There are many different reasons for hair loss. Appropriate treatment will require evaluation of general health, past and present medical history, and physical examination, and if indicated laboratory test (s) will be performed.
The most common cause of hair loss, and its treatment is presented below for Androgenetic or Male Pattern or Female Pattern.
Anti-Androgenic Hair Growth System
Our latest treatment program for hair loss is offered to patients who have had appropriate work up:
- Approximately 40 million women or one in four, experience hereditary hair thinning.
- 50% of woman will experience hair loss by middle age
- No one has the same hair as they get older that they had in their youth. Your hair is at its thickest by age 20. But once you pass 20, your hair gradually begins to thin, shedding more than the normal 50 to 100 hairs a day
Nearly 2 of every 3 men experience some form of hair loss. Male pattern baldness affects over 40% of the adult male population.
Our Comprehensive Treatment Program brings together all the best FDA approved products with the latest research from the US, Europe and Canada. The goals of this program are: improve scalp and hair environment, significantly block DHT, complete nutrition for your hair, and enhance the appearance of thin looking hair by minimizing hair loss and stimulating hair growth.
The Comprehensive Treatment Program consists of:
The most powerful herbal DHT blockers and hair nutritional HairScripts™ Complete was clinically developed to help grow your hair stronger, fuller, faster and to arrest pattern hair loss in both men and women of all ethnicities. This product was developed as a one-step oral solution to block DHT and give your hair the nutrients it needs to grow optimally. HairScripts CompleteTM harmlessly binds to Androgen Receptors on your hair and stops DHT from binding to hair follicles and shrinking/killing your hair. With less DHT binding to your Androgen Receptors, your hair starts to grow and resumes the normal cycle of hair growth. As less and less DHT binds to your hair, it has the chance to grow into a strong healthy hair. Small hairs can grow bigger and your dormant hair can start to grow again.
Significantly improved delivery system of Minoxidil (FDA approved)
- A Proven Scalp Therapy
- A Proven Nutrient “Hair Growth” Delivery System
- A specially formulated hair loss shampoo without sodium laurel sulfate and DEA (chemicals used commonly in shampoos that are harmful to hair)
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) or photo biotherapy (Clinic Laser or Handheld Laser/Laser Comb at home.)
Q: How does laser work?
Laser light uses the scientific principle of photo biotherapy. This process occurs when cells absorb light and repair themselves. Laser light penetrates deep into the tissues of the scalp, stimulating micro-circulation of blood supply, cell metabolism and protein synthesizes. Clinical studies suggest that this cellular and sub-cellular activity breaks down the collection of DHT helping to stop hair loss. Many long-term international clinical research programs have shown that bio-stimulation of ‘cold-beam’ low-level laser gives numerous positive effects to the skin and hair. Research suggests that laser works by three mechanisms:
Energization – Transforming laser energy into cellular energy. Laser light increases the energy available to cells so they take in nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.
Circulation – Increasing blood and lymph circulation through vasodilatation. Microscopic studies have shown laser increases circulation and oxygenation of the blood to the scalp and hair bulb. Laser also removes calcification and blockages around the hair bulb; as well as increases cell replacement or regenerative activity. Laser helps hair to improve in fullness, shine, body and elasticity; therefore, problems such as excessively oily or dry scalp, dandruff and itchiness can also be reduced.
Vibration – Bringing cells into harmonious oscillation patterns. The soft tissue and fluids in our bodies actually vibrate! They do this within a frequency range similar to that of cold-beam, red-light laser. When its vibrations become irregular or out-of-step, it can be brought back into “synchronization” by being irradiated with low level laser working at quantum level.
What is the Anti-Androgenic Hair Growth System?
Recent research has shown that hair loss is caused by DHT, an undesirable derivative of the hormone testosterone. DHT floods – and eventually strangles – the hair follicles of genetically predisposed individuals. The key to the anti-androgenic system lies in eliminating the root cause of hair loss by blocking DHT at the follicle receptor site.
How does the system block DHT?
European scientists have proven in extensive clinical studies that certain herbal compounds have potent anti-DHT properties. Your doctor now has a proprietary formulation of these herbal compounds available in this office.
Are in-office treatments required?
No, although you and your doctor may decide an occasional follow up visit would be prudent.
Will the system work better than Minoxidil (Rogaine)?
Yes. Although minoxidil is a medically-proven hair grower, its effectiveness is severely limited by the presence of DHT at the follicles. DHT often destroys more hair than minoxidil can re-grow. By blocking DHT, the doctor’s herbal formulation enables minoxidil to do its job like never before.
Does the system work for both Men and Women?
Yes, although women often see faster results than men.
How long does it take to see results?
Most people see some improvements within 4 months.
What about side effects?
In general, the doctor’s all natural herbal formulation is very well tolerated. However, the doctor will determine the appropriateness of the formulation on an individual basis.
Are there any other benefits aside from Hair Growth?
Yes. DHT is also responsible for benign enlargement of the prostate. Men over 40 years of age should ask the doctor about the beneficial effects of the herbal formulation on prostate health.
How does the herbal-based Anti-Androgenic system compare to Finasteride (Proscar)?
Proscar, the medication used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate, was recently approved for hair growth by the FDA. Marketed under the trade name, Propecia, it also works by blocking DHT. The key difference between Propecia and your doctor’s herbal formulation is that Propecia is a synthetic drug and its use is restricted because of potentially serious side effects. Discuss each alternative with the doctor.
What is Telogen Effluvium?
