5 hair loss treatments that work without surgery

Hair loss is incredibly common. According to research by PLoS Genetics, up to 80% of men and 50% of women will experience hair loss by age 80. 

But don’t worry; it’s not all bad news. There are many safe and effective hair loss treatments that can help slow hair loss and promote new hair growth. Best of all, you don’t need surgery to achieve long-lasting results. Some of the most popular treatments for hair loss are completely surgery-free!

This blog will cover some of the most common causes of hair loss and the five most popular non-surgical hair loss treatments. 

Common causes of hair loss 

If you’re suffering from hair loss, it can be helpful to know the cause so you can better understand how to treat it. Here are four of the most common causes of hair loss in the USA.

Hereditary hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)

Both men and women can be affected by hereditary hair loss. However, it’s more common in men.

The medical term for this is androgenic alopecia. In women, it’s called female pattern hair loss; in men, it’s called male pattern hair loss. This type of hair loss is estimated to affect 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States.  

This means that you’ve inherited genes that cause your hair follicles to shrink and stop growing hair. In women, the first sign is overall hair thinning or a widening parting. In men, the first sign is a receding hairline or bald spot. You will continue to lose your hair without hair loss treatment. 


As people age, hair growth slows, and eventually, hair follicles stop growing new hair which means hair starts to thin. Hair also loses its color and starts to gray. Treatment can help to slow this natural process and help you retain a fuller head of hair for longer. 

Medical conditions 

Some medical conditions, such as thyroid problems or autoimmune diseases, can cause hair loss. This hair loss can be permanent or temporary, depending on the condition. 

Alopecia areata is a disease where the immune system attacks hair follicles resulting in patchy hair loss and bald spots. Hair loss caused by alopecia is not permanent, and the affected hair can grow back over time. Treatment can stimulate the follicles and help the hair grow back quicker. 


After a severe physical or emotional shock, some people may find that they start to lose more hair or notice new bald spots. However, this hair loss is usually temporary, and the hair should start to grow back over time. Treatments can help to reduce the impact of stress-induced hair loss. 

1. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

If you suffer from male or female pattern hair loss, PRP treatment could be a simple, non-surgical solution. 

This is one of the best hair loss treatments, which effectively restores hair and prevents hair loss. PRP uses platelet-rich plasma obtained from a client’s blood sample. These platelets are injected directly into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

The natural and non-surgical procedure offers a quick and pain-free alternative to surgical hair loss treatments, such as hair transplants. This relatively new hair restoration treatment is rapidly gaining popularity due to its amazing and fast-acting results. 

Most quality hair loss clinics should offer a free initial consultation to understand what level of treatment is right for you. 

2. Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT)

This is another non-surgical hair restoration treatment that uses low-intensity light to stimulate the growth of hair follicles. First discovered in 1960, LLLT is a popular and effective hair growth treatment for both men and women.

However, LLLT works on fewer types of hair loss compared to PRP. Low-Level Light Therapy is most effective at treating illness-related, post-menopausal, or postpartum hair loss. It is not recommended for people with severe or total baldness, as LLLT cannot revive dead hair follicles. 

3. Hair-stimulating tablets 

Another popular non-surgical hair restoration treatment is hair-stimulating tablets. These hair-stimulating treatments range from FDA-approved treatments, such as Propecia, to all-natural over-the-counter supplements, like Nutrafol

Propecia, generically called Finasteride, treats male hair loss and bald patches. It works by decreasing the amount of a natural body hormone called DHT. This leads to increased hair regrowth and effectively slows hair loss.

However, this medication doesn’t work for female pattern hair loss. It can also have some severe side effects, such as an increased risk of developing a severe form of prostate cancer.

Nutrafol – Men is a popular over-the-counter medication used to treat male pattern hair loss and thinning hair caused by hormonal changes, stress, or an unhealthy lifestyle. Physician-formulated with medical-grade, natural ingredients, Nutrafol leads to fuller hair coverage and visibly thicker hair volume. Nutrafol – Women is a similar medication specially formulated for women aged 18-44 suffering from thinning hair due to stress, dieting, and over-styling. 

4. Healthy scalp treatments

If you’re suffering from hair thinning or loss, treatments designed to rejuvenate and hydrate your scalp can help promote healthier hair. Healthy scalp and hair care treatments can help to unclog hair follicles and strengthen your roots. 

Hydrafacial Keravive is a unique treatment designed to cleanse, nourish, and hydrate the scalp leading to more voluminous and healthier-looking hair. This treatment mainly benefits men and women with thinning hair caused by hormonal changes or stress factors. 

It can also be highly beneficial for those undergoing other hair loss treatments, such as PRP for hair loss. You can expect to see an improvement in scalp health and hair fullness after just one treatment!

5. Shampoos and topical treatments 

There are also loads of shampoos and topical treatments designed to treat hair loss. These over-the-counter treatments can effectively slow hair loss and promote healthy hair growth, particularly if you only have mild hair loss. 

Topical treatments include topical minoxidil and tretinoin, which are combined to treat male and female pattern hair loss. In a clinical trial, topical minoxidil and tretinoin stimulated some hair regrowth in approximately 58% of subjects. 

Another option is specially formulated hair growth shampoos. A popular treatment is Alpecin shampoo. This is a caffeine-based treatment with added zinc, vitamin A, and niacin, which has been proven to improve hair strength after several months of regular use. 

How Facial Aesthetics can help 

Facial Aesthetics is a professional hair loss clinical and med spa specializing in skincare, injectables, and body treatments. We have been a leader in the aesthetic skin care industry since 1992 and are committed to helping you get the healthy hair you deserve. With locations in Denver, Greenwood, and Golden, our clinics have received numerous 5-star reviews praising our service and expertise. 

Our highly trained, certified specialists deliver a range of hair loss and hair rejuvenation treatments, including PRP for hair loss and Hydrafacial Keravive. Our online shop also offers all-natural hair growth tablets, Nutrafol, specially formulated for men and women

We have helped thousands of clients achieve healthier and fuller hair and reach their aesthetic goals. Facial Aesthetics has over 25 years of experience delivering non-surgical hair restoration treatments, like PRP for hair loss

Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team today to arrange your free consultation to discuss how we can best achieve your hair goals. We will assess your needs to provide the best treatment for effective and long-lasting results.