New Ultrasound Technology Replaces Injections for Popular Hair Loss Remedies
By Michael Kanosky, MD, FACS, Owner, Mississippi Hair Restoration, Ridgeland, Mississippi
Recently I have introduced to my patients to a revolutionary, noninvasive, needle-free delivery system to replace injections employed to apply three of the most popular and effective therapies to treat hair loss. I am trying to be at the forefront of the latest innovations.
For patients with alopecia or thinning hair, this new ultrasound technology replaces injection therapy, We’re getting stellar results with zero pain and no needles.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I treat alopecia and thinning hair with platelet-rich plasma, copper peptides, proprietary serums, and infrared light therapies. I also perform one-day follicular unit hair transplants.
I am excited to be one of the first physicians who specializes in hair restoration making this new painless technology available. The process uses an “ultrasound” handpiece to massage a serum into the scalp where it penetrates the first layers of skin to put the medicine directly on the hair follicles.
The procedures take 30-60 minutes. There is no downtime, needle pricks, blood, or discomfort. Typically, four to six monthly treatments are recommended.
The unique ultrasound method can be more effective than the previous injection technique as it massages medicine directly into the layer of skin where the hair follicles reside. Plus, it can be utilized by the physician and specially trained nurses or technicians maximizing the office time the physician has to see more patients. Furthermore, the ultrasound system can also be used for aesthetic procedures, extending the list of services offered in the office or clinic.
Patients describe the ultrasound methodology as “surprisingly relaxing.” It is successful for both men and women of all skin types. Effective for all genres of alopecia, it also is used to thicken facial hair like eyebrows and beards. There is no pain, no discomfort and no downtime.
Any combination of serums can be administered including proprietary blends and plant-based, hormone-free serum. New serums on the market are specifically formulated to promote hair growth and support scalp health. Plus, companion formulas are also available for at-home daily application.