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Nonsurgical Treatments for Holiday Hair Loss at Shapiro Medical

While the holidays can be full of joy, the demands of the season can be trying – from shopping and running errands while battling crowds to back-to-back holiday parties and social gatherings. The endless parties, cooking, shopping, and cleaning for the holidays can cause added stress to many, and for some people, this can lead to stress-related hair loss. 

Fortunately, there are ways to combat stress-related hair loss without surgery

Hair Loss Medications 

Stress-related hair loss during the holidays can mess with your normal hormone levels and potentially increase your DHT levels, the hormone that shrinks your hair follicles resulting in premature hair loss. Luckily, there are hair medications that control DHT levels and stop further hair loss!

1. Propecia (Finasteride)

Propecia is an oral tablet taken daily and is the most effective of all hair loss medications available to patients. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and decreases levels of DHT by about 65 %. 

2. Rogaine (Minoxidil)

Rogaine is a topical hair loss medication approved by the FDA for both men and women. It works by prolonging the active phase of your hair, slowing down and preventing further hair loss. Oral Minoxidil is also available for patients who prefer the pill’s convenience.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is an advanced hair restoration technique that mimics your natural hair follicles and hair color. The results of SMP are remarkably natural which is why many celebrities like Jamie Foxx have received SMP.

PRP/ACell Therapy

PRP/Acell Therapy contains proteins and growth factors that stimulate hair growth. It can serve as a stand-alone treatment for miniaturized, thinning hair. 

It can also be used in conjunction with Propecia and Rogaine to further improve results or even used in the donor area after FUE to stimulate the regrowth of donor hair! 

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Low-Level Laser Therapy is a quick and painless treatment for hair loss. It uses infrared energy to stimulate hair regrowth. Patients can get the benefit of LLLT with a helmet device or a cap at the convenience of their own home or even while going for a morning jog! 

It’s safe, painless, and noninvasive with no known side effects.

Holiday Stress or Something Else?

More often than not, your hair loss may not be caused by holiday stress. The best way to know the cause of your hair loss is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shapiro and his team. 

Call us to schedule your appointment! We serve patients in Minneapolis and surrounding areas including Golden Valley, Columbia Heights, Roseville, Richfield, and the greater Minnesota area.   

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