Tuesday, May 31, 2011


With today’s research tools at your fingertips, finding a reliable hair loss physician should be relatively easy. Most, if not all of today’s micrograft surgeons are well-educated and committed to making their patients completely satisfied with the outcome of their appearance. You will find surgeons that are extremely accomplished and have been doing these type of procedures for decades.

Educate Yourself

The first thing you should do before selecting a doctor is to become as educated as possible about hair loss and the medical treatments that are available to you. Do as much research as you possibly can on the subject. You can find many up-to-date publications in libraries and medical journals. And perhaps the easiest way to become knowledgeable about hair loss and the associated surgery techniques is to read articles like this one and visit similar websites via the Internet.

Talk Directly With The Doctors

Call as many doctors’ offices as you can and request all of the free information that they provide. Most organizations will be more than happy to mail you pamphlets and even videos which will show exactly what you are getting into. Do not be shy about taking the extra measures to educate yourself.

A good analogy of this step when selecting a physician would be that of buying a car. Your job is to shop around, “test drive” your options, and learn everything you can before making that final selection. But unlike purchasing a vehicle, your hair treatment surgery is much more serious.

Take Advantage Of Free Consultations

Most hair restoration services offer free consultations so that you can come in and explain your hair replacement needs. The doctor will take an assessment of your hair loss history, as well as examine the condition of your scalp. He will ask questions about your overall health and your mental state. He will also like to know about any medications you might be taking, both prescription and nonprescription.

Questions like these are very common with every consultation and it ensures that your doctor can successfully qualify you as an upcoming patient. And of course, this is an ideal way for you to learn more about your hair loss situation as well as find out if you’re comfortable with the doctor and his staff.

For those people who have waited until advanced stages of male or female pattern baldness have set in, there now exist a procedure that offers promising results in your battle against hair loss. Even if you are currently using hair loss products, laser treatments will improve your hair loss program.

An effective hair loss tool

If you have more advanced stages of hair loss and find that your current hair loss treatments aren’t producing quite the results you want, don’t give up. There is an effective treatment you can add to your arsenal of hair loss tools to ramp up hair growth. People are having good results from laser hair loss treatments in stopping hair loss and restoring hair. The interesting thing about the recent studies is that 90% of the people that received laser therapy had benefited from reduced hair loss, hair re growth or both. More than 40 percent of the participants in the study experienced positive results as early as 6 weeks and the ofther half between 6 to 12 weeks.

Laser therapy amplifies the therapeutic value of oral DHT inhibitors.

Studies have also shown that laser therapy improves the performance of quality oral hair loss products as well. For oral or topical hair loss products to be effective, they have to deliver sufficient amounts of their active ingredients to the essential parts of the hair follicles. Laser treatments significantly increase the amount of oral DHT inhibitor that reach the hair follicles due to the increased blood flow achieved from the treatments. DHT inhibitors simply work better combined with laser treatments. More DHT inhibitor reaches the hair follicles.

Laser treatments improve Topical hair growth stimulants.

However, the good news doesn’t stop here. Laser hair loss treatments also have improved the results people are getting with topical hair growth stimulants that contain Minoxidil.

The hand held laser.

A hand held laser is very convenient and easy to use. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes three times per week at home. While hand held lasers are not quite on par with in-clinic laser therapy, they still are quite effective in treating hair loss. Beyond the initial purchase of the laser, there is no expense in administering this treatment from home. The cost of in-clinic laser therapy accumulates with each visit making it more expensive.

FDA gives clearance for compact hair loss lasers.

The hand held version of the therapeutic laser has been medically tested and proven to be both safe and effective as a non surgical way of treating hair loss. The FDA cleared a hand held laser made by Lexington LLC as a medical device, and as a result, offers an attractive option for hair growth for medical practitioners.

Clinical results

Lexington conducted an extensive clinical study in four different locations across the United States and submitted the results to the FDA according to their submission requirements. The results of the study showed that 93 of the participants (ages 30-60) using the hand held laser unit had an increase in the number of thick hairs. The average number of terminal hairs per square centimeter increased by 19 hairs/cm² over a six-month period. During this study, there were no reports of serious adverse side effects. The number and types of adverse side effects were similar in both the active and placebo groups.

Thoughts from the managing director of Lexington LLC.

The managing director of Lexington LLC, David Michaels, had the following comment to make “We are very excited that we have reached a major milestone in hair care and science. Laser hair therapy is the talk of the hair restoration industry today. Furthermore, not only were the results of this study extremely significant, but with the credibility of the FDA clearance, we are soundly positioned to make a substantial impact in the emerging hair restoration industry.”
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