Hair Loss Treatment in NYC
Hair Loss Treatment in NYC
Hair Loss Treatment
It doesn’t matter how healthy you are, hair loss can affect anyone.
It can start off gradually and at a young age. Before you know it, you start to brush and style your hair differently, or wear a hat to cover up the obvious thinning hair that exposes your scalp.
Don’t make the mistake of ignoring hair loss until it’s obvious. Spotting the signs early is the best way to address it.
Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons, many of which you have absolutely no control over, including:
- Physical or emotional stress
- During or after pregnancy
- Lack of protein
- Too much vitamin A
- Not enough vitamin B
- Hormone imbalance
- Anti-depressants, blood thinners and more
Signs of Hair Loss
Leaving behind a few strands of hair when you brush is normal, but there are a few tell-tale signs.
Check your pillow. Your pillow can tell you a lot about the health of your hair. A few loose strands on your pillow is pretty normal, but if you notice your pillow is consistently covered with more than 5 or 6 new strands of your hair, it’s time to do a pull test.
Take a pinch of hair and pull firmly as you run your fingers through your hair. If you consistently pull more than 5 or 6 hairs, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a hair loss specialist.
You can also check by running a comb from the back of your head to the front for one minute over a white bed sheet. You may be suffering from hair loss if you count more than 10-15 hairs.
Check your shower drain after you shower and if your hair is building up, you are probably in the beginning stages of hair loss.
What Should You Do
The first thing to do, is DON’T panic!
Seeking treatment for hair loss early on, can help prevent the unnecessary time and cost of covering up thinning hair.
Whether you don’t want to take drugs, you are not a candidate for hair transplantation, or you are simply looking for a more natural way to reverse hair loss, you may want to consider Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP therapy for hair loss is a simple and proven way to stimulate hair growth using your own blood. The key to PRP is the growth factors in the blood, which effectively turn back the clock on hair loss.
PRP is a safe and natural process for hair restoration; especially when compared to the toxic drugs and invasive treatments currently marketed for hair loss.
Why PRP for Hair Loss
One of the reasons PRP is gaining popularity is because it is a drug-free alternative for hair loss with little to no side-effects.
Transplantation surgery or medications can be a scary option for many patients because of the side-effects and prolonged recovery time.
PRP is perfect for men and women because there is:
- minimal risk
- little to no side-effects
- little to no pain involved
- little to no recovery period
If patients do experience any discomfort after treatment, an over the counter pain reliever does the trick.
If you have been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia or you are just recently starting to experience hair loss then you should consider giving PRP a try.
Scientists have produced groundbreaking research supporting the effectiveness of PRP treatment for stimulating hair growth for patients with alopecia.
A study1 proved that PRP is effective in reversing hair loss in patients with various types of alopecia including patients who did not respond to 6 months of hair restoration drugs. With an average hair regrowth of over 30%, the patient satisfaction was high.
PRP is Not for Everyone
While PRP can be a great alternative for many men and women, it isn’t for everyone. For instance, if you have a history of heavy alcohol, drug use or smoking, then PRP may not be the most suitable option for you.
You should also avoid PRP if you have any underlying disorder like lupus since your condition will cause you to continually lose hair and thus the treatment may not be as effective. Additionally, certain prescription drugs, like blood thinners, may also decrease the effectiveness of PRP.
That being said, the only way to truly know if you are the right candidate for PRP therapy, is to set up a consultation with hair loss specialist.
How Does PRP Work
If you are looking for the best results to regrow hair, it’s important to start early and remain consistent.
During each session, the platelets containing the growth factors will be extracted from your own blood and then injected onto the scalp after applying a numbing agent.
The growth factors restore your hair follicles natural function. In other words, PRP is effectively “waking up” your hair follicles, and it’s a lot easier to wake up follicles that have not been dormant for very long.
A minimum of 3 PRP treatments are recommended for the best results.
PRP vs Other Hair Loss Treatments
The truth is, most treatments currently on the market for hair loss can be problematic.
If you have been doing your research, you are probably familiar with Minoxidil and Finasteride. These are two popular FDA regulated drugs to reduce the effects of hair loss and hair thinning.
However, drug treatments come with drawbacks. For instance, Finasteride is known to cause excessive dryness and an itchy scalp. Also, male hair loss patients taking Minoxidil may experience sexual dysfunction.
Before you opt for a hair transplantation you should be aware of the side effects. You may have to deal with complications of surgery, like bruising and infection, not to mention scarring. And that’s not even counting the hefty price tag associated with hair transplantation surgery.
PRP is a safe and natural alternative because the treatment revitalizes your hair follicles. It’s that simple.
Patients around the world agree that the results are truly amazing. They love how quick and painless the process is, especially in comparison to other hair loss treatments.
Are You Ready?
If you think you are losing your full set of hair, there is no better time to act than right now. PRP could be the answer you are looking for.
Book a no-obligation consultation to find out if PRP therapy is right for you
Don’t hesitate to call or book online. The only way to know if PRP is the perfect choice for you is to speak with a hair restoration professional.