Hair loss is considered to be a normal part of aging, especially for men.
Some take it in stride, while other men choose not to give in gracefully.
Hair loss in women is becoming a concern as it is affected by hormones, stress, diet and wearing hair extensions. Dr. Dimitry Rabkin at Esthetica MD in Englewood, NJ offers a treatment option for hair loss that may be reversed. A consultation with Dr. Rabkin will provide you with assessment and honest realistic treatment outcomes that may be an option for you.
While most hair loss follows a typical pattern of thinning hair from the forehead to the crown, it is not always clear cut, especially in women. The sooner you seek medical assistance the more options may be available to you.
As you begin the consultation phase of your hair restoration therapy, Dr. Rabkin conducts a thorough physical exam that includes a complete medical and family history. He may draw blood to test for any underlying conditions.
Common Treatments for Hair Restoration Therapy
The process of maintaining a healthy head of hair includes a few common options that you’ve most likely heard about, such as:
These include drugs to treat any underlying infection, inflammation or disease that’s causing your hair loss. An assessment of the medications you’re currently taking may turn up some that adversely affect hair growth. There are also medications that treat hereditary baldness — finasteride (Propecia), minoxidil (Rogaine) or hair restoration for men (Dutasteride). Women have the options of oral contraceptives or spironolactone.
Although this is an invasive procedure, many patients obtain great results from hair restoration.
This method uses a low-level laser to improve the density of existing hair, making it appear thicker and healthier.
Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Therapy
Advancements in hair restoration are being made all the time with one of the methods with the greatest potential is called platelet rich plasma therapy or PRP hair restoration. This non-invasive method works with your body’s own healing mechanisms to boost the youth and vigor of your scalp and hair follicles, encouraging greater growth and density. The three-step process includes:
- Having your blood drawn and placed into a centrifuge.
- Using a centrifuge to separate the blood into red blood cells and platelet-rich plasma.
- Injecting your own platelet-rich plasma into your scalp to increase the blood supply to hair follicles, stimulate growth, and thicken current hair shafts.
The Best Hair Restoration Therapy
The PRP hair restoration process often takes place over a four to six-week period because you may require a number of treatments. Pain is minimal as Dr. Rabkin may apply topical anesthetic prior to administering injections. Your comfort is always a priority.
The staff at Esthetica MD in Englewood, NJ keeps abreast of all the latest and most effective treatments for your hair restoration needs. Thorough assessment with Dr. Rabkin leads to setting realistic expectations. Schedule your initial consultation today!