Hair Restoration Therapy
is genetic and is called androgenic alopecia. Androgenic alopecia is a genetic condition experienced by both men and women. For men, this condition is also known as “male pattern baldness” and can occur as early as one’s teens. In men, the hairline recedes and hair gradually disappears from the crown and front part of the scalp. For women, “female pattern baldness,” or noticeable thinning of the full scalp, usually occurs in one’s forties or later.
For those suffering from unavoidable genetic baldness, there are some options available to put hair back on their scalps. Some opt for nonsurgical hairpieces like wigs or toupees. Others choose for hair transplantation procedures, in which several skin-grafting sessions are endured to receive satisfactory fullness. Scalp reduction is another surgical method to redistribute hair on the scalp; bald skin is removed so that hair-bearing skin can be stretched to fill part of the head. If surgical procedures are too extreme or costly, the topical solution Rogaine is popularly used, but is considered most effective in preventing hair loss as opposed to promoting new growth. Similarly, Propecia is another medication (taken orally) suggested primarily for the prevention hair loss instead of inciting the growth of new hair.
Affirm offers a unique solution to hair loss with its specialized prescription of bimatoprost. Bimatoprost is most popularly found in Latisse, which is an FDA-approved formula to stimulate eyelash growth. By the same principle, bimatoprost can grow hair in most areas in which it is repeatedly applied. When applied, receptors in the hair follicle are activated to stimulate growth. Multiple clinical trials have shown bimatoprost to be an effective treatment for scalp hair regrowth.