As we age, our hormone levels change and we naturally experience some level of hair loss. Many men and women also experience premature hair loss, which can occur due to factors such as genetics, stress, medications or pregnancy.
Hair loss is an extremely common concern that can cause insecurity and deeply affect self-confidence. If you’re struggling with hair loss, know that you’re not alone! By the age of 35, approximately 66% of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss, while 40% of women have visible hair loss before they turn 50.
Many men and women turn to hair loss medications like Rogaine and Propecia or a surgical procedure called a hair transplant to help them treat the appearance of a receding hairline or bald patches.
Hair loss medications aim to slow hair loss or encourage new hair growth, but they can often have negative side-effects such as darkening of body hair, irritation and dermatitis of the scalp, and have even been known to negatively affect libido. The potential side effects deter many people who then feel like they have no other options to treat their hair loss.
A hair transplant involves grafting areas of hair-producing skin onto areas where the patient experiences balding.Have you ever considered lasers as an option for treating hair loss and balding? Laser hair restoration, an alternative hair growth treatment for balding, is non-invasive and requires no downtime. The hair loss treatment itself takes place over the course of several sessions and produces gradual, natural results. This is a more cost effective option than taking the surgical route and is much easier and less painful. Laser hair restoration stimulates the hair follicles at the root, causing the hair to regrow faster than other hair restoration methods. Laser hair restoration is a treatment that doctors often recommend as a follow-up to hair transplant surgery because it effectively stimulates hair growth.
During a laser hair restoration treatment, concentrated laser light is used to stimulate dormant hair follicles. This procedure improves blood circulation to the scalp, triggering the activation of dormant hair follicle cells and leading to the natural regrowth of hair.
Laser hair restoration treatment requires multiple sessions, often starting with 4-6 initial treatment sessions spaced approximately 2-4 weeks apart. The treatment plan is customized based on the condition of your skin and hair, so the treatment schedule may vary. Most people start to see results in the first few months of treatment, which is extremely encouraging if you’ve been struggling with bald patches, a receding hairline or male pattern baldness for a long time.
Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and try laser hair restoration, you may be wondering what to expect at your first appointment. Every treatment plan should start with a consultation so that your laser technician can examine your hair and skin to determine the best course of action. The number of treatments you require will depend on your starting point. The treatment itself is easy, relatively quick, and non-invasive. Your laser technician will use a topical numbing cream on the treatment area so that you don’t have to worry about feeling any discomfort. The process of treating the area with the laser takes only about 45 minutes. Once you’ve finished your appointment, you can move on with your day with no downtime required.
After treatment, it’s normal to experience some mild effects such as pinkness, a tight or swollen feeling, and some possible skin flaking. Since any after effects are incredibly mild, it’s very easy to incorporate this hair loss treatment into your day-to-day life – nobody will be the wiser!
You Derma offers laser hair restoration services in Ottawa using our top-of-the-line Clarion Fotona laser. We chose the Fotona laser because it is known for its effectiveness with all skin tones and hair types. This makes it extremely versatile and able to treat clients of all skin tones, while other laser machines are only effective at treating clients with a high degree of contrast between their hair colour and skin tone. The Fotona machine makes laser hair restoration services comfortable and virtually pain-free.
We all have things we feel self-conscious about, and hair loss is a common insecurity that people face. Know that you’re not alone! Luckily, laser hair restoration is a great non-invasive treatment option for addressing hair loss to help you enjoy a fuller head of hair in as little as a few months’ time.
If you’re ready to get started and looking for a hair loss treatment in Ottawa, book your laser hair restoration appointment at the You Derma clinic today.