How does hair restoration work?
What’s important for hair growth is the hair growth cycle. Human hair has three phases of the growth cycle: anagen (growth), catagen (transition), and telogen (resting/shedding). When we’re young, our hair follicles spend most of their time in the growth phase. But whether due to genetic predisposition (male or female pattern baldness) or simple aging, our hair follicles begin to spend more and more time in the resting phase. Some even become fully dormant. That leads to thinning hair because the follicles that have shed their hairs don’t quickly move back to the anagen phase to start growing new hair.
The goal of non-surgical hair restoration is to get those resting follicles to kick back into gear and return to the growth phase and begin growing hair.
Who is a good candidate for hair restoration?
Both men and women who are experiencing hair loss are good candidates for hair restoration with Dr. Dahan.
Non-surgical hair restoration isn’t effective for regrowing hair on areas of full baldness with long-dormant hair follicles.
How long will it take to start growing hair?
Most patients first notice decreased hair shedding. From there, real growth usually is noticeable after the first two to three sessions. Dr. Dahan recommends that patients use vitamins or supplements that promote hair growth to achieve the best results.
Is there recovery after a hair restoration session? When can I wash my hair?
There isn’t really any recovery. You may take an over-the-counter pain medication if you feel any soreness, but you can shower and wash your hair immediately. Dr. Dahan usually recommends holding off one to two days with typical hair maintenance, such as blow drying, coloring, curling, etc.