Male Hair Loss
Propecia, also known as the generic Finasteride, is an oral medication used to treat male pattern baldness (males experiencing thinning, the formation of a bald spot in back, recession at the temples or any combination of these). It works by blocking the formation of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is a key factor of certain types of male pattern hair loss that causes hair follicles to shrink and eventually close, leaving no possibility for new hair growth. By restricting DHT levels, Propecia makes it possible for follicles to produce hair. Propecia is FDA approved with clinically proven results. The use of Propecia is often complemented by a hair transplant or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). To read more about hair transplantation, or PRP, click here.
Call Phoenix Skin to schedule your complimentary consultation to find out if a Propecia prescription is the right treatment for you.
Female Hair Loss
Female hair loss, also known as female pattern alopecia, largely stems from a complex combination of genetics, hormones and age. This type of loss is considered a chronic, genetic condition in which new hair shafts grow progressively thinner over time. Women can also experience temporary alopecia due to medication, illness or infection. Androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of female pattern alopecia, is characterized by a wider part and gradual reduction in overall volume, often with a concentrated thinning at the crown. Treatments available for alopecia are Rogaine (FDA approved oral medication for female hair loss), Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), or hair transplantation (surgical transfer of hair follicles from a dense area to the thinning area. To read more about hair transplantation and PRP, click here.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss and Thinning
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is used to stimulate the growth of hair and reduce the effects of hair loss and thinning in both men and women. For some patients, PRP has helped regrow hair for hereditary cases as well as for other causes of hair loss: hormonal, stress, age, surgery, illness, and more.*
PRP is derived from your own blood. After a quick blood draw, it is spun in a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. The PRP is then delivered via injection to the desired area(s) for hair growth. Platelets in the blood have an important job to promote healing. This is possible thanks to their growth factors and proteins that assist in regenerating cells in the body. When using PRP for hair loss, the growth factors’ job is to stimulate the inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase.
The recommended treatment schedule for PRP is once every month for 4-6 months or until desired result is reached, with quarterly maintenance treatments thereafter.
PRP Injections Before and After Photos
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