If you suffer from hair loss, you might figure you need to meet with a surgeon and talk about hair transplants. But surgical treatment is not your only option for treating hair loss. If you would rather go the less invasive route, then you may want to visit a local med spa rather than a surgical center. Here are some of the key treatments med spas generally offer for patients with hair loss.

Corticosteroid Injections

Corticosteroids are a class of medications known to help reduce inflammation. There's a topical corticosteroid called minoxidil that is available over-the-counter for hair loss treatment. It works for many patients, but having to apply it every day can feel like a burden. At a med spa, you may be able to get corticosteroids injected into your scalp instead. This is not as painful as it sounds. The injections are really small, and your practitioner may also apply a numbing cream beforehand so you don't experience pain. Typically, you will get a few corticosteroid shots every couple of weeks in the area where you're experiencing hair loss. You'll slowly start to grow hair in that area again. Side effects are mild and include redness and irritation.

Red Light Stimulation

If you don't like the idea of injections, then talk to your med spa practitioner about red light stimulation. Med spas use red light for multiple different problems, including acne and scarring. It can also help stimulate hair growth. The red light travels at a specific frequency, so when it penetrates your skin, it causes certain cells to vibrate at that same frequency. This can help stimulate the hair follicles to begin growing again. You won't feel anything other than perhaps some warmth when the red light is stimulating your skin. Most patients need several treatments a few weeks apart to see substantial hair growth.

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma treatments are one of the best options for hair loss. With this procedure, your practitioner will draw some of your own blood. They'll remove the blood cells and inject just the plasma and platelets back into your scalp. This helps stimulate your own hair follicles to grow again. It's very safe as the material being injected is your own blood. Side effects include scalp soreness and redness. 

Talk to a practitioner at your local med spa about these and other hair growth treatments. They can recommend the best option to suit your needs.