How to Fix Post-Summer Skin Damage with Broad Band Light Photo Caption: With our minimally invasive hair restoration treatments at Jiva, you’ll easily overcome balding, hair thinning or loss, and other hair conditions to achieve an all-natural, full head of hair! Regrow Confidence With The Most Effective Hair Loss Treatment: NeoGraft Looking for a way to combat hair loss? You’re not alone. Approximately 80 million Americans are impacted by hair loss each year, men and women alike. Although hair loss occurs for some women, by the age 30, almost 25% of men have begun to display outwards signs of hair loss, such as a receding hairlines or thinning hair. For many patients, especially males, hair is a big part of one’s identity and overall appearance. Even for those who expect hair loss due to hereditary genetic patterns, it’s an embarrassing issue that makes it even more difficult to reach out and ask for help finding treatment, especially as a man. Luckily, there are plenty of hair restoration options to explore—but the number of options can be intimidating. The first thing to address is: what exactly is causing my hair loss? Why Am I Losing My Hair? Although there are many reasons for hair loss in both men and women, genetic factors, hereditary conditions, and the natural aging process are leading causes. Overwhelmingly common is androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) which produces 95% of hair loss in men. With increased levels of androgen hormones, specifically dihydrotestosterone (DHT), male pattern baldness can shrink hair follicles and shorten the hair growth cycle, causing hair thinning and shedding over time, along with bare spots and patchiness. In women, hair loss is often experienced in tandem with intense hormonal shifts such as pregnancy, postpartum period, menopause, or undergoing treatment for hormone-related conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Other reasons for excessive hair loss can by caused by the following: Nutrient deficiencies Extreme physical & emotional stress Scalp infections Chronic illness thyroid disease Certain medications & chemo treatments Autoimmune disorders of hair follicles (alopecia areata) Fortunately, the vast majority of hair loss issues do not permanently damage your hair follicles, meaning you’ll still have the ability to regrow thick, full hair with the help of hair restoration treatments! From simple creams to surgical hair transplant procedures, there is a wide range of procedures to target any kind of condition. However, for the most natural-looking, long-lasting results, a hair transplant is the best option. Today, there are two approaches to hair transplantation that have effective, reliable results: follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). FUE vs. FUT: Do Hair Transplants Hurt? Hair restoration treatments have developed cutting-edge technology to prioritize safety and minimize patient discomfort as much as possible. There can be mild side effects or soreness after a procedure during the healing process, but thanks to anesthetics and the skill of trained professionals, hair transplant operations are not as intimidating as they may seem! Whether you choose a FUE or FUT hair restoration procedure, you’ll be picking a relatively painless, efficient treatment with plenty of additional advantages. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Also known as “strip harvesting,” this hair transplantation technique involves the surgical removal of a thin piece of scalp tissue from the back or side of your head—also called the donor area—to extract properly functioning hair follicles. Using local anesthesia, these follicles are implanted into the bald spots of the scalp and precisely aligned with the patient’s natural hair growth pattern. Pros & Cons of FUT: FUT is a preferred option for some patients who desire a larger number of hair follicles grafted in a single session, making it extremely suitable for individuals with extensive hair loss or those who require a significant amount of hair transplantation. This operation takes less time, which is also why it typically costs less than other procedures; on the other hand, it’s important to note that FUT results in a faint scar that may be visible. This can be a concern for individuals who prefer shorter hairstyles; however, skilled surgeons can minimize the scar’s appearance or make sure it is well-hidden by surrounding hair as the scalp heals. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, FUE is growing in popularity and currently accounts for about 75% of all hair transplant surgeries. The unique benefit of the FUE technique is its ability to be minimally invasive to the patient. However, the procedure requires many hours of meticulous work since the surgeon must extract individual hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp and make tiny incisions in the desired “recipient area” where the hair follicles will be transplanted one by one. Pros & Cons of FUE: Due to its less invasive technique and quicker recovery period, FUE is appealing to those patients who want to avoid obvious linear scars. Unlike FUT, the absence of a scalp incision means there is no need for stitches, providing more flexible hairstyle choices and greatly accelerating recovery time. Although FUE has become the preferred hair restoration treatment in the industry, it is more expensive than a FUT procedure since it uses a more targeted, precise approach. With individual hair follicle transplants, it can take anywhere between 4 – 8 hours (relative to the number of grafts needed) for total completion. Why NeoGraft Is Worth It When it comes to hair restoration treatments, non-prescription medications and topical creams are less expensive and easier to procure but may not provide enduring results. Certain procedures, such as FUE hair transplants like NeoGraft, may be pricier but also more effective in the long-run. At Jiva, we prioritize a safe, minimally invasive approach with NeoGraft. This FDA-cleared hair restoration treatment uses the latest FUE device developed by Venus Concept, a leading company in medical aesthetics and hair restoration technology. The only pre-treatment action patients are advised to take is cutting their hair as short as possible, since the donor area will have to be shaved for ease of grafting. All NeoGraft procedures are administered by our Medical Director, Dr. Nanda, to ensure each patient receives the highest-quality results, tailored to their needs. NeoGraft treats hair loss, thinning, and patchiness on the top and front of the scalp as well as around the temples (receding hairlines). Although patients can typically resume their normal activities within a few days after the procedure, it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for several days following the transplant to minimize any swelling and let the area scab over. Since there is minimal trauma to the scalp during the procedure, more than 90% of transplanted hair will grow and survive, with outcomes improving each week! The results speak for themselves: Hair loss is simply a fact of life that becomes more prevalent with age, as millions of people can attest. Yet with new hair restoration technology comes the opportunity for less invasive procedures, lower levels of discomfort, minimal to no scarring, and higher rates of overall patient satisfaction. For both men and women experiencing hair loss, the NeoGraft hair restoration treatment at Jiva Med Spa can regrow your confidence with completely customized, natural-looking results! Consult with our experts at our Columbus (614-421-7546), Dayton (937-705-9430), or Cincinnati (513-834-1770) locations to get started today!