Hair loss can cause frustration and disappointment, regardless of when it occurs in life. While many solutions exist, most fall short of achieving full and natural hair restoration. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help patients regain their youthful hair. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington provides diverse hair restoration options, including oral and topical protocols aimed at reducing scalp inflammation and promoting new hair growth in areas affected by balding. These solutions offer hope for those seeking to reverse hair loss and achieve improved hair density.
Oral treatments for hair loss, such as minoxidil and spironolactone, offer effective options for both men and women. Oral Minoxidil is taken in pill form and stimulates hair growth, slowing down the hair loss process. Spironolactone is another prescription drug that treats hair loss by blocking androgen hormones. It is commonly used for women with androgenetic alopecia. Both treatments have shown promising results in promoting hair growth and are valuable components in the fight against hair loss. However, it is incredibly important that patients refer to a certified practitioner before beginning any treatments.
Topical treatments for hair loss, including minoxidil and tretinoin solutions, offer viable solutions for individuals seeking to combat hair thinning and promote regrowth. Minoxidil, available over the counter, is applied directly to the scalp and has been proven effective in stimulating hair follicles, encouraging new hair growth, and slowing down hair loss. Tretinoin, a prescription medication, works by increasing blood flow to the scalp and enhancing the absorption of minoxidil. When used in combination, minoxidil, and tretinoin can yield more substantial results, making them popular choices for individuals seeking non-surgical options to address hair loss concerns. In addition, our team incorporates other additives into the topical compound to ensure that the patient’s unique needs are met.
ACell + PRP
ACell is a pioneering regenerative medicine company focusing on products that support cellular-level self-repair. Their MatriStem® technology, an extracellular matrix (ECM) acting as a scaffold for new tissue growth, is combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at PSIW for hair restoration procedures. These treatments consist of injections that are administered directly into the scalp to maximize hair follicles and increase hair quantity.
PRP is a concentrated part of the patient's blood that promotes natural healing. After obtaining a blood sample, PRP is extracted and combined with ACell, creating a potent blend of healing and growth factors. The ACell + PRP solution is administered through small injections in the scalp during the hair restoration procedure, from the hairline to the crown. Before this process, measures such as Zimmer and scalp massage are taken to ensure a comfortable experience.
Nutrafol vitamins for hair growth
Nutrafol is a leading brand that offers vitamin treatments for promoting hair growth and overall hair health. Their specialized formulas are designed to address hair loss from various factors, such as stress, aging, and hormonal changes. Nutrafol's ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts, work synergistically to nourish hair follicles, support thicker and stronger hair growth, and reduce shedding. These vitamin treatments are a non-invasive and effective solution for individuals looking to improve the quality and density of their hair. Furthermore, they play a vital role in providing the scalp with all of the nutrients it needs, ensuring the best outcomes possible.
What does a treatment program look like?
Our hair restoration programs can be broken down into one-year periods that each involve different steps.
- 1st treatment - at least 2-4 weeks after the initiation of medications and vitamins, which begin after the consultation.
- 2nd treatment – 6-8 weeks following 1st treatment
- 3rd treatment – 6 months following 2nd treatment
- Check-In – 3 months following 3rd treatment
- 1st treatment – 1 year from initial treatment
- 2nd treatment – 6 months later
Each consecutive year will continue the pattern of 1-2 treatments a year. Each annual includes a medication check-in and renewal.
Why choose Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington?
The Plastic Surgery Institute of Washington offers top-tier surgical and non-surgical care to the D.C. Metropolitan area. Their expertise ranges from reconstructive to cosmetic procedures, with meticulous attention to detail in each case. With board-certified surgeons at the helm, patients receive the utmost care and personalized treatment plans. Communication and customer satisfaction are paramount, and patients are encouraged to share any concerns. This dedication to excellence has fostered enduring relationships with patients, making them a trusted destination for cosmetic enhancements and surgical solutions.