For men and women who are experiencing the detrimental effects of thinning hair, medical intervention through prescription treatments may be recommended after the exact cause of hair loss is carefully determined.
Prescription Treatments to restore hair may include oral steroids, prescription shampoos, or medications such as finasteride, spironolactone, and minoxidil compounds meds.
Finasteride is an oral medication that may be prescribed for hair loss. Since it works by affecting the hormone testosterone, it is not prescribed for everyone and certain precautions must be taken.
Spironolactone, which is used to treat high blood pressure, can also be used to stop hair loss. Precautions are taken when prescribing spironolactone as well, as it can cause high levels of potassium to build up in the body and like Finasteride, it poses serious risks to women of child-bearing age.
Minoxidil can stop hairs from getting thinner. Some studies have shown that Minoxidil is effective for hair loss and gets the hair root or follicle to become larger. Minoxidil is a safe and FDA approved treatment for hair loss in men and women. The downside to Minoxidil is that it does not work for everyone and it may take 12 weeks or longer before new hair starts growing. Those taking Minoxidil must continue using it as stopping treatment will cause hair to begin thinning again.
Viviscal® Professional Products
The highly innovative and clinically researched system from Viviscal® provides nourishment for your hair from the outside in with high-quality and carefully formulated vitamins, shampoo, conditioner, and hair fibers. Clinically proven and drug free, Viviscal® can effectively help some patients grow thicker and fuller hair.
The Viviscal® cosmeceutical grade hair vitamins can only be administered by a medical office. We are pleased to offer residents in The Woodlands, Conroe, Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, and Houston areas access to a full line of Viviscal® Professional Grade Products in our retail boutique.
When it comes to considering Viviscal® to treat your thinning hair, you likely have questions and would like to understand whether these products may be right for you. Our board certified dermatologist and friendly team of medical staff trained in hair restoration can assist you in addressing all of these concerns.
We carefully selected Viviscal® Products due to their commitment to quality ingredients, hair loss research, and clinically proven results. Only Viviscal® dietary supplements contain the proprietary AminoMar® marine complex, plus a blend of vital nutrients that nourish thinning hair and promote existing hair growth. The AminoMar® marine complex was developed by a Scandinavian professor who realized that a group of people known as the Inuits had beautiful and healthy hair and skin due to their diets which were rich in fish and protein. This same professor isolated the key protein molecules from the Inuits’ diet and, from these origins, the proprietary AminoMar® marine complex was created.
Since the professor’s discovery, Viviscal® has been tried and tested worldwide. Backed by more than 25 years of hair loss research, Viviscal® is currently the single most researched hair growth supplement. In addition to Viviscal® dietary supplements, which nourish hair from within, the drug free Viviscal® Hair Care items include cosmetic products that prepare the scalp and add volume. Viviscal® provides a wide variety of effective products for both men and women.
Advanced Intervention Procedures
Many patients suffering from hair loss will require advanced intervention procedures to reach their hair restoration goals. For these patients, we offer steroid injection therapy, Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and the Capillus Hair Regrowth Laser Cap.
Capillus laser caps provide a convenient, comfortable, and safe non-surgical hair loss treatment option for both men and women. They are clinically proven and FDA-cleared for hair regrowth. Capillus laser light therapy has been shown to be effective in stimulating and energizing the cells within the hair follicle so that the hair follicle is once again able to grow thick and healthy hair.
We offer two separate Capillus options, the Capillus202 Hair Regrowth Laser Cap and the Capillus272 Pro Hair Regrowth Laser Cap. The Capillus202 has 202 low level laser diodes and is available in our retail boutique as a take-home option. Capillus laser caps can be discreetly worn under a sports cap while relaxing, working, or exercising. With 272 low level laser diodes, the Capillus272 has the most lasers of any hair loss therapy cap or helmet and is available through in-office treatments. For best results, we recommend our Capillus272 monthly subscription, which is the most cost effective option and offers three thirty-minute treatment sessions per week.
Another highly-effective treatment option is Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This natural procedure uses your body’s own plasma to stimulate hair follicles and encourage new hair regrowth, resulting in a reduction of balding.
Our PRP Hair Loss Treatment involves creating tiny microscopic punctures in the upper layer of the scalp treatment area with the microneedling device. The Platelet Rich Plasma containing concentrated amounts of growth factors is then gently injected into the patient’s scalp. As the skin on the scalp begins its natural healing process, the presence of the growth factors where the stem cells are found activates the proliferative phase of the hair cycle, which results in new, thicker and healthier hair growth.
- Fast Treatment Times
- Safe & Comfortable Procedure
- Minor & Minimal Side Effects
- Quick or No Recovery Time
For our patients who are diagnosed with certain disorders such as alopecia areata (hair loss in patches) or alopecia totalis (all hair lost on scalp), steroid injection therapy may be prescribed. Both alopecia areata and alopecia totalis are autoimmune diseases that cause hair loss. In treating these types of disorders, steroid injections into bald patches of the scalp suppress the local immune reaction. The steroids injected work by allowing the hair follicles to function normally again so that hair regrowth can occur.
Since there are many viable treatment options for hair loss, it is very important to be properly diagnosed and treated by a board certified dermatologist trained in hair restoration. The patients that we treat appreciate our advanced expertise and our willingness to spend the necessary time to explain all options and advise them on the best course of action needed. We realize that hair loss can destroy self-confidence and can negatively impact one’s social and professional life. We compassionately treat our patients just as we would want to be treated, and we are fully committed to doing our best to deliver high-quality results.
Hair Restoration Surgery
Dr Liet N Le is quickly becoming known as one of the Houston area’s foremost experts in the field of hair restoration surgery. From his medical practice at Radiant Dermatology & Aesthetics, Dr Le offers two separate types of hair surgery, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
The implantation process for both Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) surgery and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) surgery are the same. The primary difference in the two surgeries are the way in which the hair is harvested.
The FUT hair transplant procedure involves a strip of scalp tissue containing the donor hair being carefully and surgically cut from the back of the head and then being sewn back together in a linear scar. Due to this method, FUT is commonly referred to as the “hair transplant strip method.” The advantage of the FUT hair transplant technique is that it will result in a great number of high quality hair grafts due to the fact that the removal of individual hair follicles can be performed under a microscope in the lab. A patient’s eligibility for FUT surgery will be carefully determined by Dr Le through consideration of factors such as the cause of hair loss, the patient’s general health, the extent of hair loss, the availability of donor hairs, and the laxity of the patient’s skin, among other factors.
Alternatively, the FUE method involves manually extracting and harvesting each hair graft. We provide FUE using the revolutionary SmartGraft™ device.
Both women and men may be excellent candidates for FUE hair transplantation surgery performed with the SmartGraft™ device. Procedures performed using the advanced technology of SmartGraft™ are scalpel free and can be done with more precision and in less time than any other FUE method. SmartGraft™ delivers remarkable and permanent results while offering quick recovery times. Even the most physically active individuals are able to quickly return to their daily routine after undergoing hair restoration surgery with the SmartGraft™ device.
- Scalpel Free & Suture Free
- Minimal Discomfort & Quick Recovery
- Natural-Looking Results
- Permanent Solution To Hair Loss
For many patients, getting started with SmartGraft™ equates to getting started with a new future and enhanced quality of life. To learn more about our highly acclaimed hair surgeon and all that the SmartGraft™ device technology has to offer, we invite you to visit SmartGraft™ Houston.