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Comparing hair loss treatments with hair growth products to restore confidence


Hair Loss Treatments vs. Hair Growth Products

If you’ve experienced hair loss, you know treatment is not easy. There are a couple of options: try a hair growth product or start a hair restoration treatment. The decision you choose will depend on the stage of your hair loss. If you’re in the early stages, hair growth products work to prevent thinning hair. On the other hand, if you’ve experienced hair loss for a while, you should try hair restoration treatments to stop it dead in its tracks. Below are some options for both treatments and products.

Hair Loss Treatments 

1. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration Treatment

PRP is an excellent option for most types of hair loss. This simple treatment will improve hair density without surgery or any side effects. It involves a simple injection of your platelets into the scalp. PRP will help increase hair density because it:

  • Increases thickness
  • Triggers and maintains the hair growth phase
  • Controls the hair growth cycle
  • Decreases hair loss

Related: The Definitive Guide to Finding the Best Hair Loss Treatment

2. Laser Treatments

Laser treatment can be a good option for your hair loss because it is non-invasive and painless. The treatments work to increase hair strength and reduce inflammation in your hair follicles, which is one reason hair loss occurs. However, it’s important to note that this type of treatment doesn’t work for everyone.

Related: 6 Types of Hair Loss

3. Cortisone Shots 

These shots are currently the most common form of alopecia treatment. Cortisone shots work to block the hormonal activity that causes hair thinning through a simple injection directly into your scalp. Like other treatments, cortisone shots do not prevent new hair loss from developing.

Hair loss products can turn back time with your hair loss.

Hair Loss Products

1. Over-the-Counter Medication

There are several medications that you can buy over-the-counter. For example, Rogaine is an over-the-counter topical treatment that works to increase hair count. Although it may not work for everyone, nine out of 10 men and more than 80 percent of women saw an increase in their hair count after using it. 

2. Hair Loss Shampoos 

Many hair loss shampoos work to restore the appearance of hair thickness. Shampoos like Regenix ultimately aim to cleanse your hair of toxins that could inhibit hair growth. Again, it’s important to note that these products can’t stop hair loss in its tracks.

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3. Hair Loss Vitamins

Your hair needs many vitamins to be strong and healthy. Vitamins can work to increase your overall hair strength and encourage hair growth. However, vitamins can’t fix the root of the issue.

Overall, there is no cure for alopecia, only several treatment options. Hair loss treatments and products serve a different purpose. It’s always best to consult with your doctor or dermatologist to find out which option is best for you.

If you’re tired of suffering from hair loss, then find out if PRP treatment is for you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation for evaluation by Dr. Chung.  

We will tailor a personal treatment plan especially for you! Call Us at (808) 949-8346.