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hair transplant vs hair restoration

Tired of hair thinning and balding? Want to restore a full head of luscious locks without a hair transplant or grafting procedure? You’re in luck! Men and women who are living with hair loss are benefiting from non-surgical alternatives to hair transplant procedures like PRP (platelet rich plasma) and mesotherapy injections that help regrow hair. Could these non-surgical solutions be right for your needs?

Hair Transplant vs Hair Restoration

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that usually involves grafting active hair follicles into areas of the scalp that no longer grow hair. The procedure is invasive, time consuming, and expensive.

Hair restoration, on the other hand, covers a range of non-surgical treatments. After a series of treatments, sometimes combined with home products, inactive hair follicles are stimulated to start growing hair again. These treatments are less invasive. Appointments are much shorter, don’t require surgery, and are much less costly than hair transplant procedures.

Both hair transplant procedures and hair restoration treatments are suitable for men and women. At Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, we provide non-surgical hair restoration treatments to help both male and female patients regrow their own hair. Let’s explore the two treatments we provide to stimulate hair regrowth: PRP (platelet rich plasma) and mesotherapy.

PRP Hair Restoration

Unlike the surgical transplantation procedure, hair restoration with PRP involves a nonsurgical procedure that is scar-free. The platelet-rich plasma process begins by withdrawing a small sample of your blood. This is performed in the same way that any blood draw would be performed in a lab. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge, separating the PRP from the rest of the blood.

PRP is a highly concentrated, natural solution containing factors that stimulate healthy cellular growth. When injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates inactive hair follicles, triggering hair growth. There is no downtime associated with PRP hair restoration.

prp hair restoration before and after photos

PRP Hair Restoration Results

During the first few months following the PRP hair restoration procedure, you can begin to see new growth in the treated areas. The growth begins below the surface of the follicle, so it could take several weeks to recognize new growth. Over the course of a few weeks and months, the existing hair will become thicker and more visible. Unlike hair transplant surgery, multiple non-surgical treatments are often required to see the full benefit. Results will vary, and treatment can be combined with hair growth vitamins, such as our Viviscal supplements, for better results.

hair regrowth without hair transplant surgery

Mesotherapy Hair Restoration

Mesotherapy is another exciting addition to the hair loss treatments offered at Lasky Aesthetics in Los Angeles. It is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat hair loss caused by inflammation, reduced nutrients in the hair follicle and DHT, which is produced by an excess amount of testosterone. The Mesotherapy treatment administers nutrients and anti-inflammatory drugs through shallow injections of a 1 mm depth into the scalp. This also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen and encourages new levels of health in the follicles and scalp.

Mesotherapy Hair Restoration Results

Mesotherapy hair loss treatment is designed to meet unique needs, and your personalized injected compound will be made with nutrients and pharmaceutical ingredients based on the results found from your scalp, follicle and health analysis. This is a very effective solution for hair loss. For example, 90 to 92 percent of male and female patients who have utilized the Mesotherapy hair loss treatment have achieved 50 percent higher success rates than Minoxidil (Rogaine). The treatment stops current hair loss while stimulating the production of new hair. A noticeable improvement is experienced within just a few months.

Is FUE Hair Transplant Right for Me?

While we all hope we’re good candidates for non-surgical treatments, sometimes a surgical procedure will provide better results. We often recommend surgical procedures only when absolutely necessary and can refer you to a hair transplant specialist in these cases.

Most young patients who have just noticed their hair is thinning aren’t good candidates for a hair transplant. The FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique requires that hair loss be significant prior to the procedure. For this reason, older patients or patients with significant hair loss are good candidates for FUE. There are some heavy downsides to the procedure, however. One is the preparation for surgery. Prior to a FUE hair transplant, you’re required to shave your head; this gives the surgeon better access to the donor area. Most female patients are not comfortable with this requirement.

Hair transplant procedures are surgeries. They require downtime and carry risk of side-effects. While hair transplant surgeries often provide excellent results, recovery can be painful and costly. Patients will often miss work during the healing process. While waiting for hair to regrow, patients often feel like they must hide away or cover up. The surgery itself is also very expensive.

Comparing Results: Hair Transplant vs Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Treatments

Both surgical hair transplant procedures and non-surgical hair restoration treatments provide excellent results. Hair regrowth looks natural once the process is completed. The difference between surgical and non-surgical is the procedure itself, the downtime associated with it, and how you look during your recovery process. Depending on your lifestyle and the extent of your hair loss, a hair transplant may make more sense for you. However, you don’t have to have surgery to see amazing results. In fact, you can discreetly regrow your hair without any downtime and for a much lower financial investment with non-surgical hair restoration treatments available at the Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Los Angeles.

Schedule a Consultation for Hair Restoration in Los Angeles at Lasky Aesthetics

At Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Los Angeles, we understand that each patient's hair loss needs are unique and require a personalized treatment. Contact us for a consultation and find out if PRP hair restoration or mesotherapy are right for your hair restoration needs.

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New protocols for office visits View Update

New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
  2. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  3. Do not bring someone else with you to your appointment. They will not be able to enter the office and wait for you. The only exceptions are for those who require medical assistance or translation assistance. Additionally, please do not bring any pets to the office with you.
  4. The day before your appointment, as in the past, you will be called to confirm your appointment. During that call you will be asked if you have any symptoms like fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste. You will also be asked if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or have been traveling on a commercial airplane within the last 2 weeks.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office from your car. A staff member will either tell you to come up to the office at that time or will ask you to wait in your car until they text you to come up. Before entering the front door of the office, you will be met by a staff member who will take your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer to be sure you don’t have a fever. They will again ask you if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You will be given a mask if you don’t have one, as well as hand sanitizer since you touched the doorknob to enter the office. We will stagger appointments so that on the day of your treatment, you will not interact with any other patients.
  6. You will be taken directly to an exam room which has been cleaned and disinfected just prior to your arrival. There are also air filtration machines installed in each exam room which sterilize the air.
  7. Our medical assistants, who will be wearing N95 masks and protective eye shields, will take your history and prepare you for your visit. You will be asked to sign a new COVID-19 consent form in addition to any of the usual consent forms you may be used to.
  8. After your treatment, you will check out while in the exam room and any products you purchase will be brought to you. If you give us your credit card information the day before your appointment, we can handle the checkout without physically touching your card.
  9. Please try to make your follow up appointments during your office visit. With new scheduling changes and staggered appointments, last minute appointments may be difficult to schedule.