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Does Hair Restoration Hurt

09 May, 2023 | Return|

Are you struggling with hair loss or thinning hair? If so, you're not alone. Hair loss affects millions of people worldwide and can be a challenging experience to navigate. Fortunately, effective treatments are available, and you can find the answers you need at Integrative Medicine of Idaho in Boise with Dr. Mary.

What is the Most Common Type of Hair Restoration?

The most common type of hair restoration is hair transplant or extraction, also known as follicular unit extraction (FUE). This procedure involves removing hair follicles from a donor area and transplanting them to the balding or thinning area of the scalp. While the procedure is generally done under local anesthesia, it can still cause some discomfort afterward.

Patients will typically require post-op pain medication, and the treated area may need to be bandaged to aid in the healing process. Additionally, there is a risk of infection, and antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed to help prevent this.

To top it all off, one of the major drawbacks of hair transplant or extraction is that it can take up to six to twelve months for patients to recover fully. During this time, the transplanted follicles can detach if too much pressure is accidentally put on the area during the healing process. Patients must also wait before they can start styling their hair again.

What Type of Hair Restoration is Completely Painless?

Fortunately, there is a type of hair restoration that is completely painless: ultrasound-based hair restoration. Unlike traditional hair transplant or extraction, this method does not require needles or anesthesia. Additionally, there is no risk of scalp scars or trauma, making it a safer and less invasive option.

Many will claim their hair transplant treatment is painless, but hair restoration treatment is truly painless only if it is done with ultrasound-based technology. The Alma TED™ is a particularly effective ultrasound-based hair restoration treatment. Each treatment takes only 20-25 minutes, and patients typically require only four quick treatments to achieve the desired results.

What is the Best Ultrasound-Based Hair Restoration Treatment?

The Alma TED™ is a non-invasive hair restoration treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate hair growth. Unlike traditional hair restoration procedures, it requires no anesthesia or incisions. During the treatment, ultrasonic waves make room for the patented serum to be absorbed into the scalp.

Said serum promotes blood flow and encourages healthy hair follicle growth. The painless procedure requires no downtime so patients can resume their daily activities immediately. Many patients even report the treatment to be fairly relaxing!

Experience Dr. Mary’s Integrative Approach to Hair Restoration

If you're struggling with hair loss, consider Alma TED ultrasound hair restoration for a painless, non-invasive solution. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you achieve your hair restoration goals!

Integrative Medicine of Idaho offers so much more! One of the major benefits of choosing an integrative doctor like Dr. Mary for hair restoration is that patients have the option to maximize their results by investigating other issues in the body that might be causing hair loss. For example, hormone imbalances or nutrient deficiencies can contribute to hair loss. By addressing these underlying issues, patients can achieve peak wellness and see better results from their hair restoration treatment.

Don't wait any longer to regain confidence and feel good about your appearance!