Thinning hair and hair loss in men can often be successfully treated with a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that utilizes your own stem cells to stimulate regrowth. Dr. Leslie Smith uses an advanced Selphyl® and Fibrin matrix to stop hair loss and boost the new growth of dense, natural-looking hair.
How does Selphyl work?
Selphyl uses the powerful growth factors in your own blood to stimulate hair growth in thinning areas. It achieves this by extracting blood from your body, purifying it in a centrifuge and then reinjecting it into the targeted area.
The purification process separates the healing and growth factors from the rest of the blood. This substance is referred to as platelet-rich fibrin matrix, or PRFM, and is considered to be the highest concentration of beneficial growth factors achievable for hair restoration treatment.
When PRFM is injected into thinning areas of the scalp, it encourages the follicles to grow thicker and more dense than before. If you have heard of procedures that use PRP like the vampire facial, PRFM treatment is very similar. The difference between the two is that PRFM is a much more concentrated substance than PRP that provides much better results.
Signs of Hair Loss in Men
There are a range of reasons for male hair loss and thinning hair in men, the most common being Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness. This genetic condition can begin as early as the teen years or early 20’s for some patients and early intervention can reduce the impact on the hairline and overall hair density. Recognizing the common signs of male pattern baldness can help men seek treatment early and help maintain a fuller head of hair.
Common signs of hair loss in men include
- Receding hairline
- Thinning at the crown or back of the head
- Curly hair growing near the ears and nape of the neck
If you notice changes in the thickness or texture of your hair or any of the above-mentioned signs of androgenic alopecia, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith in our Minneapolis office to evaluate the condition of your hair and discuss the need for treatment.
Why is my hair thinning?
Genetics, hormones, medical conditions, medications, radiation, supplements, environmental factors, stress — the list of factors that contribute to your hair loss can go on for pages. But there is one factor that stands far above all the rest: your age.
The typical person loses between 50 and 100 hairs in a single day. That might sound like a lot, but a healthy scalp is more than capable of making up the difference with new hair growth. The problem is that as you get older, your body’s ability to produce new hair declines, and you are left with thinning locks.
Hair Restoration for Men in Minneapolis
Dr. Smith offers men with thinning hair and hair loss a minimally invasive treatment option that leaves no visible scarring and produces naturally growing hair that is stable. Dr. Smith injects a matrix that will support and stimulate the hair follicles for the regrowth of hair.
Hair Restoration FAQ
How many treatments are needed?
Dr. Smith will typically recommend a series of 3 treatments a month apart.
When are results noticeable?
Patients will begin to see results in 4-6 weeks and will continue to experience hair growth and thickening for the next several months. View results in our before and after gallery.
Am I a candidate for hair restoration using Selphyl?
Dr. Smith will meet with you to evaluate the condition of your hair and determine if this type of treatment will meet your needs. Patients who are already bald are not considered good candidates for this type of treatment. Those with moderately thinning hair or early changes in the hairline will typically experience the best results.
Is Selphyl hair restoration safe?
This minimally invasive treatment uses a patient’s own blood which minimizes risks and side effects.
Is Selphyl hair restoration painful?
Most patients report little to no discomfort during their treatment and return to their normal daily routine immediately afterward.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about hair restoration for men offered in our Minneapolis cosmetic office, contact us to schedule a consultation. We offer confidential, personalized care for your needs. Call 952-460-1970 or request a consultation online.