Hair Restoration

Hair Restoration vs. Hair Replacement

Hair loss is an undeniable concern for both men and women, impacting self-esteem and confidence. The emotional toll can be significant, whether hormones, stress, or genetics trigger hair loss. 

Coastal Aesthetics, recognizing the limitations of invasive hair replacement, is pleased to offer the most advanced hair restoration treatments available today, such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and Alma TED. Both options deliver natural, long-lasting results for men and women struggling with hair loss.

The Complex Causes of Hair Loss

The myriad causes of hair loss include hormonal fluctuations, stress, genetics, aging, and accidents. Contrary to popular belief, women often grapple with hair loss, experiencing thinning, brittle strands, and increased shedding.

Coastal Aesthetics addresses this diversity by offering superior hair restoration treatments for both men and women.

What’s The Difference Between Hair Restoration vs. Hair Replacement?

The main differences between hair restoration and hair replacement revolve around their approaches to addressing hair loss. Hair restoration employs non-surgical techniques to stimulate natural growth and enhance overall hair health, while hair replacement relies on surgical procedures to transplant hair follicles and create new growth in areas of hair loss. 

The choice between the two often depends on factors like the severity of hair loss, individual preferences, and the desired level of invasiveness.

Hair Restoration

  • Hair restoration predominantly involves non-surgical methods to stimulate natural hair growth or enhance existing hair.
  • Hair restoration focuses on stimulating the natural growth of existing hair follicles. These procedures encourage the health and vitality of existing hair, promoting thicker and fuller growth.
  • Hair restoration methods typically use non-invasive techniques, such as topical applications, medications, laser therapy, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. 
  • The emphasis is on improving overall hair health, addressing factors like scalp condition, blood circulation, and the health of existing hair follicles.
  • Results from hair restoration may take time, and the priority is on gradual improvement in the quality and appearance of the existing hair.

Hair Replacement

  • Hair replacement primarily involves surgical methods to address hair loss. Common procedures include hair transplantation or grafting.
  • Hair replacement procedures surgically remove hair follicles from areas with abundant hair (usually the back or sides of the head) and transplant them to areas with thinning or no hair.
  • Hair replacement procedures are more invasive compared to non-surgical restoration methods. They require incisions and a recovery period.
  • Surgical interventions in hair replacement are permanent. Transplanted hair follicles continue to grow in their new location.

  • Hair replacement procedures are typically recommended for individuals with more advanced stages of hair loss, where non-surgical methods may not provide sufficient coverage or density.

Coastal Aesthetics’ Approach to Hair Restoration

At Coastal Aesthetics, we understand how upsetting hair loss can be, and we are pleased to offer the best, most effective hair restoration treatments available today.

PRP Hair Restoration

At the forefront of our approach is PRP Hair Restoration, a non-surgical medical approach that stands apart from invasive hair replacement options. This three-step procedure utilizes the patient’s blood to nourish scalp hair follicles, promoting natural growth and thickness. It’s a safe, effective, and natural route to achieving thicker hair without surgery.

PRP involves drawing a small blood sample, processing it in a centrifuge to extract platelet-rich plasma, and injecting it into the scalp. The result is the awakening of dormant hair follicles by stimulating PRP stem cells, leading to increased hair volume and a fuller appearance.

Alma TED Hair Restoration

Coastal Aesthetics offers Alma TED Hair Restoration as a revolutionary procedure developed by the prestigious Alma Laser Company. TED, or transepidermal drug delivery, provides a safe and effective alternative for hair restoration. Using acoustic sound waves and air pressure, TED delivers specially formulated medications deep into the dermis layer of the skin—the very layer that nourishes the scalp and hair follicles.

As a painless, needle-free solution, TED uniquely calibrates skin depth for maximum effectiveness. Coastal Aesthetics, a leader in providing comprehensive and less invasive hair loss solutions, often combines Alma TED’s benefits with PRP hair restoration for the most dramatic results.

Nutrafol Hair Growth Packs

To enhance the benefits of hair restoration treatments, Coastal Aesthetics recommends Nutrafol Hair Growth Packs, a dermatologist-recommended supplement brand built on a science-backed approach to hair health. Addressing imbalances proactively, Nutrafol supports the body’s bio-specific needs during different life stages, targeting the root causes of compromised hair health, including hair thinning and male pattern baldness.

By complementing Alma TED’s and PRP’s effectiveness, Nutrafol Hair Growth Packs offer a clinically tested, physician-formulated, and drug-free solution.


Am I A Good Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?

While PRP is highly effective, suitability is contingent on factors such as non-smoking status and overall good health since blood is drawn during the procedure. Individuals on blood thinners, those with bleeding disorders, or heavy smokers may find PRP less suitable.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Hair Restoration Treatments?

Results from PRP hair restoration vary, but most patients enjoy new hair growth for 18-24 months. Noticeable results, like reduced shedding and new hair growth, may be seen as soon as two weeks after treatment. By the third month, patients see reduced scalp visibility and thicker hair growth. We recommend annual touch-up sessions to maintain the results.

When Should I Start Hair Loss Treatments?

Since treatments like hair restoration are most effective for individuals still seeing some hair growth, it is best to book your consultation as soon as you see an increase in hair loss.

Why Choose Coastal Aesthetics for Hair Restoration?

Since 2017, Kimberlee Smith, MSN, FNP, and her medical team have served the coastal York, Maine community. Patients love working with the medical staff at Coastal Aesthetics due to their acute attention to detail, precision treatment, and attentive patient care. In addition, the Coastal team seeks to improve upon your natural beauty. We have a reputation for excellence in hair restoration treatments, and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself. 

Are you ready to see what a difference Coastal Aesthetics can make for you? You won’t be disappointed. Contact us online to book your hair restoration consultation and start your journey to a better you today!

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