Why Consider Hair Rejuvenation?
Hair regrowth is an important topic for many men and women as they get older. Hair loss affects approximately 90 million people in the United States. Both men and women are commonly affected as they get older. There are many causes of hair loss ranging from genetics to stress to trauma. Now there is even something called “COVID hair loss” that is formally known as telogen effluvium. Hair loss can result in low self-esteem, make one feel older and less attractive, and cause people to avoid social situations.
Many of the current treatments such as minoxidil or finasteride can have systemic side effects that can cause sexual dysfunction and other problems. More than ever people are searching for how to stop hair loss and regrow hair naturally. At Osteopathic Integrative Medicine (OIM), we’re no different. We aim to provide natural, yet powerful treatment options and we feel we have achieved that.
The good news is that today there are far better hair loss treatment options than there were even a decade ago. Hair regrowth requires patience as it can take anywhere from 6-12 months to see results. The results, however, are often worth it. Here is a list of options that we offer at Osteopathic Integrative Medicine:
AnteAGE MD Home Hair System
AnteAGE is a company that makes high-quality medical-grade hair and skin products. They harness the power of specific bone marrow-derived stem cell cytokines and growth factors that help reawaken and activate hair follicles in this hair loss product. The result from this hair loss treatment at home is a thicker, fuller scalp of hair.
The AnteAGE MD Home Hair System can be used by both men and women of any age for hair regrowth. It is perfect for all hair and skin types. The anti-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors in this product are housed in a hyaluronic acid base. They do not have any systemic side effects like minoxidil or finasteride.
This product is incredibly easy and safe to use as a hair loss treatment at home. Just apply a few drops of hair serum to the areas and gently massage it 5 nights per week. To increase the power, the microneedling stamp can be used on affected areas one to two times per week.
The box comes with a bottle of hair serum, a microneedling stamp (0.25mm), a thickening brush, and a sanitizer vial. It can work as a stand-alone hair regrowth product or can work best with our other in-office procedures.
If you’re wondering if this product works for eyebrows and eyelashes, it does, but there are also specific eyebrow and eyelash serums that can be applied once or twice a day for eyebrow or eyelash hair loss treatment at home.
AnteAGE In-Office Hair Rejuvenation Microneedling
This procedure is a more powerful in-office version of the home hair system. It works best done once a month because the microneedling is done deeper at around 1mm. The microneedling, also known as “collagen induction therapy”, will create microchannels that will improve the absorption of the AnteAGE solution and stimulate collagen production. In some cases, microneedling alone can work to regrow dormant hair follicles.
This solution comes in a small roller vial that can be easily applied to the areas where hair regrowth is required. It is more powerful than the hair serum in the home hair system. The cytokines and growth factors in the solution are formulated to stop inflammation and activate the hair follicles into a growth cycle from a dormant phase.
Once complete, the patient is given the remaining roller vial to apply every 30 minutes until the vial is empty. The AnteAGE in-office microneedling procedure can be coupled with PRP although it is not necessary. It works best in conjunction with the home hair system between the monthly visits.
PRP For Hair Regrowth
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss treatment has been used for over a decade successfully on thousands of people for hair regrowth. For this procedure, the patient’s blood is drawn and spun down. The PRP is harvested from the blood sample and then injected into the scalp.
By doing so, PRP injected into the scalp contains growth factors and cytokines that attract the body’s stem cells to reawaken hair follicles. PRP may also work by stimulating new blood vessels in the area so more oxygen can get to the hair follicles. PRP hair loss treatment generally requires multiple sessions to be most effective.
The drawback to PRP is that it is known to be highly inflammatory. Inflammation is considered to be a major contributor to hair loss. In cases of COVID hair loss, this may not be the ideal treatment because systemic inflammation is thought to be a big contributor. Clinical results, however, have shown that PRP hair loss treatment is effective at stimulating hair growth.
Exosomes For Hair Loss
This is the most powerful option for regrowing hair. Exosomes represent some of the latest advances in regenerative medicine. But what are exosomes? Exosomes are messaging vesicles that cells use to communicate and provide tools with one another. There many different kinds of exosomes. There are specific exosomes for regenerating tissues, including hair. Those are the ones we use.
Exosomes can be injected into the scalp. The exosomes aren’t just powerful at stimulating hair to regrow, they are powerful at stopping inflammation. They can help bring the hairline forward and fill out areas. An exosome treatment generally works in one session. In the long term, it may be a good idea to combine with the home hair system or a laser cap or comb.
What’s Your Best Option?
Not sure what hair loss treatment option is right for you? That’s okay. The science is still evolving in the hair regeneration field. If you’re not sure what will be best of you, we recommend making an appointment to consult with one of our doctors to discuss what your best options are. In certain cases, hair transplants such as follicular unit extraction (FUE) may be the best option for you and we do not offer that, but we can direct you on where to go.
Whatever option you choose, remember to be patient because noticeable results can take from months up to a year to show. So if you are looking for the best hair loss treatment near you, Osteopathic Integrative Medicine has the best natural hair loss treatments for you. Get started on the journey to a full head of healthy, thick hair by contacting our office.