Hair Loss Treatment
Hair loss can occur in men and women for many different reasons. The solution is not always simple.
Drs. Raymond Konior and Sahar Nadimi are specialists in the field of hair loss treatment and offer several advanced treatment options.
Learn how we can boost your confidence in your appearance at our practice serving Chicago, IL.
What Does Hair Loss Treatment Include?
The team at the Chicago Hair Institute is here to provide education and options to help you restore your hair. The key to successful treatment is an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of your hair loss, also known as alopecia.
Once we have an understanding of your condition, we can recommend several forms of restorative treatment, from medication to hair transplant surgery. Sometimes treatment is simple, but more often, it requires a multi-faceted approach and expert knowledge in the medical fields of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Whatever your need, our team can help provide transformative results.
Common Hair Loss Conditions
Androgenetic alopecia is a genetic condition also referred to as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. This type of alopecia often causes a receding hairline and thinning around the crown and frontal scalp.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease and one of the most common reasons for hair loss. This form of alopecia is known to cause hair loss on the head, face, and sometimes on other areas of the body. Alopecia areata can appear early in life and often develops very quickly.
Pregnancy-Related Hair Loss
Pregnancy is one of the few reasons that a woman can experience a type of hair loss known as effluvium. Effluvium is characterized by a high rate of follicle loss and thinning of the hair on the scalp.
Medication Side Effects
Hair loss is sometimes a side effect of certain medications. While most people are aware cancer treatment medications can cause hair loss, it's a lesser-known fact that some antidepressants, blood pressure, and heart medications contribute to the condition.
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Why Seek Expert Help?
The skilled team at the Chicago Hair Institute has decades of experience treating hair loss. We understand the complicated set of issues behind the condition and can help you find a solution.
If you have tried and failed to find success with past treatments, don't get discouraged. We use the most advanced and effective techniques.
Take the first step toward seeing a full head of hair in the mirror again. Contact our Chicago practice today to request an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our knowledgeable doctors. You can also request an evaluation by calling the Chicago Hair Institute:
"I would like to give the highest praise to Dr Sahar Nadimi and all of her staff. I was referred to Dr. Nadimi by a friend who saw her for a hair transplant and had excellent results. My friend's hair came out very natural-looking and full." Cheryl Koby
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Hair Growth Medications
Minoxidil, also known as Rogaine®, is a topical medication that can be purchased over the counter at drug stores. Minoxidil can treat different types of hair loss, including male and female pattern baldness and alopecia areata. Rogaine comes in either a foam or liquid and is applied directly to the scalp twice a day. While patients tend to be more successful when using Minoxidil to prevent hair loss, the medication can also stimulate hair growth. A doctor will usually be able to tell if the medication is effective by looking for new hair follicles after six months of use.
Finasteride is an oral prescription medication designed for men with pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. Finasteride slows the progression of hair loss and stimulates new hair growth by inhibiting the body’s production of hair-damaging hormones. Taken once a day, patients on the medication will typically begin to see results after four to six months, but it can take longer in some cases. Unfortunately, the effects are not always permanent. Hair loss can return after discontinuing Finasteride.
Successful Retreatment Is Possible
Have you attempted hair restoration methods in the past with unsuccessful or unsatisfactory results? Don't be discouraged if prior hair restoration attempts have failed. It is possible to achieve a better outcome with the innovative methods employed during retreatment at our Chicago practice.
We will assess your condition to determine the underlying reasons for prior restoration failures and recommend a customized strategy to properly achieve your goals. Dr. Konior or Dr. Nadimi can also improve the aesthetics of an outdated hair plug technique, disguise donor strip scars, and help you achieve the appearance of more natural growth.
