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Hair Loss And Hair Thinning

Thinning hair can have a significant impact on your self-confidence, whether you’re a man or a woman. Dr. Roel Galope at Lasting Impression Medical Aesthetics in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, wants you to feel your best. He offers treatment for hair loss and hair thinning with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

Hair Loss And Hair Thinning By Lasting Impression - New Jersey

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning Solutions:

If you’re experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, you’re not alone.  Pattern baldness affects nearly 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States.  Hair regeneration can often improve one’s self-confidence and may increase opportunities in the workplace, dating and in life.  

Dr.Roel Galope of Lasting Impressions Medical Aesthetics in northern New Jersey offers one of the best modern and natural solutions for thinning hair and hair loss; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Therapy).  PRP Therapy has resulted in restoring up to 30% of patients’ hair loss.  

Bauman Certified Hair Coach:

Dr.Galope is a fully certified hair coach, trained through the celebrated Dr.Alan J.  Bauman, a full-time hair transplant surgeon and board-certified hair restoration expert.  The American Hair Loss Association (AHLA) endorses Bauman’s certification program.  

Lasting Impressions Medical Aesthetics is currently one of only 6 locations in New Jersey that have earned the prestigious Bauman Certification.

“The American Hair Loss Association is committed to educating and improving the lives of all those affected by hair loss.  It is our goal to create public awareness of this devastating disease of the spirit, and to legitimize hair loss of all forms in the eyes of our medical community, the media and society-as-a-whole.”

Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women actually make up forty percent of American hair loss sufferers.  Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for the sufferer’s self-image and emotional well-being.

Androgenetic alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men.  By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss.

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Is PHP effective for hair restoration?

According to an article in Allure Magazine,  The use of PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle,” says Neil Sadick, dermatologist in New York City and the director of the Sadick Research Group for understanding and treating hair loss.  He adds the treatment has been gaining popularity around the world within the last few years.

Furthermore, the American Academy of Dermatology published the following statements in a recent article on www.aad.org:

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) — Board-certified dermatologists can help patients determine the best treatment option for them

Tens of millions of people in the U.S.  experience hair loss, which can have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life.  There is more hope on the horizon, however, as a growing amount of research indicates that a procedure known as platelet-rich plasma therapy can provide effective treatment.1-4 

“A general body of evidence has recently emerged demonstrating a positive response from PRP treatments,” says Jeffrey Rapaport, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in New Jersey.  “With consensus forming around treatment protocols, studies are indicating that PRP is a safe, effective hair loss treatment that has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life of millions of people.”

PRP therapy originated in Europe more than a decade ago and has been utilized in a variety of medical areas, including orthopedics and dentistry.  The procedure involves placing blood drawn from the patient into a special machine that separates red blood cells from plasma, which is rich in platelets that contain growth factors. 

In hair loss therapy, the plasma is directly injected into the patient’s hair follicles in a process that takes no more than 10 minutes, according to Dr.Rapaport.  Since the procedure involves only minimal discomfort, he says, patients typically do not require any numbing or downtime following therapy.

After the initial treatment, injections are repeated once a month for the next three months, and then once every three to six months after that.  Within the first few months of treatment, patients may notice they are losing less or minimal amounts of hair, Dr.Rapaport says, and soon after, they may begin to see an increase in thickness or eventual regrowth.

While not everyone is a candidate for PRP therapy, Dr.Rapaport says that it has been found to have high success and satisfaction rates in certain hair loss patients, including those with hereditary hair thinning or baldness.  He recommends that those considering the procedure consult with a board-certified dermatologist to determine if it’s the right option for them, adding that PRP may be used in conjunction with other treatments to give patients the best possible results.

“Since PRP therapy has taken off, there have been a lot of non-dermatologists performing this procedure,” Dr.Rapaport says.  “Only board-certified dermatologists have the medical training to identify if you are a good candidate, because this treatment will not work for everyone who experiences hair loss.  Talk to a board-certified dermatologist to determine which hair loss treatment option is best for you.”

Is PRP for Hair Restoration Safe?

An article in Allure Magazine states:

It might sound scary (blood draws and needles?!), but for the most part, there’s no real risk associated with PRP.  “Most patients get injections without any numbing, as there is minimal discomfort,” says Zeichner. “However, cool air or ice packs may be used to minimize pain.” In the event there is any discomfort, Tylenol after the procedure is also recommended.  Bruising can occur but usually resolves within a week or two.

PRP Hair Restoration is a process to help you gain back up to 30% of your hair loss. Doctors and patients world wide have reported this all-natural treatment, which uses the patient’s own blood, to be effective.

While results vary for individuals, the results of PRP for treatment of hair loss typically last for 6-12 months before maintenance is required.

PRP is best for people who have begun losing hair and don’t want to go through surgery. PRP requires maintenance and multiple treatments. Hair transplants are best for people who don’t mind surgery and want a possible one-time permanent solution for hair loss.

Like many non-surgical, cosmetic procedures, PRP involves injections, and without anesthetics, injections can be painful. However, a licensed and qualified doctor can administer anesthetic or numbing agents to thwart the pain.