This is a kind of hair loss that can occur due to illness, medication, diet, poor nutrition (poor protein intake), childbirth, severe psychological stress (loss of loved one, divorce, etc). High fever, severe infection, or even the flu, thyroid disease, anemia (iron deficiency), too much vitamin A intake, eating disorders (anorexia, not eating enough, or bulimia, vomiting after eating) and any major surgery can cause hair loss. Often time this kind of hair loss resolves, once the offending cause is removed.
What is Alopecia Areata?
This is believed to be an autoimmune disease, which means the body attacks itself, its own hair. Often smooth, round patches of hair loss occur on scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, face and neck (beard area), or other parts of body. Alopecia areata Respond well to in office treatments. If hair loss involves the entire scalp (Alopecia Totalis), or the entire body (Alopecia Universalis) the treatment may be more challenging.
What is Scarring Alopecia?
Any disease process that destroys hair follicles. The hair cannot regrow in scar tissue.
The treatment goal is to stop the inflammatory process, which destroys the hair follicles.
What is Traction Alopecia in Brooklyn?
Use of tight hair pins,clips, or rubber bands can cause traction alopecia. Tight pony tails cornrows, or braids, are not advised.
What are other causes of hair loss in Brooklyn?
Radiation therapy and chemotherapy, fungal (ringworm) infection, self-induced hair loss (in nervous, obsessive person).
Hair styling and hair care can cause hair loss. Regular or improper use of relaxers, gels dyes, and hair sprays also can cause hair breakage. Frequent use of a blow dryer tends to damage hair. The high heat from a blow dryer can heat up the water in the hair shaft resulting in hair brittle and prone to breakage. Too much shampooing, combing, or brushing can also lead to hair breakage.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) HAIR
Non-Surgical Treatment For Thinning Hair And Hair Loss
Dr. Ghatan a board-certified dermatologist in Brooklyn, New York is pleased to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration. PRP is an amazing non-surgical procedure that stimulates hair growth in men and women.
Non-Surgical PRP Hair Restoration
Hair loss is a common dermatological condition. More than 50 million Americans have male or female-pattern baldness. Most men and women experience hair loss after the age of 50 but for many it can begin even earlier. If you are concerned about thinning hair and hair loss, you may be a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) to stimulate hair growth.*PRP has been used since the 1980s for healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It was discovered that PRP has growth-promoting properties>that could be used to accelerate repair of aged and damaged tissues. It is now known that PRP contains many growth factors, hormones, proteins, nutrients, and other bioactive compounds important for cell and tissue regeneration. However, the use of blood platelets for hair restoration is relatively new and has gained in popularity due to improvements in PRP methodology and clinical studies. Dermatologists began using high concentrations of platelets in an individuals’ plasma cells after researchers found that hair growth could be stimulate by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle(Anagen). Numerous scientific studies have documented the efficacy of PRP for select hair loss patients. Our blood is made of two main components red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. The highly concentrated growth factors in PRP stimulate your own body to recruit hair follicles and stimulate them to grow. Your plasma stimulates your blood supply with concentrated nutrients to your hair follicles restoring your hair’s growth process. In areas of thin or receding hair lines, renewed growth can be seen.
Is The PRP Process Painful?
The processing of your blood for the PRP process is a simple blood drawwhich takes just a couple of minutes, followed by a 10-minute centrifugation of the blood. Patients have minimal discomfort with PRPnjections. The main side effects are swelling and bruising.
Is PRP Safe?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from your own blood so there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. There are no preservatives and no chance of the body rejecting the cells. The primary risks and discomforts are related to the blood draw where there is a slight pinch to insert the needle for collection and there is a potential forbruising at the site. Patients are advised that results are gradual. PRP hair restoration patients often see results after two to three months. More pronounced results are reported after six months. The recommend treatment protocol is a series of 6 treatments to be performed once a month for the first 3 months then once every 3 months for the best results in the firstyear.
To learn if you are a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Ghatan
may vary and are not guaranteed. **The first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair.
Low dose Minoxidil for Hair Loss
Oral minoxidil is a medication that is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. However, it has also been found to have an off-label use in treating hair loss, particularly androgenetic alopecia. While topical minoxidil is the more common form of treatment for hair loss, oral minoxidil may be considered in certain cases.
Low-dose oral minoxidil refers to using a lower dosage of the medication for the treatment of hair loss. Typically, the dosage for blood pressure control is higher than what is required for hair loss treatment. When used for hair loss, oral minoxidil is usually prescribed at a lower dose to minimize the risk of side effects.
It’s important to note that the use of oral minoxidil for hair loss should only be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist who specializes in hair and scalp disorders. They can assess your specific situation, determine the appropriate dosage, and monitor your progress.
Here are a few considerations regarding low-dose oral minoxidil for hair loss:
- Off-label use: Oral minoxidil for hair loss is considered an off-label use because it is not specifically approved by regulatory authorities for this purpose. However, healthcare professionals may prescribe it based on clinical experience and evidence of its effectiveness.
- Side effects: Oral minoxidil can have several side effects, including low blood pressure, increased heart rate, fluid retention, and hair growth in other areas of the body. Low-dose regimens aim to minimize the occurrence and severity of these side effects.
- Regular monitoring: When taking oral minoxidil, it is essential to have regular check-ups and monitoring of your blood pressure and overall health. This is particularly important if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking other medications.
- Individual response: The response to oral minoxidil can vary among individuals. Some people may experience significant hair regrowth, while others may have minimal or no response. It is important to have realistic expectations and understand that results can vary.