PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a product derived from a patient's own blood components. Platelet-rich plasma injections have been in use since the 1970s during root canals, heart surgeries and other procedures to reduce the risk of infection and promote healing. With ongoing studies, researchers have discovered even more uses for PRP injections, both cosmetic…
Common Treatment Solutions From a Hair Clinic
A hair clinic can treat a range of hair-related complications and conditions, including hair loss. This review discusses common treatment solutions for hair concerns that hair clinics can offer.
Hair clinic treatment solutions
Every hair clinic is unique and offers its own set of services, depending on the clinician's education, training, and focus for treatment. Standard services that hair clinics offer include styling services, hair loss diagnostics, and hair replacement services (both surgical and non-surgical). Some may also provide additional cosmetic services for the face. Patients who are interested in a specific service should call the hair clinic first, to make sure it offers the service that they desire.
Hair loss diagnostics
One of the primary focuses for many hair clinics is the replacement of hair after pattern baldness (or other conditions that cause hair loss) occurs. Through an extensive evaluation of the patient's medical and hereditary history, examination of their head of hair, and other diagnostic methods, a hair doctor can pinpoint the most likely cause of hair loss. Specifically, hair loss diagnostics may include:
- A physical exam
- Dietary evaluation
- Medical history evaluation
- Family history evaluation
- Blood tests
- Pull test
- Scalp biopsy
- Light microscopy
Not every diagnostic service is used when diagnosing the cause and severity of hair loss, although these are all tests that hair doctors have available. Diagnostics is a crucial step because it determines which method may be the most effective in meeting the patient's goals and preferences for hair replacement. Hair loss diagnostic services are usually the first step during a consultation visit with a hair clinic if the patient's goal is to replace or regrow their lost hair.
Hair loss treatments
There are more treatments for hair loss available than ever before. There are two goals for hair loss treatment, which are to slow the rate of hair loss or to reverse it entirely. In some cases, depending on the diagnosis, hair may grow back on its own without medical or surgical intervention. If hair loss treatment is needed, the options for treatment can include medications such as minoxidil and finasteride. Surgical intervention options are also available. Notably, hair transplant surgery is a proven and relatively safe treatment option for those who have experienced hair loss. An FDA-approved laser therapy to treat hereditary hair loss may also be available.
Hair replacement services
Some patients may opt for other hair replacement services that do not involve medications or surgical intervention. These hair replacement services that many hair clinics offer include weaves and wigs.
Hair design services
Many hair clinics offer standard services not related to hair loss. For example, hairstyling and shampooing are common at many hair clinics; some may also offer haircut services. Scalp and hair relaxers are services that many hair clinics can provide to their patients.
In some instances, hair clinics can provide face services. Common face services that hair clinics may offer include brow waxing, lip waxing, chin waxing, strip lashes, basic makeup services, and brow tinting.
Types of conditions that a hair doctor can help treat
Hair clinics can help treat a range of hair-related conditions. Notably, these conditions include hair loss (pattern baldness), excessive hair growth, hair shedding, and various types of alopecia, among a range of other hair conditions.
Hair loss, specifically pattern baldness, can be treated in a variety of ways in most cases, including through hair transplant surgery.
Excessive hair growth
In some cases, patients visit a hair clinic to treat excessive hair growth. Many hair clinics offer laser hair removal and other services to decrease the amount of hair growth on a certain area, primarily on the body as opposed to the head.
Hair shedding occurs when large numbers of hair follicles detach from the scalp. This could be stress-related or due to a medical condition, among other possible causes.
Alopecia can result from an attack on the hair follicles by the body's own immune system. There are different types of alopecia, and the treatment for each type may vary.
Visit our hair clinic to learn more
You can schedule a visit with our hair doctor by calling us or sending us a message today. One of our clinicians will be more than happy to answer any of your initial questions and concerns. During your consultation visit with our hair doctor, we can discuss your goals for treatment and find the right plan to help you reach those goals.
Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.
Hair growth is a crucial aspect of one's physical appearance and can affect self-esteem and confidence. It is frustrating when a full head of locks is replaced by thinning hair, prompting many to seek hair growth treatment. Fortunately, hair clinics offer numerous solutions for baldness and thinning hair, all dependent on the cause of one’s…
Hair loss is as common as it is frustrating for those dealing with it. However, advancements in hair restoration technology are giving people hope. From medications and new hair transplant techniques to novel approaches employing platelet-rich plasma therapy and low-level lasers, there are now more options than ever for the many people dealing with hair…
Male pattern baldness accounts for more than 95% of cases of hair loss in men, according to NYU Langone Hospitals. In fact, this condition affects more than 50 million Americans. Although it is not technically a health concern, the loss of hair can significantly impact the confidence of many people who experience male pattern baldness.…