Have you noticed a decrease in the growth of your hair? Maybe your time in between haircuts is growing longer, or the 50 to 100 strands of hair that the average person loses daily are just not showing any signs of coming back. No matter what the reason, slow growing hair can be a sign of imminent hair loss and should be taken seriously.
Dr. Cooley, head of Carolina Dermatology Hair Center, is at the forefront of hair loss recovery technology and research. With his help, you can grow hair faster and fight off the effects of hereditary hair loss.
While some websites and blogs on the internet will have you think otherwise, hair growth pills and snake oil will not have any effect on the thickness of your hair. The only two products currently on the market that are FDA-approved to affect hair growth are minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia).
Rogaine has been shown to slow down or even stop hair loss completely, while Propecia can increase hair regrowth and slow hair loss. When used together, these two products can make a noticeable impact on thinning hair. By prolonging the growth cycle of hair follicles and preventing the natural shrinking of dying follicles, hair can continue to grow long and healthy, while the effects of hair loss can be slowed or even prevented altogether.
Dr. Cooley has performed research on the advantages of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss. PRP is prepared at the start of an appointment by separating blood cells from the nutrient-rich growth factors in a sample of your blood. The PRP is then injected into the scalp to promote collagen production and jumpstart aging follicles to enter a new growth stage. Doing so can lengthen a follicle’s lifespan and keep hair growing for years to come.
Other treatments, including Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), have shown promise in recent years. LLLT works by stimulating hair follicles to reenter the growth phase using a visible red light laser. The therapy can be administered by powerful lasers in the doctor’s office or at home using laser combs and hood devices. LLLT has potential in becoming a viable means for aiding hair growth, but has yet to be proven completely effective through clinical trials.
Dr. Cooley keeps himself at the forefront of hair loss research in order to provide his clients with the best in hair loss treatments. If you are experiencing thinning hair and would like to discuss how you can grow hair faster, contact Carolina Dermatology Hair Center. Call 704-542-1601 to schedule your initial consultation today.