In-Office vs. At-Home Hair Restoration: Which One is Right For You?
Hair loss — it’s a concern for approximately 320 million people in the U.S. On average one in five Americans will experience thinning and balding as they age — with 50% of all women and a whopping 85% of men having significantly thinner hair by the age of 50. Luckily science has come a long way in the treatment and reversal of hair loss with a variety of options to choose from. Gone are the days of painful procedures and bad hair plugs — you can regrow your own hair naturally, with a little help from R3 Health!
Believe it or not, your hair is considered an organ of the body — and a complex one at that! The health of your hair is a reflection of hundreds of different chemical reactions. Hormones, micronutrients, adrenal markers, inflammation, age, stress, environmental toxins and many other factors can contribute to hair loss — so it’s imperative to gain a full understanding of WHY your hair is thinning or balding and adequately address those issues.
One of our most popular in-clinic restoration treatments includes injections of platelet rich plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) has often been referred to as your body’s own form of regenerative medicine. PRP has taken the medical field by storm because of the ability to harness your body’s own natural growth factors to fight hair loss, revive your follicles, and promote the growth of new hair. It’s simple — your blood is drawn in our office and spun down in a special centrifuge to separate out red and pro-inflammatory white blood cells and platelet rich plasma is extracted. This plasma then gets injected into the scalp where hair follicles need stimulation and signals your body to increase blood flow, healing, and new growth.
The procedure takes only a few minutes — then we’ll see you back in our office in 4 to 6 weeks for round two! In all, we recommend three initial treatments for best results. You may choose to come back for maintenance every 6 to 12 months after that to keep your hair full and thick! However, you may not relish the thought of having needles in your scalp, or you may not be able to come visit us in person. That’s okay — we’ve got amazing at-home, topical and oral treatments too!
For at-home hair loss treatments, we often recommend our GHK-Cu copper peptides foam. This foam is applied every evening, directly to a damp scalp — and you won’t believe the results! In the hair loss community there’s quite a lot of talk about copper peptides. These peptides are found naturally in our bodies — in smaller and smaller amounts as we age. Copper is vital as it acts as the catalyst for dozens of biochemical processes — including cellular respiration, antioxidant defense, detoxification, blood clotting, melanin production, stem cell differentiation, and formation of connective tissues.
The specific peptide used in R3’s at-home treatment foam is GHK-Cu — which is unique in its ability to interact with both copper molecules and cellular receptors to allow the body to transfer and use the copper. Studies have shown that GHK-Cu plays an important role in healing wounds, reversing nerve damage, fighting inflammation, stimulating collagen synthesis, and promoting growth of blood vessels. And further scientific developments have applied these benefits to anti-aging and hair loss. Topical application to the scalp has been shown to strengthen and thicken existing hair, stimulate new hair growth, prevent follicle death, and even improve the results of hair transplantation!
Since everyone is different, we assess each case individually at R3 Health so we can find the right restoration plan for you. Another at-home option your specialist may recommend is our oral hair peptide — which combines several natural ingredients to stimulate dormant hair follicles, improve vascularity, and address the male hormonal imbalance aspect of hair loss in men! This peptide supplement may be prescribed alone or in conjunction with another treatment for optimal results.
Ready to learn more about the best hair restoration treatment options for you? The expert medical team at R3 Health is standing by ready to answer all of your questions and provide you with a custom plan to reverse your hair loss. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation today!