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Hair Restoration

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

About 1 in 5 Americans experience hair loss. If you’re one of them, hair restoration treatment can slow the process and help you live more confidently. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her skilled team offer hair restoration services in a comfortable, welcoming environment. To see if you’re a good candidate, call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.

Hair Restoration Q&A

What is hair restoration?

Hair restoration is a cosmetic treatment used to address thinning hair or hair loss. Almost everyone experiences hair loss at one point or another, but without treatment, it can result in premature balding. Hair restoration minimizes hair loss while encouraging the growth of healthy, new follicles. 

Are there different types of hair restoration?

At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, the team offers several types of hair restoration, including:

Prescription medications

If your hair is starting to thin, your Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provider might recommend treatment with a prescription medication like minoxidil. Minoxidil is a safe and effective treatment used to address androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness.

Experts aren’t entirely sure how minoxidil works, but it’s proven to slow hair loss. Treatment with minoxidil usually involves massaging a prescription shampoo into your scalp twice a day.

Hormone replacement therapy

One of the leading causes of male hair loss is low testosterone. After a man turns 30, testosterone production decreases by about 1% each year. Hormone replacement therapy encourages testosterone production and, ultimately, slows hair loss. 

Hair transplants

If you’re experiencing significant hair loss, or you’re already starting to bald, you might benefit from hair restoration with transplants. A hair transplant involves your Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provider removing hair from one part of your head and surgically placing it on a bald spot.

Who is a good candidate for hair restoration?

Only a qualified medical provider can determine if you’re a good candidate for hair restoration. That said, the team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics usually recommends hair restoration treatment to:

  • Men experiencing male pattern baldness
  • Women who have thinning hair
  • People who have lost hair due to a scalp injury
  • Burn victims

Hair restoration isn’t for everyone. This is especially true if your hair loss is due to chemotherapy and radiation, or you don’t have enough donor hair to undergo a transplant.

Is hair restoration safe?

Hair restoration is safe and well-tolerated. However, if you undergo a hair transplant, it’s important to follow your provider’s recovery instructions carefully.  

Following treatment, you’ll need to take several prescription medications, including pain medication, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories. You might also need to take 2-3 days off of work.

During your recovery, it’s normal to experience additional hair loss. Be patient, and make sure to attend all of your follow-up appointments. Within 8-12 months, you should experience some new, healthy hair growth. 

To explore your hair restoration treatment options, schedule an appointment at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.