More Than Hair Care Our Doctors Provide Comprehensive Enhancements
The Chicago Hair Institute is led by Dr. Konior, a leading hair restoration specialist who opened the practice in 1996. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Konior has performed countless successful hair restoration procedures. Joined by Dr. Nadimi, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist, the team has highly advanced knowledge of dermatology and cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi provide hair restoration treatment and a range of facial cosmetic surgeries and injectables to comprehensively enhance the appearance of the head and face. Our treatments are designed to address your areas of insecurity, boost your self-esteem, and improve your overall quality of life. You can learn more about your options at our Chicago practice by messaging us or speaking to a member of our friendly staff by calling:
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"I just got an FUE hair transplant with them and I am very happy with how the procedure went. Dr. Nadimi Was great. She really took the time to go over the whole procedure, the pros and cons and answer any questions I had. Nothing felt rushed. If you are considering a transplant, I would recommend Chicago Hair Institute." Brandon Owen
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Lifestyle Changes & Conservative Treatments
Diet and Exercise
Some patients may notice a change in their hair growth after significant weight fluctuations. Your overall health is a key part of maintaining a full head of hair and stimulating new hair growth. We may suggest seeing a nutritionist about changing your diet if we believe it could be a factor in your condition. Regular exercise is also an important element in staying healthy and reducing stress levels that can contribute to hair loss.
There are several supplements that can be taken to stimulate hair growth. It can be difficult to obtain all of your key vitamins through diet alone. We may suggest a multivitamin or omega fatty acids to promote growth and boost the quality of existing strands of hair. Other supplements such as ginseng and Viviscal™ may also stimulate hair follicles and cell regeneration.
There is evidence to suggest that scalp massages can encourage hair growth and thicker locks. Massage stimulates the scalp and increases blood flow to the area, prolonging the growth cycle of the hair follicles. While massages and other holistic treatments will not usually cure hair loss alone, they are good ways to supplement other restorative procedures and promote thicker, healthier hair.
Surgical Hair Loss Treatment
The most common way to surgically treat hair loss is through a hair transplant. Hair transplants can effectively lower the hairline, increase density, and restore hair in bald patches. Using either follicular unit extraction (FUE) or donor strip harvesting, we will graft existing hair from the back of the head and transfer the follicles to the desired area.
Dr. Konior is one of the few surgeons with the ability to offer transplant mega-sessions. This procedure can graft thousands of follicular units in a single appointment for quick results and minimal scarring. Our modern hair transplant surgeries are highly customizable, providing more successful and natural-looking results than ever before.
Find the Treatment That's Right for You Contact the Chicago Hair Institute
Whether you have male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss, our hair restoration experts in Chicago, IL, can help. We can discuss all of your options for treatment, from medications like Rogaine and nonsurgical therapies to hair transplantation techniques. To learn more, contact the Chicago Hair Institute. You can also reach our practice by phone.
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The Chicago Hair Institute Is Here to Help Patients Share Their Success Stories
"I give the highest marks possible to Dr. Sahar Nadimi and her staff. I'm from out of state and found the Chicago Hair Institute during a Google search, and I'm glad I did. Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order. The staff put me at ease throughout, and they allowed me to come in on as many days post surgery for washing or check up as I wanted. I felt very taken care of. The surgery I received was an FUT hair restoration, mainly of the front hairline, to cover an old scar, along with a few additional grafts in the crown region. My experience at the Chicago Hair Institute Clinic was A+++, and I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. Thank you." A J
Hair Loss Treatment FAQ
Is hair restoration covered by insurance?Hair restoration that's performed for purely cosmetic reasons is not covered by health insurance. If you've lost hair as a result of an accident or injury, you may be eligible for some insurance coverage. Be sure to check with your provider, as coverage can vary.
How long do hair restoration results last?The lifespan of your hair restoration results will differ based on the treatment you selected. Minoxidil and finasteride benefits will last as long as patients use these medications. Surgical treatments have long-lasting and potentially lifelong results, particularly when the grafts are taken from the right donor area of the scalp.
Are hair transplant surgery scars visible?Generally, no, though it depends on the surgery you undergo. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) can leave a large scar at the back of the scalp, though it's usually hidden by a patient's hair growth. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is more labor-intensive but preferable since it does not lead to a large lateral scar in the donor site. This surgery gives patients more flexibility when it comes to hairstyles.
How many hair grafts will I need?The number of follicular units needed depends on the extent and nature of a patient's hair loss. During a consultation at the Chicago Hair Institute, we can assess the extent of your baldness or hair thinning and offer an estimate on the number of grafts you'll need. We'll cover all treatment options in full detail.
Many Patients Find Success With Transplants
"Doctor Nandimi is amazing. I've had several surgeries for hair loss. From a total bald scalp to a full head of hair using FUE and FUT procedures over the course of three years. Doctor Nadimi is thorough and caring. I highly recommend Doctor Nadimi for anyone looking for hair transplants." Roger S.