Baldness is a significant concern for a number of adults, whether it’s brought on by genetics, age, hormones, health conditions, or from styling practices and/or products. With current advances in research within the hair restoration industry, new procedures are being made to help fight the condition. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a premier nonsurgical treatment for men and women that is showing remarkable results in slowing, stopping, and even reversing baldness. PRP has also shown promising results in individuals with alopecia areata or thinning eyebrows. Medical director Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf of Hebe Medical Spa is just one of a small number of hair restoration professionals to perform this revolutionary treatment in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties. By combining a strong solution of hair growth factors and bioactive proteins, Dr. Zainab can help to strengthen your hair, resulting in thicker, longer, healthy locks. Call our MedSpa today to learn more.
Any person experiencing balding is potentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, while patients with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is ideally suited for those with androgenic alopecia, an inherited type of hair loss that commonly presents on the top part of the head. For women, this can sometimes appear as a broadening part with normal hair density on the backside of the scalp. Those with areas of “poor quality” hair growth of the scalp with normally reacting hair follicles usually have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth therapy.
A nonsurgical process, the PRP treatment is a brief one-hour, in-office visit. The process starts with acquiring a little bit of your blood and putting it in a specialized machine, which spins the blood at high speeds to remove the platelets from the rest of the blood elements. After that, a local anesthetic will be applied to your scalp and the platelet-rich plasma is introduced into areas of your head that are bald or thinning. Then, microneedling is performed on the scalp to cause micro-trauma and micro-channels to the epidermis, which triggers the PRP and allows it to seep deep into the skin. Our routine for nonsurgical management of baldness consists of an initial therapy and maintenance therapies approximately every nine months to a year.
What to Expect
There is no recovery period necessary after this process with virtually no limits or constraints. If anything, patients can develop some discoloration, minor swelling, and mild discomfort to the treated regions. These symptoms may last up to two days. While outcomes differ for every individual, aesthetic results are most often noticed approximately 4 – 6 months after the initial session and will continue to improve for as much as a complete year following therapy. Since PRP isn’t a permanent solution for reversing hair loss, follow-up sessions are recommended every 12 – 18 months. It’s necessary to note that PRP doesn’t develop new hair follicles in areas where you’re already bald. It’s utilized to help reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will create fuller, healthier, longer hair fibers.
Stimulate New Growth
PRP treatment is a medically and clinically backed option for those struggling to find hair loss solutions. At Hebe Medical Spa, we strive to offer proven solutions to efficiently address hair loss. To learn more about PRP therapy, we invite you to contact our Fishkill, NY facility today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that varies in cost, depending on the coverage area being addressed on the body, as well as how many sessions are needed to obtain a smooth, hairless result. When we discuss pricing with our patients, we often bring up the costs associated with waxing and how this can add up over time, especially if you get waxed on a regular basis year after year. Laser hair removal is more costly than waxing or other hair removal methods, but it is generally the most effective. We will create a custom plan for you that includes the total number of sessions recommended and pricing options to consider.
How effective is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is known to be a solid solution for hair removal. While some men and women can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it is considered semi-permanent in some cases. Meaning, there could potentially be some hair growth that occurs in areas where the laser technology did not hit. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be gone after their treatment plan has concluded and even if some hairs pop up, it is very easy to manage. Most patients find they receive a smooth result. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal may cause some minor discomfort, but it is not considered a painful procedure. Most patients will feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. We can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort than a normal waxing session.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth occurs in varying cycles. While some hair may be in a live growing phase, others may be dormant. Since each follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target each hair and follicle at its growing phase. Between treatment sessions, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected. Laser hair removal removes the hair from the follicle, but the laser must be able to see the hair to remove it. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to read. Spreading out your sessions over various weeks helps remove each follicle for the smoothest, most effective result.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many great lasers on the market today. Hebe Medical Spa is proud to offer the latest hair removal technology for patients of varying hair types. The Cutera lasers we invest in offer excellent results, and we continue to upgrade our technologies as newer lasers enter the marketplace and become available. We encourage you to ask us about our in-house technology during your laser hair removal consultation.