Often, men lose hair as a natural part of the aging process. Most of what happens is due to testosterone’s impact on the follicles. However, patients don’t need to simply “accept” their hair loss if they don’t want to. Fortunately, there are several ways to treat it. If you’re interested in hair restoration Connecticut, read on.
Originally developed as a blood pressure medication, minoxidil was discovered to preserve male hair. After this, it wasn’t long before the compound’s inventors rebranded their medication. After a thorough review, the US FDA approved topical minoxidil for the use of hair loss in men and women. Today it is one of only two such FDA-approved medications.
In the world of hair loss, finasteride is one of a kind. It’s the most effective pill used for hair restoration available. It works by reducing the level of the DHT hormone responsible for causing the hair loss in genetically susceptible patients. Since finasteride reduces the body’s amount of DHT, it slows the hair loss process. It, like minoxidil, has been approved for use by the US FDA.
FUE Hair Transplants
Follicular unit extraction is one approach to hair transplants. Even though it’s not as reliable as the FUT procedure, it’s still relatively effective. During an FUE procedure, small punch tools are used to individually remove strong, permanent hair follicles from the donor area. These follicles are then transplanted, one-by-one, to the bald and thinning regions.
FUT Hair Transplants
For most patients, the FUT process is more effective. It’s the gold standard when it comes to hair transplantation. During FUT, a small sliver of hair-bearing skin is removed from the donor region. It is closed up using sutures or staples. The sliver, or “strip,” is then placed under high-powered microscopes where it is dissected down into the individual hair follicles. These follicles are then placed into the bald and thinning regions.
Feller & Bloxham Medical offers a variety of hair restoration services in Connecticut. Visit us at our website at fellermedical.com to learn more.