Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Amiya prasad answers the most frequent hair loss questions patients ask during visits at our offices, consultations with Dr Prasad and his team, and online.
Over the years, many hair loss solutions have been marketed aggressively, and of the many options one can choose from, these include topical or oral medication and surgical procedures such as hair transplants. Over the course of time, many of the hair loss drugs offered were discovered to be linked to unwanted side effects, such as long-term sexual dysfunction in men.
As a result, many male patients in particular have turned to hair transplants in order to address their hair woes. As one of the more assertively advertised hair loss solutions, many people are often led to foster unrealistic expectations of what hair transplants can do, only to be disappointed in the end. In order to avoid this, try to keep the following points in mind:
Luckily, baldness can be avoided with the assistance of Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Hair Regeneration—an alternative hair loss treatment designed to reverse hair thinning by thickening hair to stop the progression of hair loss in men and women. The Hair Regeneration treatment is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, and is designed to reverse thinning in existing hairs, as well as halt the progression of hair loss. The results so far have been impressive and have exceeded the results of the typical hair transplant surgery in terms of the amount of density and volume attained, all without needing any surgery.
95% of men and women suffering from hair loss actually have pattern hair loss. Medications such as Propecia/ finasteride for men, and Rogaine/minoxidil for men and women are available. However, many men refuse to take finasteride because of the risk of long-term sexual side effects, and it does not work on everyone. Minoxidil can irritate the scalp and is not advised for people who are sensitive to the topical scalp application.
With the help of Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Hair Regeneration system, genetic pattern loss sufferers are able to address their hair loss much more effectively than before.
This alternative treatment to hair loss, developed by Dr. Prasad, is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, and is formulated to stop the progression of hair loss and hair thinning in existing hairs. The onetime treatment is safe and non-invasive, and is backed by 3-5 years’ worth of clinical research. It is administered directly onto the scalp via injection, and so far the results seen in patients have been nothing short of remarkable.
First and foremost, receding hairlines in men can be demonstrated as miniaturization at the crown area, or miniaturization at the frontal areas of the scalp. The bottom line is that male pattern hair loss affects the whole scalp, with differences in the extent and way it manifests depending on your particular genetic pattern.
Regardless, whenever dealing with pattern hair loss, it is always advisable to address the progression of hair loss before anything else, and this is usually done with the help of hair loss drugs such as finasteride or minoxidil.
However, due to the many limitations and the undesirable side effects caused by these drugs, such as long-term sexual dysfunction in men linked to finasteride, many are often dissuaded from taking them.
Luckily, Dr. Amiya Prasad has developed a treatment to thicken hair that’s thinning and stop the progression of hair loss that doesn’t require surgery or drugs, he calls it the Hair Regeneration system.
The Hair Regeneration treatment is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, both of which exhibit wound-healing properties that help with the restoration of hair.
This non-surgical method involves a single session of injections and has been successful in thickening hair and reestablishing healthy hair growth in almost 100% of male patients and over 80% in female patients. Patients with onset thinning are advised to start with the Hair Regeneration system in order to effectively reverse the progression of thinning and hairline recession.
Pattern hair loss, specifically referred to as “androgenic alopecia” in the medical world, is a genetic disorder that makes sufferers susceptible to hair loss and hair thinning. It is a condition that occurs in about 95% of men and women who experience hair loss, though the onset and the rate at which it progresses differs for every individual.
What complicates this issue further is the fact that it is a genetic disorder, and therefore difficult to correct. Fortunately, in order to help address this condition, Dr. Amiya Prasad has developed a treatment called Hair Regeneration.
The treatment, which is backed by 3-5 years’ worth of clinical study, is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, and is designed to stop hair loss and reverse hair thinning in both men and women on a long-term scale.
So far, it has shown great success and impressive results in thickening thinning hair, without the need for supplementary drugs or surgery. It is closest thing to a cure for hair loss today.
The success of a hair transplant will always be dependent on the hair loss progression and the amount of hair that can be harvested from the donor area. That said, it is more ideal to perform a hair transplants on someone whose hair loss has already stabilized because the pattern and extent of hair loss has already been determined, and also because hair transplants have no capacity to stop hair loss advancement.
According to Dr. Amiya Prasad, it is not advisable for someone to undergo a hair transplant if they are still in the early stages of hair thinning, as the extent of the hair loss cannot be predicted, and thus any hair transplant that is performed at this point will not sufficiently address the baldness.
