FUE: How Does It Compare to Your Hair Loss Solutions?


How Does It Compare to Your Hair Loss Solutions?

Dr. Cory Torgerson’s FUE patients usually have a few things in common. Like everyone seeking a hair transplant in Toronto, FUE patients suffer from thinning hair, a receding hairline, or bald spots. They can be male or female, any ethnicity, and almost any age. For patients who are prone to androgenic alopecia, hair loss solutions, including FUE, can become relevant as early as their 20s. Short for follicular unit extraction, FUE represents the most advanced hair transplantation method. FUE hair transplants can permanently restore hair by relocating individual follicle grafts on the scalp. Keep reading to find out how . . .

There are other popular hair loss remedies available as well. Many are non-surgical, and some are non-invasive. So how do they stack up? Dr. Torgerson’s FUE patients also choose some of the leading alternatives to customize their hair growth protocol. We’ll explain how each of these works below. The best way to learn about your options and customize your hair loss intervention is to schedule a consultation with a hair specialist. You’re welcome to visit the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.

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& Other Hair Loss Solutions

There are numerous factors that contribute to hair loss, but people most commonly visit the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic because of genetic androgenic alopecia. Aside from the progressive, hereditary balding that affects so many men (and a significant number of women), there are lifestyle and health reasons to lose hair too.

One such cause is stress. A period of profound stress or emotional trauma, an operation, serious illness, or deprivation dieting can all trigger hair loss. Some medical conditions, nutrient deficiencies, and medications also lead to hair thinning or bald patches. The good news is that many of these fallout phases are temporary. Once the cause is treated, hair tends to grow back.

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An exception would be traction alopecia, which results from tight hairstyles and continual scalp tension. If the cause is removed, hair can grow back fully, but sometimes follicle damage is permanent due to prolonged tension. FUE presents a lasting way to restore hair when hair loss is permanent.

If the client doesn’t wish to undergo surgery or they’re not a good candidate, other treatments can help improve scalp health, encourage hair growth, and create optimal conditions for restoration. Here are a few of our favourites at the THTC:

Toppik fibres work by creating an instant illusion of fuller, denser hair growth. The product washes out, so it needs to be applied every day, but it is a fast, easy way to make the hair appear denser.

A popular, topical medication is called minoxidil. It’s available in 2 forms – a foam or a liquid that can be applied to the top of the scalp. Minoxidil can slow or prevent hair loss. However, it isn’t approved for treating the frontal or temporal area of the scalp, just the crown. Aside from daily application and ongoing expense, another drawback for this option is the total loss of results once the treatment is discontinued. Some Toronto FUE patients continue using minoxidil after their surgery to reinforce their hair retention.

Finasteride, commonly known as Proscar or Propecia, is a medication taken by mouth that can stop hair loss. *Potential side effects for this drug include an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, heart issues, or erectile dysfunction and a loss of libido.* As with other drug therapies for hair loss, once the treatment is discontinued, the results reverse, unfortunately.

Scalp light therapy uses a specialized spectrum of light to stimulate hair growth and follicle health under the surface. LLLT doesn’t prevent hair loss, but it has proven useful to boost the thicker, denser growth of the hair you have. LLLT works well in combination with hair transplant surgery like FUE to prompt rapid healing and optimal results.

This hair growth supplement utilizes advanced science to nourish hairs at the root with therapeutic botanicals and biotechnology. Feed the source of hair health by providing nourishment from within. Hair nutraceutical solutions offer a beautiful complement to FUE hair transplants or effective scalp maintenance on their own.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) for hair growth. At THTC, we often support the dramatic results of FUE with added PRP injections. This intensive growth serum is created from a patient’s blood, with the platelets extracted and concentrated. The solution, injected at the hair roots, helps patients heal faster after surgery and stimulates follicles with natural, powerful growth factors.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant procedure that Toronto men and women choose for placing actively growing follicles back where they’re needed. People who’ve permanently lost hair may consider this restorative technique if they have sufficient available donor hair to transplant. Small, circular punch incisions are made in the scalp to remove follicle roots along with a micro-segment of the surrounding scalp. This tiny graft is then relocated to the recipient site and implanted through a thin slit. The incisions are incredibly small and shallow, so they close quickly and don’t require stitches. They’re so small, in fact, that the little round white scars are barely detectable once healed.

Masterful hair transplant professionals can remove FUE hair grafts in a randomized and well-diffused manner from the donor site, leaving no trace of a procedure visible to the naked eye. FUE transplant patients can wear their hair short if they wish and forego the long scalp scar related to FUT procedures of the past.

FUE hair transplants offer minimal downtime, a more comfortable recovery, natural-looking results, and no visible scars. The effects of fuller, thicker hair and reclaimed hairlines last as long as the natural life of the follicle transplant. These donor hairs are harvested from areas of the head that are naturally DHT-resistant. That means that these hairs resist falling out like the hair at the crown, and when the hairs are relocated, they bring that resistance with them. Dr. Torgerson’s FUE hair transplant procedures deliver over 90% effectiveness in most cases and often higher, so patient satisfaction is also exceptionally high.

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Could Toronto FUE for hair loss be right for you? You’re invited to a no-obligation consultation with our hair specialists to discuss your goals and learn about the possibilities. The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic offers numerous hair restoration treatments, including the most advanced FUE techniques available, to ensure optimal outcomes. Your personal plan will be created just for you based on your needs. We look forward to meeting you and helping you take the next steps toward restored hair.

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