Integrated Aesthetics

YOUNG CHO, MD, PHD MELISSA CHIANG, MD

plastic surgery, dermatology & medspa

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Options for Hair Loss Treatment: Questions Answered

Is Hair Restoration Painful?

Mens Hair Loss Treatment SpringWhen it comes to having a hair transplant, everyone is aware of the benefits, but it is often prudent to thoroughly investigate the type of procedures involved. At Integrated Aesthetics, we offer a range of different options, some of which are non-surgical such as PRP, Exosomes (One of the latest options available on the market), and hair transplantations using the Neograft system. 

As a company, we have a strong commitment to ensuring that every client makes an informed decision about the type of treatment they receive, which is why we take the time and effort to discuss the various options we provide. After all, once the decision to have a hair transplant has been made, the path to completion can still be quite concerning for some people. One of the most frequent questions our clients ask us is, “Is Hair Restoration Painful? 

What Is Hair Restoration and What Does It Involve? 

The best way to describe hair restoration is as a revolutionary procedure that can help anyone suffering from balding or thinning hair to resolve the issue and end up with a natural-looking full head of hair.

How Does The Neograft System Work?

Neograft Hair Restoration Therapy

The Neograft system involves individual follicular units extraction (or FUE) from the back of the head, often referred to as the donor area. This is because genetically speaking, that region of the head is programmed to resist the hormone responsible for hair loss. It is virtually impossible for anyone to notice that hair has been removed from this area within approximately one week. Once the follicular units (or grafts) have been removed, they are separated and prepared for transplantation. While this is taking place, minuscule holes are made in the recipient site, primarily where the balding or thinning is taking place. Once everything has been prepared, the grafts are then individually placed into the recipient site. 

Is Neograft Hair Restoration Painful?

The good news is that the pain most patients feel is minimal and that there is barely any pain during the procedure itself. The most pain is experienced during the injection of the anesthesia into the scalp. However, even that pain is relatively mild, our team of professionals has many years of experience in these techniques. Any pain felt will last for less than a minute, as the area quickly becomes numb. When the treatment is performed, the scalp is numb so that the patient will feel no pain. Upon completion of the procedure, some patients describe pain from the donor site, similar to sunburn, which lasts for a few days. 

Although there is very little pain experienced by patients who choose the Neograft option, some are more interested in our other non-surgical alternatives. 

Exosome Therapy For Hair Loss

Exosome Therapy Hair Loss TreatmentAt Integrated Aesthetics, we always like to be at the cutting edge in the treatments we offer to our patients. Currently, we are experiencing a lot of interest in Exosome Therapy for Hair Loss. 

Exosomes are extracellular vesicles that are produced by mesenchymal stem cells, which are involved in cell communication. Exosome therapy for hair loss involves injecting exosomes and growth factors into the body. This has been clinically shown to help regenerate and regrow hair as a treatment for hair loss in both men and women in the earlier stages of hair loss. On average most people will start to see results after two to three months, from the treatment, although the best results usually take place after approximately six months. The procedure can be repeated, but our advice would be to wait for anywhere around six months before contemplating a second treatment. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) 

prp hair loss treatment

Another option that is available to our clients is Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment. This therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue. In hair loss treatment, it is a three-step process that involves the blood of the patient being drawn, processed, and then injected directly into the scalp. The theory behind PRP is that the injections trigger natural hair growth, and then maintain it, by increasing blood supply to the hair follicles. 

We wrote this article to try and answer the question Is Hair Restoration Painful? The overwhelming evidence scientifically and in our experience is that it is not. However, everyone has a different pain threshold and may have a preference for a specific type of treatment. Whatever your decision, Integrated Aesthetics has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to deliver the results you have always dreamed about. If you are interested in hair restoration, then the best advice would be to book an appointment today so that our team can answer all your questions, and together we can decide what the best treatment option for you is. 

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