In addition to that, if the patient is only showing signs of hair thinning, and not complete hair loss, then a hair transplant is also not advisable as this would only destroy the viable hairs existing on the scalp, which is not in the patient’s best interest.
Surgical techniques for addressing hair loss and hair thinning are follicular unit transplants (FUTs or “strip method”) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). Due to the unattractive long thin scar left on the donor area after an FUT procedure, many people began to gravitate more towards FUEs, as this procedure only produces many smaller scars on the scalp.
What most didn’t know is that FUEs often required a surgeon to harvest grafts from outside the donor area, making these transplanted hairs prone to thinning and an eventual loss. FUEs also yield as much as 30% less usable grafts in comparison to FUTs. Hairs grafts extracted by FUE have higher rate of transection, or damaged grafts cut or stretched at the root.
Some non-surgical options, on the other hand, include oral finasteride and topical minoxidil. However, due to the constant maintenance required and irritation of minoxidil, and the potential sexual side effects of finasteride, many patients choose not to use these drugs.
Dr. Amiya Prasad developed the Hair Regeneration system, an alternative treatment to surgical hair transplantation, more effective in more people than minoxidil or finasteride, and with no drugs or side effects. Hair Regeneration is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood. It is formulated to clinically stop hair loss progression by thickening thin hairs, thereby reversing the hair thinning process. The onetime treatment gives long-term benefits to patients who previously did not respond to finasteride or minoxidil, and can surpass the results of hair transplants in terms of volume, density, and fullness achieved.
Yes, hair grafts may fall out due to any of the following reasons:
Keep in mind that the most critical time for newly transplanted hair grafts are the first 48 hours after the hair transplant procedure. If patients to not exercise great care over themselves, they can lose as much as 90% of their grafts, which will render the whole transplant useless. It usually takes 7-10 days for hair grafts to gain stability, after which they are unlikely to dislodge. Dr. Amiya Prasad suggests that patients consider undergoing Hair Regeneration about 1-2 months after their transplant in order to assist with the healing and survival of their hair grafts. Patients who have had the Hair Regeneration treatment within this time after their initial hair transplants are very pleased with the improvement of their hair transplant results, which also enables them to avoid further hair transplantation.
Modern hair transplants are not necessarily better than ever because the results are still dependent on the limits of the donor area and the progression of hair loss.
Follicular unit transplants (FUTs) have become a less desirable procedure as it can leave a long, linear scar at the back of the head, which is an undesirable quality especially for people who prefer to wear their hair short. For this reason, follicular unit extraction (FUE) gained popularity among hair loss sufferers, since do not leave obvious linear scars behind.
On the other hand, FUEs yield 30% lesser hair grafts than FUTs, which results in less density and new hair growth overall. Several notable surgeons have gone so far as to promote the technologically advanced FUE surgery, hinting at its supposed superiority. This, however, should not be taken as such, since the fact of the matter is that FUEs have more limitations than FUTs.
After all has been said and done, the goal remains the same: grow as much hair as possible, with as much density as possible, in the areas where you need it most. To answer this need, Dr. Amiya Prasad developed an alternative treatment for hair loss called the Hair Regeneration system.
The treatment is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, and is designed to halt hair loss and hair thinning without needing supplementary drugs or surgery. Backed by 3-5 years’ worth of clinical study, Hair Regeneration can be used alongside hair transplants to enhance results and speed up the healing process.
They treatment has been administered on patients from all over the world and has been impressive results. The main message is that people suffering from hair loss should learn about the options available to them, both surgical and non-surgical.
Propecia, or oral finasteride, combats hair loss by blocking the enzyme 5 alpha reductase from transforming testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In people who are sensitive to DHT, the hormone causes hair miniaturization and eventual hair loss.
Keep in mind that male pattern hair loss affects the whole scalp, with slight disparities in the pattern—some may exhibit temporal recession, while others may show thinning of the crown area. Regardless, if the cause of one’s hair loss is directly linked to the presence of DHT, then it is likely that oral finasteride can help, regardless of where the hair loss has manifested or how aggressive it is.
There are some cases, however, wherein patients just do not respond to oral finasteride or topical minoxidil. In other cases, some people prefer not to undergo the hassle of daily application and maintenance; while others choose not to take the said drug due to unwanted side effects, such as long-term sexual dysfunction in men caused by oral finasteride.
