Hair Restoration Services

By offering the widest range of hair restoration treatment options in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Michael Beckenstein and his team take the most comprehensive approach to your needs, combining treatments and creating customized plans to address your specific hair loss concerns. With the introduction of genetic testing, he can develop an individualized plan based on your genome. Men and women considering hair restoration treatments travel from Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, all of Alabama, and neighboring states to T3 Hair Preservation for innovative, effective hair restoration services. 

Our Menu of Services 

T3 Hair Preservation has been Alabama’s most comprehensive hair loss practice for over 15 years, and we’re still going strong! No other hair restoration practice in Birmingham offers all the services performed by T3 Hair Preservation. Dr. Beckenstein will work with you to customize a treatment plan. He may recommend one or more of these treatments to help grow or restore a thicker head of hair. Use the links to learn more about each of these treatments. 

Hair Restoration Surgery

Some patients with more pronounced hair loss can benefit from hair loss surgery. Dr. Beckenstein is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon and uses different surgical techniques to address the unique needs of his patients.

Tissue Expansion

Large or smaller areas of bare scalp can be reconstructed by removed by the surgical placement of tissue expanders beneath the scalp. These are inflated, in the office, expanding the hair bearing scalp. The expanders are eventually removed, the hair bearing scalp is the advanced over bare scalp that was removed replacing it with hair. This requires at least 2 surgeries and produced dramatic results.  

Scalp Reduction

Dr Beckenstein can surgically remove portions of you crown to reduce the area of bare scalp. This does leave a scar, but it can be concealed with grafting, Neograft scar revisions and/or tattoo.  

Hairline Lowering

The frontal hairline can be lowered by removing forehead skin and advancing the hair bearing scalp downward. This “shortens” the hairline. It does leave a scar that is well concealed. Many women seek this procedure. 

Hair Loss Products

From specialized shampoos and conditioners to bioceuticals for at-home, cost-effective hair restoration, T3 Hair Preservation is a valuable resource for do-it-yourself treatments. Besides the bioceuticals—synthetic products that combine over-the-counter treatments with pharmaceuticals—we also offer patients hair and scalp enhancement kits that can be used at your convenience.

Medical Treatments

Many men and women are familiar with prescription hair growth medications, which can be used as stand-alone treatments or as a part of Dr. Beckenstein’s comprehensive treatment plan for you. Minoxidil and finasteride (sold under the brand names Rogaine® and Propecia®) can help promote hair growth and delay hair loss. Both treatments are FDA-approved for men; Propecia is not approved for use by women.

You can learn about all of your hair restoration treatment options at T3 Hair Preservation by using the online form to request a consultation with Dr. Beckenstein. Hair restoration patients travel from throughout Alabama and surrounding states to our practice for hair loss treatments. You can also call us at (205) 776-7985 to schedule an appointment.

Hair Preservation & Restoration by Age

Whatever your age, Dr. Beckenstein’s comprehensive hair loss evaluation starts with a thorough assessment of your condition, including a physical examination, lab work, computer analysis, and genetic testing. These are basic treatment trends for various age groups in both men and women.

Ages 16-20

In this age range, nonsurgical hair preservation therapies are recommended. Hair transplantation is rarely recommended. Therapeutic treatments may include compounded topical or oral medications, which can help restore healthy hair growth. Other treatments include low-level laser therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Hormonal manipulators cannot be used on women in this age group.

Ages 20s & 30s

Nonsurgical therapies are usually recommended as initial treatments or to supplement hair replacement. Hair transplantation may be recommended if there is significant thinning resulting in major scalp exposure. Hair preservation must be used with hair replacement, as you must treat the remaining hairs to keep them where they are. Otherwise, that hair will be lost in time. Hormonal modulators are not recommended for women in this age group.

Ages 30s to 60s

The same treatment options as those identified for younger patients are all possible, along with micropigmentation, tissue expansion, scalp reduction surgery, or hairline lowering surgery. Hair transplant surgery combined with nonsurgical therapies is more common for older patients. Hormonal modulators may be utilized for more mature women.

What Sets Us Apart

What does T3 Hair Preservation offer that "big box" hair restoration practices don't?

  • Continuity of care—Dr. Beckenstein personally treats each patient
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Advanced hair restoration and preservation treatments