Dermatologist located in Hicksville, NY
As you age, your hair may not look as voluminous as it once did. At Allure Dermatology in Hicksville, New York, board-certified dermatologist Theresa Durchhalter, DO, offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss. PRP is an innovative treatment that helps promote new hair growth. PRP therapy can help treat premature hair loss, both minimally invasive and effective. Call Allure Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about treating hair loss with PRP.
Hair Loss (PRP) Q & A
What is hair loss?
Hair loss is a common complaint for many adults. Some people endure gradual thinning hair, while others experience sudden bald patches. Although hair loss can be temporary, it’s often permanent and progressive.
Seeking interventional treatment can help preserve your existing hair and promote new growth for fuller, more voluminous hair.
What causes hair loss?
Many factors can cause hair loss in men and women of all ages, including:
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles. The disease often affects the scalp, but it can also lead to hair loss anywhere on your body. It can even cause your eyebrows, eyelashes, and nose hairs to fall out.
If your hair is thinning and falling out as you age, you’re not alone. Your hair follicles stop producing new hair, which can cause the hair on your scalp to thin and fade.
Certain medications, such as chemotherapy, antifungals, and antibiotics, can lead to hair loss in individuals of all ages.
An imbalance of estrogen, testosterone, or thyroid hormone can lead to many uncomfortable symptoms, including skin concerns, fatigue, weight changes, and even hair loss. Hormonal changes typically occur due to stress, pregnancy and childbirth, hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels), and menopause.
When your body doesn’t have the vitamins it needs to remain healthy, your hair can become dry and thin. Low levels of vitamin A, B, C, and E, iron, zinc, and folic acid commonly lead to hair loss.
Scalp psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes plaques, or patches of red, scaly skin, to develop on the scalp. Plaques on the scalp can lead to hair loss and prevent healthy new growth.
What are the treatments for hair loss?
Dr. Durchhalter uses multiple treatments for hair loss, including medication. She also offers Eclipse PRP® therapy, a form of regenerative medicine that can stimulate new hair growth. PRP is a substance in your blood that contains growth factors.
During PRP therapy, Dr. Durchhalter draws your blood and runs it through a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. She then injects it into your scalp to generate hair growth.
Dr. Durchhalter can individualize your treatment plan based on your unique needs. Most patients need 3-4 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to see long-lasting results.
Does PRP only treat hair loss?
PRP is a fast, minimally invasive approach that can treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns. When combined with other cosmetic procedures, like microneedling — a minimally invasive treatment that involves using hair-thin needles to stimulate collagen production — PRP therapy can also revitalize the skin to reduce the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
- Mild scarring
To learn more about hair loss and PRP therapy, call Allure Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online today.