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Hair Loss & Hirsutism

Hair Loss

Hair loss is, simply, the loss of hair in a region where hair is desired, usually the head, and sometimes the eyebrows or lashes. In reality, of course, the emotional impact of hair loss is anything but simple. This is especially true with women, for whom loss of hair can cause low self-esteem. Many things can cause hair loss, including skin conditions, heredity or illness. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson can help diagnose and treat hair loss in both men and women. Hair Loss treatment may involve a combination of over-the-counter medications or prescription treatments, including topical treatments, injections, and oral medications. Read about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections below.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an affordable way for you to improve your hair density without surgery or harmful side effects. It involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp. Platelets contain healing growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has lead different fields of medicine to utilize PRP for wound healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue. Now doctors have discovered new benefits for hair thickening and regrowth. With PRP for Hair, your growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the miniaturization of the hair follicle and jumpstarting dormant hair back into the growth stage.

PRP for Hair Regrowth:

  • Increases blood supply to the follicle
  • Increases shaft size (thickness)
  • Triggers and maintains the growth phase
  • Controls hair growth cycle
  • Decreases hair loss

Hirsutism

Hirsutism is the overproduction of hair. In women, this most often occurs on the face, chin and neck. It can also occur on the arms or torso. In men, hirsutism generally occurs on the chest and/or back. It can be hereditary or caused by illness or hormonal imbalance. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will diagnose and determine the best treatment options for you.

Treatment for hirsutism often includes Laser Hair Removal, using either our Alexandrite or ND:Yag laser to reduce the amount of hair growth. At this time there is no insurance coverage for laser treatments of hirsutism.