There are few things more frustrating than losing your hair. You’re finding hair in the shower, on the floor, on your pillow, and on your sink. Everywhere but on your head. For many people, losing hair is not a passing phase. Unless you do something about it, you may eventually go bald. The good news is that you have some hair regrowth treatment options available to you. If you are considering taking steps to fight your hair loss, you will need some good information to get you started.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Both men and women can experience thinning hair at any stage of their lives. Other than correctable nutritional deficiencies or scalp problems like seborrheic dermatitis, most hair loss comes down to hormones. Women tend to experience thinning hair around the time of menopause, while men typically begin losing theirs earlier due to the effects of a sex hormone called DHT.
The male sex hormone testosterone is converted into DHT in men. Some men have a genetic susceptibility to this hormone, causing their hair follicles to become sensitive to it. This can lead to a lack of blood flow and subsequent scarring of the hair follicles. Hair follicles that are affected in this way become gradually miniaturized, producing smaller and finer hairs. Eventually, they go completely dormant and stop producing hair.
Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Regrowth Treatment?
We can help determine if you would make a strong candidate for hair regrowth treatment at your consultation. We will have certain questions like when your hair loss started, any medications you are taking allergies you may have, and what your diet is like.
We offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for hair regrowth. This treatment is minimally-invasive and non-surgical, and the best part it is that it doesn’t involve any chemicals or foreign substances to help your hair growth. Rather, it uses a component of your own blood to stimulate the follicles to start growing hair again.
For the treatment we draw a small amount of blood from you and then spin it in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the components. Once this has been accomplished, the PRP is then injected into your scalp. It takes a few weeks for the follicles to start growing hair again, and you may need more than one treatment to reach your desired results.
If you are a man or a woman who is ready to do something about your hair loss by exploring a hair regrowth treatment, please reach out to the team at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!