Hair restoration thru medical and surgical methods are common solutions for people suffering from hair loss in the Philippines. Between medical and surgical hair restoration methods, surgical treatment has a higher success rate and the results are clearly visible.
However, patients tend to avoid surgical hair restoration procedures because of the expensive price and surgical anxiety (tomophobia) regardless if it’s done by the best doctors in reputable hair clinics the Philippines has to offer.
Thankfully there are non-invasive options available for those who want an affordable and guaranteed painless experience.
Tomophobes can rest easy since non-invasive actually means there’s no surgery involved. You’ll find most of these procedures available in Hair restoration clinics around the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila.
Here are your options.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
This is a process that uses microneedles to put pigment into the scalp. It’s pretty much like getting a tattoo and it creates an appearance of a fully styled hair. It isn’t exactly a method to restore your hair, but it’s helping you out aesthetically. It simply replicates your natural hair follicles while adding density to thinning areas.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma procedure is mainly done to amplify the natural growth factors of your body necessary to repair tissue from wounds, tendon tears, and arthritis pain. Now, it’s being used to regrow hair by injecting it into the scalp with a small needle. The growth factors will help stimulate and even create new hair follicles.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
This procedure is the most affordable of the bunch but the results don’t show immediately. As said by WebMD, It may encourage more hair follicles to grow, speed up cell reproduction, or improve how cells work.
Low-level lasers doesn’t get hot so it’s a guarantee it won’t hurt nor burn your scalp. It boosts blood flow to your hair roots, giving them the nutrients needed for growth.
This hair restoration method is convenient and simple enough to do. You can visit a doctor to get a treatment or do it at home using a laser comb which you can buy in retail stores around the Philippines or even online.
If it works, you’ll see thicker hair in about 6 months just like other medical treatments. The only real downside to this type of treatment is that it won’t work if you’re already bald.
Consult and Choose
If there’s anyone who knows what’s best for your hair and scalp, it’s a dermatologist. Try to get a consultation to find the best solution.
You can always try using a laser comb (LLLT) since there’s virtually no harm in trying it. If you don’t see any significant changes, you may get an appointment for either a scalp micropigmentation procedure or PRP hair treatment.
You have flexible options to choose from, so take your time and decide what you want to try.