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Hair Loss

Central Park South Dermatology

Medical Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Hair loss affects both women and men and can make it hard to feel confident about your appearance. Robin Blum, MD, FAAD, at Central Park South Dermatology in midtown Manhattan, New York, offers some of the most innovative hair loss treatments in the nation. If you’re tired of standing by as your hair grows thinner each year, schedule an appointment today to explore your options. Booking takes just moments online or over the phone.

Hair Loss Q & A

What causes hair loss?

Many different things can contribute to thinning hair and some men and women have a combination of factors that cause hair loss. Hereditary hair loss and the aging process are the most common reasons for hair loss. 

Additional causal factors include:

  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal changes
  • Radiation therapy
  • Significant stress or a traumatic event
  • Certain tight hairstyles or chemical hair treatments
  • Significant weight loss

You might begin to notice hair loss on the top of your head or you may experience an overall reduction in fullness. Patchy spots are common, as is hair loss along your part. 

What medications or supplements can treat hair loss?

A prescription medication called spironolactone can help reduce hair loss in women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. When a female produces excess levels of androgens, or male hormones, hair loss is a common outcome.

Spironolactone works by slowing the production of androgens. Researchers also find that women who take spironolactone can experience hair regrowth, especially when combined with another medication called minoxidil. 

Propecia is a prescription medication to reduce hair loss in men. The drug works by preventing testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone. It’s a great option to address male pattern hair loss, but should never be used by women or children. 

NutrafolⓇ is a brand of all-natural, customized supplements that can help support hair growth. There are multiple formulations to choose from and an option suited for virtually everyone. Products from the Nutrafol line are available in-office at Central Park South Dermatology. 

How can platelet-rich plasma help treat hair loss? 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution created from a small sample of your blood. It’s filled with growth factors that promote cell development and can also reduce inflammation, which is often linked to hair loss. 

PRP therapy involves preparing the solution, then injecting it into multiple areas of your scalp. The entire process takes less than an hour and the injection portion is completed very quickly. 

Many men and women prefer this approach because there’s no need for drugs or supplementation. PRP is a natural treatment that harnesses your body’s innate healing abilities. 

What is TheradomeⓇ?

Theradome is a laser hair growth system that uses light therapy to promote new hair growth, and it’s available for sale at Central Park South Dermatology. The process involves wearing a helmet that looks like a bike helmet for around 20 minutes each day. 

Theradome is made using 80 laser diodes to stimulate new hair growth without excessive heat. In fact, less than 1℃ of heat is generated during Theradome sessions. 

The treatment helmet is comfortable, lightweight, and cordless. You can move around and complete your normal daily routines during your sessions and you can use the system 5-7 times before it needs to be recharged. 

If you’d like to explore these and other treatments for thinning hair, call Dr. Blum today to set up a visit or schedule one online.