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Hair Loss Medication vs Hair Transplants?

Dr. Heil offers a wide range of advanced restoration treatments, including the most effective, safe medications available in the USA. If you are struggling with hair loss, balding, or thinning hair, you want to be confident that your treatment will produce results you can see and feel. We customize hair restoration to match the needs of the individual, including several hair loss medications that may be prescribed as a single treatment, or part of a more comprehensive hair restoration treatment.

When Is It Better To Use Hair Restoration Medication Rather Than Hair Transplants?

A consultation to evaluate your current condition reveal the most effective treatment, but in many cases of early hair loss, a medication may be a first step.


What Are My Options?

What is Viviscal Professional?

Viviscal Professional is a drug-free supplement that provides the body with the nutrients it needs to produce stronger, healthier strands of hair. The formula includes AminoMar Marine Complex to trigger natural hair growth.

Is Viviscal Professional a Drug?

No, this is an all-natural, drug-free supplements that has been clinically proven to provide the nutritional support to stimulate hair growth.

Does Viviscal Professional work?

In clinical studies, a majority of people who were on this natural supplement for three months or longer saw noticeable results in hair regrowth.

Should I Try Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is one of the most effective hair restoration medications on the market, and when used as directed, will trigger dormant hair follicles to produce hair.

Does Dr. Heil Use Minoxidil in Hair Restoration?

Dr. Heil is one of the nation’s most effective hair restoration professionals and uses a range of treatments and medications to help those who are living with hair loss, and Minoxidil may be part of a comprehensive treatment.

How Does Minoxidil Work?

It is believed that Minoxidil widens the hair follicles which leads to hair regrowth.

How Long Will It Take Before I See Hair Regrowth With Minoxidil?

When applied as directed, most patients will see the results in about six months, while others may require longer.

Is Minoxidil Safe?

This medication is FDA-approved to treat male pattern baldness and is not an appropriate treatment for a receding hairline. As with any medication, it must be used as directed.

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of male pattern baldness.

How Does Finasteride Work?

This medication works through preventing blocking an enzyme that breaks down testosterone into a natural byproduct called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, the underlying cause of male pattern baldness.

Should I Try Finasteride for Hair Loss?

Every man has a unique situation. The first step is a private consultation so that Dr. Heil can evaluate what is occurring in your case and plan an effective course of treatment.

What is Propecia?

Propecia is an oral medication, rather than topical. One pill per day can help you outsmart nature if you are genetically prograde for male pattern baldness.

Does Propecia Work?

Propecia is a highly-effective medication to trigger hair growth in men. It may take many months or longer for the effect to be seen, but it is a simple treatment – one pill per day.

Should I Try Rogaine?

One of the most recognized of all hair loss treatments, Rogaine, may be an effective treatment. The brand offers two formulas, one for men, and one for women.

Does Rogaine Work?

Rogaine works, but should be started in the early stages of hair loss. It works by extending the natural growth phase of hair follicles, so the hairs produced remain longer.

Should I have Hair Transplants or take Medication?

There is no “one-size-fits-all” in hair restoration. Every person is different in the degree of hair loss, location of the thinning or balding areas, and the treatment that will work best.

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We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to announce we are open for in-office appointments & elective surgeries.

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