED program, you will start a program that creates the best environment for a healthy scalp and hair growth.  If you qualify for non- surgical hair replacement you will be able to leave a facility with a full head of hair. If you choose a hair transplant, a doctor will perform your surgery and your hair will be “transplanted” from the back of the head (donor area) to your thinning area while you are under anesthesia.

3. Will it Hurt?

Scalp treatments and laser/led treatments are painless. The laser is a “cool” laser and there is no thermal component.  Non-surgical hair replacement is non-invasive and painless.  With advancements in anesthesia and hair transplantation techniques pain is minimized.   A patients scalp will be sensitive for a few weeks.

4. Will it Look Fake?

Many people worry that hair systems hair replacement will look like a bad toupee. However, these non-surgical hair grafts are highly advanced and match your normal hair growth patterns, making it virtually undetectable. Additionally, these options can be any color, texture, length, or style that you’re looking for. When you get professional hair restoration, you will have a completely natural-looking head of hair.

5. Can I Stay Active?

If you have an active lifestyle, you might worry that certain hair restoration procedures are not an option for you. However, hair replacement techniques will not hold you back from any activities. Initially applied by a professional, these hair grafts become a part of you while playing sports, biking, swimming, and even riding a motorcycle. Hair restoration can greatly improve your appearance and your life, and it will never hold you back from your activities.

6. Can I Afford it

Many people losing their hair fear that the only solutions will be too costly for them to afford. However, hair restoration is surprisingly affordable. Our hair restoration specialists will work with you to choose the best option for you. We will help you find an option that will achieve your goals and work within your budget. If you’re losing your hair, there is an option that will work for you and your budget.

7. How Long Will it Take to See Results?

Depending on the procedure, there are different periods of time you’ll have to wait to achieve your desired results from hair restoration procedures. For scalp treatment options, it will take 4-6 months for you to see real hair regrowth. If you opt for surgery, it will take 6 months to 1 year to achieve your desired results. If you choose non-surgical hair replacement, you can see immediate results.

8. Am I a Candidate?

If you’re considering hair restoration, you might worry that you’re not the right candidate. However, hair restoration can work for anyone regardless of age, gender, or degree of hair loss. Because there are so many different options, there is an option to suit every degree of hair loss, from mild thinning to complete baldness. With advancements in hair restoration, living with hair loss is a choice.  You can take control of your appearance and live your life feeling good about your hair.