Any thoughts on Hair Transplant without Propecia/Finasteride? (photos)
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Side effects with Propecia
A hair transplant without the drug finasteride in a young man under 35, increases the risk of shock loss. For men who have a hair transplant under 25, the risk for shock loss is close to 90% so create caution should be exercised in the decision to have a hair transplant for men under 25 because the value of the hair transplant could be offset by the loss of hair from shock loss. Those men who are undergoing rapid hair loss and are under 25, the first of shock loss goes up to close to 100%
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Finasteride and hair restoration procedures
Finasteride does two things for you:
- Minimize the risk of shock loss after hair transplant
- Maintain the rest of your hair and prevent further hair loss
If you are not using finasteride you may have to experience further hair loss after your procedure. You need to check with your doctor and see what is recommended based on your levels of active hair loss.
Any thoughts on Hair Transplant without Propecia/Finasteride?
The “Organic Hair Transplantation” method is a novel development in modern hair transplantation surgery practice which was developed with the efforts of our research and development department. Now; our successful hair transplantation results has evolved to a new era thanks to the “Organic Hair Transplantation” method. We can consider this new method as a revolutionary development.
“Organic Hair Transplantation” is based on injection of a mixture containing adipose derived stem cells obtained from own fat tissue of the patient to the scalp of the patient. The recipient area gets rejuvenated and the viability of transplanted grafts is increased with the effects of adipose derived stem cell injection. The injection of adipose derived stem cells also provides a better work area for the surgeon.
Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them
At your age, hair transplants are not advised, but we an save your hair and stop further loss without surgery or drugs
First and foremost, it is important to keep in mind that in the absence of stabilization, hair transplantation is significantly limited. Without proper stabilization, your hair loss will continue to progress. The donor area, by nature, is also limited, and without stabilization, it will end up that the amount of hair you will need cannot be met by the amount of hair that can be transplanted. Because of this, I generally do not recommend hair transplantation in the absence of stabilization.
There is, however, a treatment that we have developed in our practice that can help with progressive hair loss, and it’s called Hair Regeneration. Hair Regeneration is a hair loss treatment that combines platelet-rich plasma, which is derived from your own blood, and extracellular matrix, which is used for wound healing. This treatment is quite remarkable as close to 100% of our patients with male pattern hair loss were able to stop progression of hair thinning and reverse their hair thinning, making them thicker. We have also been able to demonstrate that the results of this treatment exceeds the results gained from having two hair transplant surgeries.
Although there are a few cases wherein some patients do not respond to the treatment, we also have 3-5 years’ worth of clinical data that shows no signs of regression in patients who’ve received the treatment. For some patients, we may do a second injection, depending on the degree of their hair loss progression. During and after the treatment, we watch our patients very closely and carefully, and during counseling, it is clear that there is a preference for getting an injection every 3-5 years to maintain their hair, rather than getting surgery every few years.
So far we have been so happy and very impressed with the results that we have even began to develop treatment centers, called Trichostem Hair Regeneration centers, for the purpose of bringing this treatment to more people.
Certainly there are many people who are frustrated with the limitations of hair transplantation surgery, and while it is a great procedure, candidates must be selected carefully and appropriately. Again, keep in mind that stabilization is a key factor if you plan to pursue a surgical solution.
I recommend that you also learn about the option of Hair Regeneration and do a bit more research. Try not to be swayed by the allure of different high tech surgical technologies because these will all still be subject to the limitations of the donor area.
I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
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