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Your nonsurgical hair restoration journey begins with a complimentary consultation with one of our providers, who will recommend the best treatment options for you, such as minoxidil or finasteride. These options are accessible and affordable, with a monthly subscription of $30 per medication taken for about six months or more until you reach your hair restoration goals (you can cancel your subscription anytime). Additionally, our 2-day shipping is free and discreet, making this an easy option for your hair restoration goals.

Why Transplant Hawaii for nonsurgical hair restoration in Hawaii?

We’re an international leader in medical hair restoration and transplant, both surgical and nonsurgical. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching offers the best hair transplantation approach available, as well as his artistic vision and scientific methodology. Set up your Complimentary Consultation, Virtual or In-Person, to learn more about nonsurgical hair restoration in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Non-surgical hair restoration with Minoxidil

Minoxidil is one of two FDA-approved treatments for male pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia. It was initially designed as an oral pill for hypertension, but it is rarely used because patients could not tolerate the side effects, one of which was unwanted hair growth. This sparked studying minoxidil in a topical form that retains the positive impact of stopping hair loss and, in some cases, even regrowing hair that they lost. The topical minoxidil is better tolerated and does not have the same effects as when taken by mouth.

The topical hair restoration method increases the length of the growth phase of hair follicles and the size of hair follicles, which dictates the thickness and diameter of the hair that grows out of the follicle. Minoxidil relaxes the smooth muscle in blood vessel walls causing them to widen and increase blood flow. Available in 2% and 5% strengths, minoxidil is the generic form of Rogaine®. Both strengths are FDA-approved for use in men, and the 2% strength is also FDA-approved for use in women.

Minoxidil was studied and found to be effective at stopping or slowing down hair loss at the crown of the scalp for younger men who have been experiencing progressive hair loss for fewer than five years. However, even when started early, minoxidil is more likely to stop hair loss than to regrow hair. While hair regrowth can occur, it is more common to stop or slow hair loss than to see hair regrowth.

Interestingly, in the first few months of minoxidil, fine hair loss may occur before being replaced by thicker, more mature hairs. Keep in mind that daily use of minoxidil is essential to maintain results.

Ideal candidates for non-surgical hair restoration

  • Individuals who are noticing their hair thining 
  • Individuals who want thicker hair
  • Those looking for a more affordable option for hair restoration
  • Individuals who have received a hair transplant and want to keep their hair thick and full 
  • Those who have hair loss that is not caused by a medical condition

Non-surgical hair restoration with topical finasteride

Finasteride is the generic form of the brand Propecia® that blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT, the hormone that causes male pattern hair loss. DHT is also responsible for the growth of the prostate leading to benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Because finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, the medication blocks DHT to slow or reverse hair loss while progressively shrinking the prostate.

Finasteride is used in the 1 mg dose to treat male pattern baldness and the 5 mg dose to treat symptoms of BPH, and it works better if it is started earlier in the hair loss process. This is because, during the balding process, permanent changes in the scalp occur, which prevent any hair regrowth. However, finasteride is still effective at preventing further hair loss once your body reaches that point.

Research has shown that finasteride prevented further hair loss in 83% of men who took it for two years, and 66% experienced some hair regrowth. Based on the studies:

  - 83% of men balding at the crown of the head prevented further hair loss

  - 70% of men with hairline recession had further hair loss prevented

Finasteride is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children.

Non-surgical hair restoration: PRP and IV Therapy

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment. Your blood is drawn from your arm and put into a centrifuge to be separated into three layers. One of these layers is platelet-rich plasma, which is injected into areas of your scalp that require increased hair growth.

These injections trigger and maintain natural hair growth by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle and the hair shaft's thickness. PRP therapy for nonsurgical hair restoration can be combined with other hair loss procedures or medications to produce the best results.

Most PRP therapy requires three treatments four to six weeks apart, and maintenance treatments are needed every four to six months.

IV therapy features a vitamin infusion that helps strengthen and promote healthy hair. Vitamin deficiency can reduce hair growth or cause the hair follicles to cease production, causing hair thinning and baldness. Increasing your vitamin intake promotes hair growth and improves the health of your hair follicles and strands. However, on average, the body absorbs only 10% of vitamins and minerals in supplement form.

Vitamin infusions are a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants delivered through an IV drip straight into your bloodstream, so your body absorbs 100% of the nutritional value. The specific vitamins included in these infusions can be tailored to suit your particular needs, the most common of which include: Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Zinc, Iron and Anti-oxidants.

Benefits from vitamin infusion therapy

Many patients report immediate benefits from vitamin infusion therapy. Because the body absorbs 100% of the vitamin-rich solution, you’ll feel refreshed, invigorated, and energized. Long-term benefits of vitamin infusion therapy include:

- Improvement in a range of conditions
- Increased hair growth
- Improved skin health

Vitamin infusion therapy is best for people who have only recently begun to notice hair loss. While vitamin infusion can strengthen your existing hair if you have sustained hair loss due to pattern balding, it is unlikely to stop it from falling out.

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