We’ll Help You Regain Your Hair & Your Confidence
At Virginia Surgical Center, we understand how hair loss can affect many parts of your life. That’s why we offer a variety of hair loss solutions, including non-surgical hair loss procedures at our McLean, VA location. We understand that many patients do not want to undergo the invasiveness of a surgical procedure and are here to educate them about how our non-surgical options can produce similar results. We have a variety of non-surgical options including low-level laser therapy, alternative hair loss therapies, hair growth supplements, hair probiotics, and stress adaptogens. If you’re interested in learning more about our hair loss solutions, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule a free consultation.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss often happens without warning, leaving you wondering what caused the issue. The truth is, many factors play a role in hair loss, and yours may be caused by one or many factors. Our team will work to identify the cause of your hair loss, as this can be important information when deciding which hair replacement procedure to use. Some of the most common causes of hair loss include:
- Genetics: The most common cause of hair loss lies within your family history. Androgenic alopecia, or male- or female-pattern baldness, is a hereditary condition passed down genetically, causing gradual hair loss.
- Hormonal Changes: Changes in hormone levels due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid problems can cause permanent or temporary hair loss.
- Illness: Many illnesses or medical conditions, such as those related to the immune system, can cause hair loss in both men and women.
- Medications: Many medications, especially those used to treat cancer, arthritis, depression, and others, can cause hair loss as a side effect.
Common Misconceptions About Hair Loss
For many years, schools have wrongly taught that hair loss is inherited from the mother’s father. However, that idea has now been disproven by medical science. We now know that baldness genes are passed down from both sides of the family. The genes can skip generations and are completely random in terms of which family members they affect. For example, it’s not uncommon for one sibling to keep a full head of hair while another may begin experiencing severe thinning in their early twenties.
Our Non-Surgical Hair Loss Solution & How It Works
As mentioned above, we offer many non-surgical hair loss solutions for patients who do not wish to go through the process of surgery. One of the non-surgical hair loss treatments we utilize is called Laser Tek 12000 Therapy. It is an effective, non-surgical, drug-free solution for hair loss and thinning hair and can even be used in patients who have undergone surgical procedures and want to further aid hair growth. This procedure uses a cold laser that does not have the thermal components other lasers which cut, burn, or vaporize tissue utilize. Rather, the cold laser acts as a form of photo-therapy, providing nourishment to damaged hair follicles in the form of light energy. Laser hair therapy can help your hair look healthier and fuller and reduce the appearance of thinning. Though some patients use this therapy in combination with hair transplant surgery, it is also an effective treatment on its own. This makes it a great option for those who don’t want to undergo surgery.
Who Can Benefit from Hair Restoration?
Our hair restoration services can benefit nearly anyone suffering from hair loss. The hair restoration procedures we utilize at Virginia Surgical Center, including our laser therapy, alternative hair loss therapies, and hair growth supplements, are equally effective at treating both men and women. Because heredity is the most common cause of hair loss, each person is affected differently. This means the solutions will have to be tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Our team is here to determine the best non-surgical hair loss treatment for you.
What to Expect During Hair Restoration?
Our laser therapy non-surgical hair restoration procedure is very simple and easy. However, it’s important to understand the process involves several sessions to achieve optimum results. Each session will last only 20 minutes, and you can return right to your daily activities afterward. Because we use a cold laser for this procedure, you won’t feel much or any sensation from the laser light, which ensures comfort throughout the process. The length of your program will vary depending on the severity of your hair loss, but most programs are at least two months. You’ll have a session every week and will likely see results within three to six weeks.
Is Hair Restoration Permanent?
After completing your laser therapy program and achieving your desired results, regular maintenance is required to retain your hair growth. Our team usually recommends one to two hair therapy sessions a month to maintain your results. You can also use a laser hair comb at home one to two times a week to continue helping your hair grow.
The Benefits of Non-Surgical Hair Replacement
If you’re weighing your options about which hair replacement option is best for your situation, you have a lot to consider. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option, but both will provide effective results. We encourage you to consider the following benefits of non-surgical hair replacement:
- Non-Invasive: Surgical solutions require semi-invasive tactics at the donor site. The strips of donor’s hair will have to be cut from this site and transplanted to the thinning area, which requires punctures to be made in the skin.
- No Healing Time: Because our non-surgical option uses a laser and does not require cutting at the donor site, there is no healing time required. This means you can get right back to your daily life.
- No Concerns about Scarring: Though scarring with hair transplant is minimal, there is still a chance you’ll have a visible scar, especially if you keep your hair very short. You won’t have to worry about that with our laser treatment.
Why Choose Virginia Surgical Center?
When choosing a team to complete your hair restoration, you want to be sure you choose one with experience. Virginia Surgical Center is the team you want to complete your hair restoration. We have a team of skilled and experienced professionals who will be able to identify the cause of your hair loss and determine which of our treatments will properly address it. Please reach out to us today if you have any questions or you would like to schedule a free hair restoration consultation. We are even available to complete online and in person consultations.