Age-old hair loss treatments are often ineffective, overly invasive or, frankly, silly (can someone say toupees?) If the idea of hair implants or wigs has you feeling as lost as all that hair going down the drain, fear not. From treating female hair loss to alopecia, here’s how to keep your hair from falling out:
How To Treat Thinning Hair
Try a PRP Treatment
PRP hair therapy is the newest frontier in fighting hair loss and thinning hair. Microneedling with PRP (aka Vampire Hair Therapy) is a revolutionary procedure that uses the healing power of the body’s own blood to promote hair growth.
According to Dr. George Liakeas, Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, here’s how it works, “We extract the Plasma Rich Proteins from your blood, which contain growth factors and proteins that heal wounds. Then, the PRP is injected in the scalp to stimulate the hair follicle, which, in turn, promotes cell turnover and sparks hair growth. Studies have shown that PRP hair therapy can slow or stop hair shedding, reverse hair thinning in male and female pattern hair loss, accelerate hair regrowth and can even work for alopecia areata or spot baldness.”
Get to the Root of It
Female hair loss, in particular, is often caused by a a nutritional deficiency or hormone imbalance due to pregnancy or a medical condition like certain thyroid disorders or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hair loss can be reversed, once these conditions are treated. So a trip to the doctor and routine blood work are recommended to rule out any of these causes of hair loss, before you embark on a full-on offense to combat thinning hair.
Stimulate the Scalp
If you’re suffering from hair loss, you might have become a bit gun-shy about sudsing up in the shower. In truth, a good scalp massage may be just what you need. It helps with thinning hair by increasing blood circulation to the scalp, a vital process to stimulate the hair follicle and promote hair growth. Still skeptical something so simple can work? Know that scalp massage is backed by research that’s shown thicker hair after 24 weeks. An added tip: brushing your hair works using the same principle, so be sure to get your 100 srokes a day.
Lasers For Hair
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been shown to result in thicker and stronger hair. It’s a cold laser that uses one part of the sun’s spectrum to deliver light energy to the scalp. This works to promote blood circulation, which delivers greater oxygen supply to the hair follicles. It’s been shown to be effective for everything from male and female pattern hair loss to Alopecia. Best of all, LLLT is a quick, safe and effective treatment that can be done in 30 minutes at a professional medical spa. The machine does all it’s hair-restoring work, while you sit under it checking emails or reading a magazine. It’s that simple.
To find out more about our comprehensive menu of hair, skin and beauty treatments, call Smooth Synergy at 212-397-0111. An expert is beauty is ready to speak with you about your specific concerns and recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you.