What Is Hair Loss?
Hair loss is when formerly thick strands gradually lose volume, and patches of scalp may be visible in certain areas. Hair loss can appear in the form of a receding hairline, thinning hair, and bald patches.
Patients who experience hair loss are typically in their advanced years, but hair loss can also occur in younger patients. This condition can sometimes resolve itself in time, but in many cases, hair-loss treatment is a must.
What Causes Hair Loss?
There are several possible causes of hair loss and many of them are preventable. Genetics plays a role, where patients are naturally predisposed to thinning or receding hair and bald patches. Age is another factor, with hair losing its thickness as patients get older. Other causes can include damage done to the hair follicles and the scalp due to harsh chemicals or accidents.
Treatments for Hair Loss
There are several options available for treating hair loss. Some of them can be obtained over the counter or at local pharmacies if the condition is still in its earliest stages. For advanced or severe cases of hair loss, patients can turn to PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections, proprietary topical therapies and supplements, and Excimer UVB laser therapy.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections
PRP injections require harvesting a small amount of the patient’s blood, which is separated into platelets and plasma. The resulting PRP is then carefully injected into the scalp. PRP injections can boost healing and promote hair growth. By increasing blood flow to the scalp, more nutrients are delivered to the hair follicles for increased growth.
Proprietary Topical Therapies and Supplements
Specially formulated topicals can be applied to bald spots to help promote hair growth. A number of topical therapies and supplements are available, and the proper ones for each patient’s case can be recommended during a consultation.
Excimer UVB Laser Therapy
During this specialized cutting-edge treatment, long-wave UVB light is sent to the target areas to encourage hair growth. This non-invasive and non-surgical treatment option has a high success rate when it comes to addressing hair loss.
Good Candidates for Hair-Loss Treatments
Most patients are excellent candidates for our non-surgical hair-restoration options. Patients who want reliable solutions to their hair-loss problems are good candidates, and patients who are in good health typically achieve the best results.
Hair-Loss Treatment Aftercare
The type of aftercare required will depend on which hair-loss treatment option was used. Regardless of which treatment is chosen, no recovery period or downtime will be required. Patients who underwent the laser treatment or PRP injections may experience temporary mild discomfort. For topical treatments, patients simply need to follow the instructions provided to get the best results.
How Much Do Hair-Loss Treatments Cost?
The price of hair-loss treatments will depend on the treatment that was used and the severity of the patient’s hair loss. These and other factors can be discussed when patients come in for their scheduled consultation.
Set Up a Consultation
Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank wants to help you reverse your hair loss and restore your confidence today. Schedule a consultation to learn more details about the various treatment options for hair loss in NYC by contacting PFRANKMD at (212) 327-2919.