Hair Restoration in Boca Raton, FL
Located in Boca Raton, and serving the residents of West Palm Beach and all of South Florida, Sanctuary Medical Center offers treatment for hair restoration to restore the look and feel of their hair as well as enhance their appearance.
When referring to hair restoration, it is the practice of stabilizing or slowing hair loss in men and women. There are several treatments for hair restoration used by physicians use several surgical and non-surgical methods to help achieve patients’ goals with hair restoration.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Everyone naturally loses hair on a daily basis – up to 100 hairs each day. While most people grow new hair to replace the old hair, others lose more hair than the average person and do not grow new hair. Most hair loss is caused by heredity, hormones, the environment, and even some illnesses. No matter the cause, many who experience hair loss want the ability to have a full head of hair and seek medical treatment to do so.
How Do People Lose Their Hair?
Before we discuss hair loss, it is important to understand that hair grows in cycles – growing, resting and shedding. The growing cycle involves a division of living cells on a continual basis. Typically, almost all of your hair is in this phase at any given time during the entire life cycle of hair. Once the growing cycle is complete, each hair goes into the resting cycle when hair growth ceases. Only about 15 percent (at most) is continually in this phase. After the resting phase is complete, the shedding begins where hair separates from the root and falls out. This is the hair that ends up in your brush. When this happens, a new hair begins to grow from the same follicle with the whole process starting all over. Resting and shedding can take two to six months. On average, hair grows about one-half inch a month but may slow as you age.
For those who experience hair loss, the entire cycle is interrupted by the lack of new hair growth following shedding. Some lose more hair than others, so the issue is compounded, resulting in hair loss for which you may seek treatment.
What are the Most Recommended Treatments for Hair Restoration?
At Sanctuary Medical Center, we use LED Light treatments for those with varying degrees of hair loss. This technique offers patients the opportunity to successfully accomplish what they want through personal hair restoration
LED Light Therapy, which is FDA-Approved, uses non-invasive light in a specific wavelength to stimulate blood flow throughout the scalp. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers of the scalp where they optimize the immune responses of the blood. Light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effects throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell. Cells associated with the hair and hair growth benefit from this same process.
LED Light Benefits
- no heating effects
- no known side effects
- no damage to the skin
- painless and relaxing treatment
Bio-stimulating light energy is sent to the body’s cells, which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote healthy rejuvenation of hair.
How does LED Light Therapy help with hair loss?
Energy is introduced to the scalp, hair follicles and cells, in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (epidermis, dermis and subcu fatty layer), which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote healthy rejuvenation of hair. This is akin to photosynthesis that happens in plants.
How Do I Know What Treatment is the Best Option?
When discussing your hair loss and the best treatment options, we will meet with you to discuss your medical and familial history and evaluate your hair loss so that he can provide you with a recommended course of action for hair restoration.
Will My Hair Look Natural?
Hair restoration done with the medical advancements of today looks very natural. In fact, these techniques make any restoration almost undetectable by anyone looking at it.
Does Hair Restoration Hurt?
While there may be some discomfort following some of the techniques, there is minimal (if any) pain during the procedures. For surgical and non-surgical procedures, a local anesthetic is applied.
What About Prescription Treatment?
Rogaine and Propecia are two FDA-approved prescription medications to treat baldness. Rogaine is a direct hair growth stimulator that works to slow or even stop hair loss. Propecia is an oral medication to treat male pattern baldness by blocking testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone that causes male pattern baldness. It also revives contracted hair follicles to possibly lengthen the growing phase.
It is important to note that women who have not yet reached menopause cannot come into contact with Propecia because of the negative effects it can have on a male fetus. Propecia also shows no results in post-menopausal women.
What is the Cost of Hair Restoration in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
Hair restoration costs vary with each patient depending on the extent of their hair loss and their ultimate goals. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your options as well as the costs involved with each one. We can also go over our available financing options.
What Do I Do to Get Started with Hair Restoration?
Please call our office to schedule a private so that we can evaluate your hair loss and recommend the best options for hair restoration.
Medical Dermatology Treatments Available:
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center provide personalized care for our Medical Dermatology patients in Boca Raton. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, contact us today to speak with our friendly staff.
“It is important with Hair Restoration treatment to maintain good sun protection with the use of sunscreen of 50+, sun hats and avoiding the sun at the hottest times of the day.”