Many women suffer from hair loss as well as men. Stress, hormones, medication, and nutrition can cause loss of hair strength and growth, among many other factors. Unfortunately, this can have a devastating effect on confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life. This is why Dr. Shim Ching offers state-of-the-art female hair restoration treatments in Honolulu, Hawaii.
What hair restoration technique is right for me?
In order to know exactly which hair restoration treatment is right for your specific areas of concern, Dr. Ching will need to examine your hair and scalp, and discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals with you. This is why it’s important to schedule a consultation. Below are the female hair restoration methods that we offer.
Hair transplant surgery
Hair transplant surgery is a technique that uses your very own hair for restoration. It has proven to be effective. At Hair Restoration Hawaii, we use the following different methods for hair transplant surgery:
The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant
The ARTAS® robotic hair transplant is performed by a technologically advanced machine, assisted by a physician, to identify and select your optimal hairs for transplanting. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that works with great precision, speed, and accuracy for optimal results. The ARTAS preserves the natural look of your donor area, and once transplanted, your new hair will begin to grow in about 6 months.
FUT hair transplant surgery
An FUT (follicular unit transplantation) or “strip method” hair transplant is the traditional method for hair restoration surgery. This technique takes a very small, thin strip of tissue from the back of the head, where you have extra tissue, and transplants the hairs on it. The wound is then closed, leaving a small scar behind. An FUT procedure takes a bit longer to perform and to recover from, but it also usually achieves better results, because more hairs are able to be transplanted.
FUE hair transplant surgery
Hair follicles usually house 1 to 4 hairs. Instead of removing strips of hair bearing skin like an FUT hair transplant does, an FUE (follicle unit extraction) hair transplant removes each follicular unit separately. This method can be done manually by a surgeon, or it can be performed by the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant machine.
PRP hair restoration
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) hair restoration utilizes your body’s own plasma to promote hair restoration. Our plasma contains platelets, which contain natural growth factors. For this method of hair restoration, your blood will be drawn, then separated from the plasma, which will then be injected into the area where hair is thinning. The plasma’s growth factors help new hair growth to occur.
Laser hair restoration treatment
For laser hair restoration, lasers are applied directly to the scalp. The laser’s energy triggers your red blood cells, which results in oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the area of thinning hair and the follicles.
Propecia is an FDA approved oral medication designed to treat female pattern hair loss. It is a tablet to be taken once a day, and must be prescribed by a doctor.
Rogaine is an FDA approved topical product that is applied to the scalp. It has been proven to help with hair growth.
Hairpiece, wig, or hair extensions
In some cases, we also offer hairpieces, wigs, or hair extensions for patients who are suffering from hair loss or thinning. These each have the ability to help individuals regain their confidence.