People who suffer from these unfortunate circumstances may look into Hair Regeneration, a non-surgical hair loss treatment developed by Dr. Amiya Prasad.
This treatment is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood. The result is a safe and efficient way of overturning hair loss and hair thinning.
With this treatment technique, Dr. Prasad has been able to reverse hair thinning in patients and give them a thicker hair in only one treatment session, without surgery or additional hair loss medication.
The pursuit of a cure for baldness has gone on for hundreds of years, and hair transplants have been around for decades, but much about it is still misunderstood by the general public. As hair transplant surgeon for the past 20 years trying to optimize results, Dr. Amiya Prasad says the most important thing to understand about hair transplants is that they cannot bring back all the hair that’s been lost, nor can it permanently stop or reverse hair thinning. It is simply a way of covering up balding areas with hair taken from another part of one’s scalp. What spells out a successful hair transplant are the following:
With the sheer number of hair loss medications and procedures being offered in the market, most of them are short-term and ineffectual. Many people, for example, do not respond to drugs like topical minoxidil, while many choose not to take drugs like oral finasteride due to long-term sexual dysfunction it causes in men. This is why Dr. Amiya Prasad has dedicated a large part of his career to developing safe solutions to hair loss. The fruit of that effort comes in the form of Hair Regeneration system, an alternative treatment that is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood.
In Dr. Prasad’s practice, when treating a patient with Hair Regeneration, he will normally wait about 18 months from the initial application to see if a hair transplant will still be needed. If in case one is needed, options such as follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) will be discussed thoroughly, as well as how Hair Regeneration can enhance the results of both. Dr. Prasad generally advises the FUT procedure as it yields 30% more grafts with less chance of resection (damaging of hair grafts at the root common in FUE procedures). He addresses the concern of the FUT strip scar with his cosmetic surgery closure techniques and use of Hair Regeneration for advanced wound healing to make the incision imperceptible. As always, Dr. Prasad advises patients to be educated before undergoing any type of surgical procedure. So far, the Hair Regeneration treatment has made an impact on sufferers of male and female pattern baldness, and results have been nothing short of impressive.
Yes, patients should see hair growth again about 12-18 months after having a hair transplant. Remarkably, patients who get treated with Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Hair Regeneration system alongside a hair transplant demonstrate improved and accelerated healing rates of the donor area, and less redness around the newly transplanted hair grafts.
Many patients discover the Hair Regeneration treatment when they look for ways to improve the healing and results of their hair transplants performed elsewhere.
The treatment, developed by Dr. Prasad, is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) originating from the patient’s own blood. Patients who come to Dr. Prasad 1-2 months after having had a hair transplant somewhere else show remarkable improvement in the quality of hair thickening and amount of regrowth, resulting in fuller, more natural-looking hair.
For patients who come to Dr. Prasad for the Hair Regeneration alone, they regularly achieve more coverage and hair density than any transplant procedure.
Being afraid of going bald is a normal reaction, as most people prefer to have a full head of hair to feel confident in themselves. Some people, in fact, will go so far as to seek a hair transplant even before any substantial hair thinning or hair loss is seen. In Dr. Amiya Prasad’s practice, he’ll sometimes receive inquiries from younger men who are seeking a hair transplant to disguise the early signs of temporal recession. Dr. Prasad advises against such a course of action, for the following reasons:
1. The pattern of hair loss has not been determined;
2. Hair loss has not been stabilized yet, thus the extent of the hair loss cannot be determined;
3. Hair thinning will continue to occur, isolating the hair grafts, and ultimately rendering the hair transplant ineffectual.
Two of the more popular options for managing hair loss are oral finasteride and topical minoxidil. Many people, however, experience irritation from topical minoxidil, while oral finasteride has been known to cause long-term sexual dysfunction in men. For these reasons, many patients forgo taking the said drugs.
Those who are extremely concerned about going bald can look into an alternative treatment developed by Dr. Amiya Prasad called the Hair Regeneration system, a treatment made with advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood.
Backed by 3-5 years’ worth of clinical study, Hair Regeneration halts hair loss by thickening hair that was progressively thinning, without the need for supplementary medication or surgical procedures. The treatment is so effective that almost 100% of male patients see impressive results by stopping hair loss progression and having their thinning hair grow back thicker. The onetime injection treatment lasts at least 3-5 years based on clinical study.