Hair loss affects millions of men and women in the US.  By age 50, 50% of men will be affected, and by the age of 70, 40% of women.  If you are someone who is suffering from the mental anguish of hair loss, know that you are not alone. There are treatments and supplements to try that will help combat the loss of hair.

The first step is to see a doctor.  A full workup including bloodwork will be done. This will help with discovering any underlying causes of your hair loss. 

Some causes may be due to the following:

 

  • Nutritional deficiency
  • undetected illness
  • hormone imbalance
  • diet
  • surgery
  • genetics
  • anemia
  • low ferritin iron
  • infections
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Vitamin D deficiency
Our in-house dermatologist, Dr. Marie Wagener, as well as our new plastic surgeon, Dr. Alyson Melin, can give you a comprehensive hair loss evaluation. Together an individualized treatment plan will be created just for you.

 

Professional hair loss supplements we recommend for thinning hair:

Nutrafol:  A hair loss supplement that addresses a multitude of reasons we lose hair. (click to learn more)

Viviscal Professional:  A hair loss supplement based on a very particular marine protein that is clinically proven to enhance hair growth. (click to learn more)

In honor of hair loss awareness month, you may purchase a Nutrafol 3-month supply for $209 (Regularly $229) or purchase Viviscal 3 month supply and receive an extra complimentary 2 week supply of Viviscal. From now until 9/4/20 or while supplies last.

Hair loss treatment options we offer here at aesthetic surgery associates:

PRP scalp injections:  This treatment utilizes the regenerative abilities of your platelets to help to stimulate hair growth and slow hair loss.  After a blood draw and a quick spin in a centrifuge, your platelet-rich plasma will be ready to inject into your scalp.  This is typically done in a series for best results.  Our doctors will help to determine if this is an option for you.

When addressing hair loss there are a few tips to know.  A multi-factorial approach is always better.  In other words, choosing to do hair loss supplements and Rogaine and/or PRP injections will always be better than just choosing one modality.  If your hair loss is 5 years or longer, it will be very hard to get regrowth.  When that is the case for you Neograft will be your best option.  And it is important to understand that most things that help with hair loss will create shedding first.  This will be very alarming, but it is pushing out the old unhealthy hair making room for the new healthy hair to grow.

Neograft is a method of hair restoration where grafts are taken from the back of the head and harvested individually and placed in the thinning areas.  When having Neograft, PRP injections should be added pre and post-treatment to help retain what hair you already have and help with faster healing, less shedding, and higher retention from your Neograft procedure. 

Getting a proper diagnosis is the first step in developing a program for your particular needs. Contact us today to schedule your hair loss consultation today.