Rachel Chandler, MD, Board-Certified Dermatologist
It’s no secret that hair loss can be a frustrating issue to experience. Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women at some point in their lives. If you’re having new onset hair loss, it’s always important to seek medical attention. There are some medical conditions that are very important to get treated that may have caused the hair loss. In this blog post, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Chandler provides insight on the top two ways to treat hair loss: One over-the-counter option and one in-clinic option.
Over-the-Counter Option to Treat Hair Loss
There are some simple over-the-counter treatment options for hair loss. My top over-the-counter recommendation is “Minoxidil.” Minoxidil comes in both generic brands and name brands, such as Rogaine. I recommend Minoxidil to be applied topically to the scalp 1-2 times per day, which can help stimulate hair growth.
It is important to note that stimulating hair growth does take time. Minoxidil products take several months to work, so be sure to have patience.
PRFM: In-Clinic Treatment Option to Treat Hair Loss
Here at our dermatology clinic in Midland, Texas, we offer PRFM to help with hair loss. PRFM, or “Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix,” uses your body’s own “growth factors” to stimulate your hair follicles to help regrow hair. Learn more about PRFM for treating hair loss on this link.
During the PRFM process, we take some of your own blood, “spin” the blood down, and pull out the growth factors from your blood. After this process, we inject the growth factors back into the areas of hair loss. The injection stimulates those dormant hair follicles, or the hair follicles that are not currently growing, to help them regrow hair and start growing hair more actively again.
Similarly to Minoxidil, PRFM also takes some time to start working. You can expect to begin seeing results about 4-6 weeks from your treatment, but it does take about 3-4 months before you will see the results you were looking for. It’s important to note that hair loss treatments may not work well for everyone, and we can help you determine whether a treatment is recommended.
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Rachel Chandler, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and practices general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology here at Midland Dermatology in Midland, Texas. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chandler, or any of the providers at Midland Dermatology, please call 432-689-2512.