Hair loss, or alopecia, is a concern for men, women, and children.
Hair loss and hair thinning are inevitable throughout the aging process. This is a problem that affects both men and women, and the risk of it increases with age. At Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, we offer both surgical and nonsurgical methods of hair restoration.
HAIR RESTORATION TREATMENT OPTIONS
Treatments for thinning hair at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York consist of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and KeraLase procedures. PRP injections use the patient’s own plasma to stimulate and maintain hair growth. This method has proven to be readily accepted by the body and has been deemed an effective treatment option. The KeraLase treatment combines the effective therapies of a non-ablative laser with a scalp-stimulating serum to support hair growth and scalp revitalization. It provides a non-invasive yet effective approach to treating hair loss.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss is a very popular procedure at our New York City medical center for women and men. PRP is a process in which the patient’s blood is drawn and the platelet-rich plasma is then drawn up into a syringe and injected in the areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth. PRP can also be used for acne scarring, skin rejuvenation and help to restore volume loss in the face.
What is PRP Plus?
We are also pleased to introduce PRP Plus, a novel method of stimulating hair growth in both men and women. Using techniques that were developed at our Center, we have enhanced the activity of PRP with cells derived from the patient’s own fat. This has resulted in a significant increase in hair growth in balding areas (up to 30%). This technique involves the extraction of abdominal fat via a small incision, following which the fat is processed and mixed with plasma derived from the patient’s blood. The mixture is then injected into the scalp via a fine needle. The whole process is done using local anesthesia and takes approximately 60 minutes to perform.
What is KERALASE?
Another unique treatment for hair loss, KeraLase offers a more comfortable option that does not involve any blood draw or needles. KeraLase combines two treatments: LaseMD Ultra laser treatment and KeraFactor serum application. The unique, non-invasive treatment improves the appearance of thinning hair by stimulating the hair follicles that exist. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes or less to perform. Check out other treatments we offer and see what other treatments apply to you for any other existing condition.
How does prp work?
It is proposed that growth factors released from platelets may act on stem cells in the hair follicle and thus stimulate the growth of new hair follicles. The results can include an increase in total hairs, an increase in hair density and an increase in the vascular supply to the scalp.
In the skin, it is hypothesized that PRP may induce the synthesis of collagen and other skin matrix components by stimulating the activation of fibroblasts, thus, rejuvenating the skin. Though PRP is currently widely used in clinical dermatology, experimental studies confirming the effects of PRP on aged skin are very limited.
Learn more about the effect of PRP in hair regrowth by visiting ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
How does KeraLase work?
LaseMD Ultra Laser helps open the hair follicles by creating “microchannels” in the scalp without harming the skin. We use this device to create these microscopic channels at a specific depth, allowing for the deeper and maximum absorption of the KeraFactor scalp-stimulating serum. We then gently massage the serum into the scalp.
KeraFactor contains a proprietary blend of synthetic versions of growth factors and proteins that increase blood supply and support hair growth. KeraFactor is also coated with nano-liposomes to aid its absorption, and the microchannels have been shown to create five times higher absorption of nano-liposomes, enhancing the delivery of growth hormones into the scalp. The combination of laser and serum can effectively produce stronger, fuller, and thicker hair in men and women.
SCHEDULE YOUR HAIR RESTORATION CONSULTATION IN NYC
The onset of hair loss is common, but it doesn’t have to remain part of your life. If you are ready to stop and even reverse your hair loss, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Manhattan or Southampton office.
Real Patients Before and After photos
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss on the Scalp of a Woman
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss on the Scalp of a Man
Questions and Answers
Q: How do I know which hair restoration treatment is right for me?
A: There are different types and causes of hair loss. And because every patient’s hair regrowth pattern will also vary, our board-certified dermatologists will evaluate and diagnose your hair loss condition, discuss your goals, and will recommend the best treatment approach during your consultation in our Manhattan, New York office.
Q: How many treatments does PRP take?
A: The recommended treatment regimen is three monthly scalp injections and a follow-up assessment visit 6 months later. If the initial treatment is effective, regular treatment is every 9 months.
Q: Are there any side effects to PRP?
A: Most medications used to restore hair loss have potentially significant side effects, but PRP is a natural, medication-free way to harness your bodies’ own growth factors to boost hair regrowth.
Infection, scarring, and injury to blood vessels are possible but unlikely side effects.
Q: When will I see results from my PRP treatment?
A: Increased hair growth is often noted after 6 to 12 weeks.
Q: How long will my results last?
A: Hair restoration treatments are not a cure for conditions that cause hair loss. This means you will need maintenance treatments for optimal results. Your dermatologist’s recommendations for how often you will need PRP or KeraLase will depend on your condition and the results of your initial treatment.
Typically, PRP patients see the most dramatic results begin to appear between 3-6 months after treatment, in which case your dermatologist may suggest having maintenance injections every 3-6 months once hair loss is under control. KeraLase patients, on the other hand, usually begin to see improvement in hair growth within 4-6 weeks of their initial treatment and continue to see hair stimulation effects 12-18 months following the initial series of treatments, along with continued maintenance.
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