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Non-Surgical Options for Hair Restoration in California

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You’re experiencing hair loss, but aren’t ready for surgery. What are your options? 

Non-surgical treatments for hair loss are available and can be highly effective in the right patients. Non-surgical treatments allow patients to delay more invasive procedures or avoid missing work. Your unique treatment plan may include topical or oral medications, injections, or aesthetic treatments to camouflage and hide hair loss. 

As hair restoration Superspecialists, California Hair MD helps patients at every stage of hair loss. Whether you’re just starting to thin or have significant loss, our hair loss experts can help you find effective solutions. From medications to non-surgical treatments or hair transplantation, we offer the latest treatments to restore your hair and revitalize your appearance. 

If you’re ready to treat hair loss, schedule a consultation at one of our convenient Southern California locations. We have offices in Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, La Jolla, and San Diego. Contact us today and schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified physicians who specialize in hair restoration. 

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Propecia (generic name finasteride) is a medication for male pattern baldness. It prevents testosterone from converting to DHT. In male pattern baldness, hairs at the top of the head are often sensitive to DHT. Taking Propecia may reduce hair loss in men by reducing DHT levels. Propecia is an oral medication taken daily at home.

Scalp micropigmentation

Like tattooing, scalp micropigmentation uses pigmented inks to replicate the appearance of hair on the scalp. This technique can fill in areas of thinning or to enhance hair transplantation results. When performed by a hair restoration superspecialist, scalp micropigmentation can create natural-looking hair-like results.


Rogaine (generic name minoxidil) is a hair loss treatment for men and women, applied topically to help regrow hair on the scalp. We are still learning about how Rogaine works, but the prevailing theory is that it dilates blood vessels on the scalp to improve hair follicle function. With regular use, Rogaine can be effective in slowing hair loss and regrowing hair. If you discontinue Rogaine, you will continue losing your hair.

Superspecialists in Hair Restoration

A Comprehensive Approach to Hair Restoration

Plastic surgery “Superspecialists” concentrate their practices on a particular area or region of the body due to their interest, talent, and referral network. Only a select few board-certified plastic surgeons in the USA are Superspecialists in hair restoration surgery. As hair restoration Superspecialists, Dr.  Richard Chaffoo and Dr. Susan Stuart contribute to the development of the field in practice, research, public speaking, physician education, new product development, and research into creating a new method of hair restoration. Find out why partnering with a Superspecialist is the best way to achieve your desired hair restoration results!

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When Is Surgery Better Than Non-Surgical Hair Restoration?

Non-surgical treatments for hair loss can be highly effective for some patients, but they aren’t always the best fit. 

Hair transplantation may be more successful for your hair restoration goals if:

  • You have significant hair loss or patches of balding
  • You have a receding hairline
  • You want a permanent, longer-lasting solution to hair loss

A board-certified dermatologist and a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon founded our practice, allowing our patients to explore a full range of hair loss solutions. We can help you determine if non-surgical treatments are likely to achieve your aesthetic goals or if you are a better candidate for surgery. 

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Non-Surgical Treatments to Enhance the Results of Hair Transplantation

Dr. Chaffoo or Dr. Stuart may recommend non-surgical treatments as a complement to surgical procedures. They may use these methods to extend the results of hair transplantation or reduce shedding. 

Learn More About Non-Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss

If you’re experiencing hair loss, surgery may not be your only treatment option. Explore non-surgical treatments for hair loss at a consultation at California Hair MD. Our board-certified physicians perform all consultations, allowing patients to explore their hair restoration options. 

If you’re considering hair transplantation or are interested in non-surgical treatment for hair loss, contact California Hair MD to schedule a consultation.

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FAQS: Non-Surgical Hair Restoration

Non-surgical treatments for hair loss can be highly effective in many patients. Many of our patients use non-surgical options to extend and maintain the results from hair transplantation or to delay surgical treatments until hair loss is more advanced. Once we’ve created your customized treatment plan, we can help you understand how long these options may work for you.

Non-surgical treatments for hair loss are most effective when they begin early. By the time you have noticeable hair loss, you may have already lost 50% of the hair in that area. If you’re noticing changes in your hair, hairline, or loss patterns, see a hair loss specialist as soon as possible. Non-surgical treatments may be able to halt or slow hair loss.

Non-surgical hair loss treatments are popular with our female and male patients alike.

California Hair MD specializes in hair restoration and is one of the most trusted centers for hair restoration in the U.S. A dermatologist and a plastic surgeon founded our center to provide our patients with the latest medical information about medications and surgical hair loss treatments. Since we have a board-certified dermatologist available, our patients have access to many medical treatments that may be unavailable at other hair restoration practices. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist can offer hair transplantation services, including NeoGraft®  and ARTAS® , to patients who need it

Most non-surgical treatments for hair restoration require little to no downtime. Many times, these treatments are topical or oral medications you can use as part of your daily life to slow hair loss progression. Side effects are minimal and do not typically interfere with the ability to work, exercise, or participate in other activities. If you will need any recovery time after your treatment, we will let you know beforehand, so you can plan for time off work.