hair-loss-solution

Solutions to Thinning Hair And Balding: Hair Transplant And PRP

There are many different causes of hair loss from anemia, illnesses and infections, stress, crash dieting etc. but the most common hair loss problem is caused by genetics. There is a high possibility that you may have a family member (whether mother or father’s side of the family) that have a hereditary type of hair loss which we all Androgenetic alopecia.

Both men and women can be affected by hair loss. We call them Male Pattern hair loss (MPHL) or Female Pattern hair loss (FPHL). The extent of the hair loss will depend on the extent of hair loss in the family. Some people have it earlier in life than others. Some have minimal thinning of hair whereas others have extensive hair loss and balding.

There are various treatments for hair loss but the standard treatments are still medical treatments using topical Minoxidil and oral Finasteride. Other supportive treatments include LLLT (low level laser treatments), herbal hair treatments, use of hair fibers that camouflage thinning hairs and wigs/weaves.

Hair transplant surgery is also one of the most important ways of restoring hair that has been lost. The latest technologies and techniques in hair transplantation are much refined from its humble beginnings of hair plugs and ugly “dolls head” results. Today’s hair transplant surgery transfers your strong hairs individually in their normal hair follicle units onto your thinning/balding scalp with a technique that ensures results looking as natural as possible.

Aside from hair transplant surgery, several researches have proven the use of PRP injection (Platelet rich plasma) on patients with MPHL causing significant hair growth. This technique entails a simple blood extraction and taking a part of the blood (platelets) to be injected onto the scalp using the smallest needle. These platelets were found to contain Growth Factors that stimulate hair regrowth.

Dr Anthony John Samonte Training at Tachikawa Institute

In an effort to improve patient care, Dr Anthony John Samonte, Medical Director of Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics Philippines, went on an intensive training at Tachikawa Institute with one of Shinagawa Skin clinic’s esteemed cosmetic surgeon, Dr Tetsuyuki Wada.

Dr. Samonte had a hands-on experience in the Shinagawa way of innovative procedures & techniques with the mentorship of Dr. Wada. “I had a very fruitful and informative days while working with Dr. Wada. I had the privilege of learning new thread techniques, transconjunctival blepharoplasty, facial liposuction, fillers and botulinum toxin use”Doc Anthony John Samonte

Here are the advanced medical techniques of cosmetic procedures that they’re using in Japan:

1) New thread face lift technique. This is a recommended cosmetic treatment for sagging cheeks and laugh lines. With the new technique, the thread is inserted on the the targeted area for best results. It’s an instant way to have a fresh and less tired look without undergoing a surgery.

2) Minimal invasive lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Uses a different method in removing eyebag through transconjunctival lower-eyelid technique. With this technique, the excess skin is removed by accessing the fat from inside the eyelid instead of cutting through muscle and septum intact which is the case in normal blepharoplasty. With this, there is a minimal scars, and downtime.

3) Facial contouring using liposuction. Overweight or not, there maybe fat on your face and neck that you want to remove. This fat can be removed permanently through facial liposuction. The technique uses cannula which is connected to a suction pump to do the fat cells extraction. It is a safe cosmetic treatment for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation with minimal downtime.

With these new medical procedures, Dr Samonte is confident that he is using the best technique and procedures applied to patients here in the Philippines. For cosmetic doctors, the satisfaction of their patients is their fulfillment. With that, they never stop learning just to give their patients the best possible aesthetic procedure.