OAK BROOK, Ill., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether your hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness, stress or another trigger, the result is generally the same – you don't feel like yourself anymore and that feeling impacts every aspect of your life. The good news? There are more options than ever before to treat hair loss.
"As soon as you notice hair loss, the most important thing you can do is take charge," says Dr. Arthur Katona, the founder of RESTORE and the doctor who performed former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher's hair restoration. "Talk to a doctor about your treatment options and make a plan. The sooner you start doing something about your hair loss, the higher your potential to keep more hair in the long term."
Dr. Katona, who has treated more than 10,000 patients in the last 20 years, says that there are a variety of non-surgical and surgical hair restoration treatments available for men. Non-surgical treatments often work best in the early stages of hair loss; some of the most popular options include:
- A topical, over-the-counter treatment like Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo or Minoxidil lotion can help. Alpecin has been shown to halt hair loss while Minoxidil promotes hair regrowth while it is used.
- Finasteride, which is available in a tablet format through a private prescription, can significantly halt hair loss and improve hair regrowth while it is used.
- Laser therapy is another option for those with early signs of hair loss; lasers have been shown to promote hair regrowth if used regularly, as long as the therapy is consistently used.
- For a temporary solution some men opt to try hair weaves or extensions.
For a more permanent solution, a hair transplant procedure like Follicular Unit Extraction (F.U.E.) is often the most effective route. F.U.E., for example, delivers natural, lasting results using state-of-the-art technology, without scarring or a lengthy recovery period. Through this outpatient procedure, your doctor will use precise equipment to safely and comfortably remove hair follicles from the back of the head one at a time. Each follicle is then implanted into the balding areas to regrow. Signs of a procedure are virtually undetectable after a few weeks, with new hair growth within three to six months.
If you want to go the permanent route, a consultation is the first step to determine if you're a good candidate for a permanent solution and, if so, which procedure will work best for you.
"The bottom line is that men don't have to be bald anymore," Katona says. "Taking the first step can be tough, but having an honest conversation with your doctor can really set in motion a life changing experience."
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, RESTORE by Katona is transforming how people think about and approach hair restoration. A pioneer in Follicular Unit Extraction (F.U.E.), the RESTORE team has perfected the use of precise methods and instruments to treat more than 10,000 patients worldwide with a 99.9 percent satisfaction rate. For more information, visit www.restorehair.com or follow the team on Facebook or Twitter.
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