Understanding Regenerative Medicine For Hair Restoration - Dr. Anil Shah
About Hair Growth Medications
Hair loss is a widespread concern across many ages and demographics, and there are a number of solutions that could help slow, stop, or even reverse the process if the signs are caught early. Typically, oral and topical medication can be used to combat early-stage hair loss. At Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, our board-certified surgeons are pleased to offer patients access to beneficial medical solutions. During your confidential appointment with Dr. Anil Shah or Dr. Sameea Chughtai, they will assess the condition of your scalp, determine your degree of hair loss, learn about the cause of your thinning or balding, and work with you to determine which hair growth medication could work best for you. Hair loss medication can also be paired with other services to help encourage follicle strengthening and produce comprehensive results.
Hair Growth Medications Reviews
"If you want to pay extra and be a number.... for an Artas hair restoration process - check out all the expensive billboards in and around the city (you know their patients are paying for that star power, right?). If you are looking for the premier Artas boutique in Chicago - managed by TWO doctors - look no further. My experience and results were amazing!! If I wanted a recommendation on peanuts or beer I’d trust a famous Chicago celeb. Since I wanted the best, hands down, plastic surgeon to handle my hairline (using better technology and beyond amazing assistants/staff) I trusted Dr. Shah’s office and - am thrilled. Thanks Dr. Shah. You and your office is - simply put - a gem!!"- J. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"A friend recommended Dr. Shah for a hair transplant. Probably one of the best decisions I ever made. A year ago, I was pretty bummed about how I looked with my hair. I'm in my late 30s but my hair loss made me look like I was 50. And I hated the way I looked with my head shaved. I flew in from California to see Dr. Shah and his team and right off the bat I felt like I can trust this team with my hair. Procedure was pretty painless. I was napping most of the time. And that robot? Color me impressed. I've heard that doctors estimate a high number of grafts needed and the low number of usable grafts actually transplanted. From what I understand, hair follicles can be cut while extracting and that makes them unusable. With Dr. Shah, they estimated 800 grafts needed for the transplant and actually had 798 used. Only two follicles weren't usable! That's just amazing! Anyway, a year later and a follow-up, I actually look and feel my age. This was such a boost to my confidence. Thank you Dr. Shah and his hair team!"- H.B. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
"I underwent a hair transplant procedure with Dr. Shah 8 months ago. The procedure utilized the Artas Robotic transplant system. Additionally, it included a PRP, or platelet rich plasma treatment that helps rejuvenate my thinning hair on my crown and help with growth of the donor and transplant sites. The procedures themselves and the staff was outstanding. Once the transplanted hair started growing I was absolutely amazed at the results. The best part is my hair continues to get thicker! I cut my hair from the donor site in back of my head a few months ago down to a clipper size 2 and you cant see any remnant of the procedure. I would highly recommend this procedure with Dr. Shah and his talented staff to anyone considering this."- D.S. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"Hair Restoration - I have had a very positive experience with Dr. Anil Shah doing a hair restoration using the Artas Robot. Excellent experience with the staff from front desk, to taking blood for PRP, to the day procedure as everything went exactly as they had told me. I had no pain and the recovery was very fast as I was back to work the next day. Results have been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Anil Shah and the Artas robit."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2019
"Treating Alopecia Areata (sudden hair loss) - One morning I noticed a large bald spot just behind my hairline — I’ve never experienced hair loss before. Since I’m healthy with no genetic history of Alphesia Areata I was very confused and terrified with this sudden hair loss. I did some research and found out that severe stress can trigger Alephesia Areata. Last month I did experience a traumatic event, and so I believe this is what caused my symptoms to progress. I needed the most effective treatment because my hair wouldn’t stop falling that week, even when brushing my fingers through it. I made an appointment at Aesthetic Scalp with Dr. Chughtai. She recommended Kenalog injections and PRP treatments, to help reactivate the hair follicles. I’m confident that my scalp and hair will get better in time with Dr. Chughtai & Dr. Shah’s help."- C. / RealSelf / Aug 04, 2019
AM I A CANDIDATE?
To learn whether you're a good candidate for hair growth medication, you'll first need to attend a consultation with one of our board-certified doctors. Selecting the right solution is extremely important since some medications are better suited to people of certain genders, hair types, and reasons for hair loss. At your appointment, we'll ask about your medical past and family history, as well as what other medications you may be taking, to determine which product is best for you. In many cases, the best candidates for hair growth medications are those who are in the earlier stages of hair loss.
HAIR GROWTH medications we offer
At Aesthetic Scalp, we offer a range of hair-growth medications that can be taken orally or applied to the scalp topically. The medication that works best for you depends on your gender, hair type, medical history, and other factors. Some of the solutions we offer include:
- Minoxidil is a topical medication that stimulates hair growth for male pattern baldness. It is not used to treat a receding hairline or balding on the front of the scalp for men.
- Finasteride is an oral medication that addresses hair loss in men. The drug has shown to be ineffective for women, so only men are prescribed this medication.
- Dutasteride is can treat enlarged prostates and has an off-label use as a medication to prevent hair loss. Like finasteride, this oral drug is not prescribed to women as it is ineffective for them.
- Viviscal Professional is a commonly suggested hair growth supplement that is readily available from dermatologists and other practices. The supplement will not grow new hair, but it can strengthen existing hair follicles and promote stronger, healthier hair.
- Customized formulas may also be offered by our doctors and created at compounding pharmacies to be applied topically to the scalp and address your unique case of hair loss. These include formula 82F, formula 82S, and formula 82M.
What to Expect
When you are prescribed a hair growth medication, it's important to take or use the product as directed by our board-certified doctors. Drs. Shah and Chughtai will work closely with you over the coming months to ensure that the medication works as it should. We may adjust your dosage as needed, depending on how the medications work. In many cases, we can offer hair growth drugs alongside other services, including PRP therapy, FUE (follicular unit extraction), and others. If you notice any unusual or worrying side effects, we encourage you to get in touch with our Chicago office as soon as you can.
EASY AND ACCESSIBLE RESTORATIVE OPTIONS
If you've noticed thinning hair or bald spots throughout your scalp but aren't ready to have hair restoration surgery (such as FUE), then oral or topical medications could provide some relief. Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago is proud to offer patients access to a range of advanced drugs that can slow, stop, or sometimes even reverse hair loss and strengthen hair follicles in the process. Call our office and schedule your appointment with Drs. Shah or Chughtai to learn more.
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