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 progresion 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.
For years, hair transplants have been advertised and marketed in such a way that has led people to foster unrealistic expectations of the procedure and what it can do for them. As such, even though hair transplants have been around for years, there are still many misconceptions over the procedure.
Even today, highly modernized procedures like robotic follicular unit extraction (FUE) often distract from the reality that, in spite of all these technological advancements, hair transplants are still very limited by nature.
Patients who undergo the treatment eventually run out of donor hair and end up looking like they have even lesser hair than before, or strain their wallets by having numerous hair transplants to make up for the lack of hair.
To be clear, it must be said that:
For a time, hair transplants were the only means of addressing hair loss for people who did not respond to hair loss drugs such as oral finasteride or topical minoxidil, but thankfully, Dr. Amiya Prasad has developed an alternative solution.
The Hair Regeneration system 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 clinically stop further hair loss and reverse hair thinning in existing hairs by thickening them.
In Dr. Prasad’s practice, he has changed his method to treating hair loss by using the Hair Regeneration system to overcome the limitations of hair transplants.
In the majority of cases, patients have felt so satisfied with the results of Hair Regeneration that they felt they no longer needed to follow up with a hair transplant anymore. In other cases, patients can be treated with Hair Regeneration in order to stop hair loss progression, so that a future hair transplant procedure can make better use of the limited amount of grafts in areas where hair has completely disappeared.
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 ane 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 finsasteride, 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.
Hair grafts are normally taken from the donor area, or the permanent zone”, which is located at the back of the head. Hair from this small area at the back of the head are genetically resistant to hair thinning. The hairs from this area do not easily fall out because of “donor dominance”— a physiological phenomenon that ensures that the hairs retain their permanence even after being transplanted to a new location on the scalp.
What should be more of a concern, however, are the hairs surrounding these newly transplanted hair grafts. If the hair loss has not stabilized, hair can continue to thin out, isolating the grafts, and eventually leading to the very unnatural-looking “hair plugs”.
Fortunately, an alternative hair loss treatment developed by Dr. Amiya Prasad can be used together with a hair transplant in order to avoid this. The Hair Regeneration system 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 and reverse hair loss by thickening existing hairs that are thinning.
The treatment is so effective that it can be used alongside a hair transplant in order to enhance the survival and healing rate of hair grafts, as well as thicken the surrounding hairs.
Patients from all over the world have travelled Dr. Prasad’s New York offices to receive the Hair Regeneration treatment, many of whom had their hair transplants done elsewhere and want to maximize their results, stop their hair from thinning, and increase the survival of their transplanted hair. The results have been extremely successful.
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.
Hair transplants of today often require a variety of devices, instruments, and even robots when harvesting grafts for follicular unit transplant (FUT) or follicular unit extraction (FUE).
FUTs were initially the standard approach when it came to hair transplant surgery, but with the advent of FUE surgery, more people became inclined to the latter as it did away with the long, linear scar that FUTs left on the donor area. Scars incurred from FUEs are significantly smaller but higher in number which makes FUEs attractive for those who prefer to wear their hair short. However, in spite of this seemingly impressive robotic technology, it doesn’t change the fact that FUEs are also quite limited.
Though FUEs do produce smaller scars, the method also delivers less hair density, a lesser amount of grafts, and therefore, lesser hair growth in general. All doctors who perform FUEs and FUTs know that more grafts, more density and less transection (cut or damaged hair grafts from the root) can be achieved with the older FUT surgery when compared with the modern FUE. With less grafts harvested and placed, people who opt for FUEs tend to have more hair transplant surgeries. For all the advancements seen in hair transplant technology, none of them have effectively overcome their limitations.
In Dr. Amiya Prasad’s practice, an alternative treatment called the Hair Regeneration system has been introduced as a standalone solution for hair loss and a complementary treatment to enhance the results of a hair transplant.
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, and is designed to thicken existing hairs, stop hair loss progression, all while restoring volume and density to hair better than any hair transplant can. Dr. Prasad usually recommends the Hair Regeneration treatment first to stop progressive hair loss and thicken existing hair.
Most patients achieve natural-looking hair density from the Hair Regeneration treatment alone and opt to not undergo a surgical hair transplant. However, some patients opt to have a hair transplant after the Hair Regeneration treatment to fill in places that have no hair at all. In such cases, Dr. Prasad will openly discuss the pros and cons of both FUTs and FUEs, and how Hair Regeneration can boost their results.
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.
Ideally, the best time to seek out a hair restoration specialist would be when you first begin to observe the initial signs of hair thinning, that way early preventative measures can be discussed in order to control the hair loss.
In Dr. Amiya Prasad’s practice, the battle against hair loss starts with a thorough examination and scalp microscopy. Options for hair loss management are then discussed, which will include topical medication, surgical, as well as non-surgical procedures.
A non-surgical alternative treatment for hair loss that Dr. Prasad recommends is Hair Regeneration. 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 works to reverse thinning in existing hairs. With this type of treatment, the earlier thinning is addressed and the more viable hairs are present, the more successful the results will be.
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 impercetible. 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, to a certain degree, Rogaine and Propecia do work.
Minoxidil was originally founded as a prescription for sufferers of high blood pressure as it is a vasodilator that increases blood flow to an area. It was observed that one of its side effects was increased hair growth. After which, minoxidil was then developed into a hair loss drug, although the science behind how this occurs is still unclear. Minoxidil has many restrictions—people suffering from scalp diseases, heart problems, and kidney and liver problems are cautioned against using the drug.
Propecia, or finasteride, is an oral drug developed to inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase from converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT)—the hormone that causes hair to miniaturize (thin) in men and women, until hair disappears completely (hair loss). Like minoxidil, finasteride has limitations as well, the most feared being that it causes long-term sexual dysfunction in some men.
Luckily, for those who are unable to or uninterested in taking the aforementioned drugs, there is an alternative in the form of Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Hair Regeneration treatment. Backed by 3-5 year’s worth of clinical study, the Hair Regeneration system 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 an effective and safe means of treating hair loss.
It has shown impressive results and has been able to combat hair thinning and hair loss in almost 100% of male patients and over 80% of female patients, without the need for prescription hair loss medication or invasive surgery. The Hair Regeneration treatment works more successfully on existing viable hairs, which means that the earlier one gets treated with it, the better the results will be.
Due to the differences of hair transplants for men and women, female patients need to keep the following in mind:
In order to help with such goals, Dr. Amiya Prasad recommends Hair Regeneration, a treatment 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 treatment has seen remarkable results in more than 80% of women who have had the treatment.
Patients from all over the world come to see Dr. Amiya Prasad for his Hair Regeneration treatment, not only because of how effective the treatment is, but also because of how quick the procedure is to perform less than two hours total.
Such a quick and non-invasive procedure allows patients to leave the clinic without any scabs or surgical healing afterwards, thus giving them more time to go around and enjoy the city. Patients experience remarkable improvement in their hair density and growth in as little as a few weeks, to a few months, but full benefits of the treatment can be seen in 12-18 months.
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.
It is possible to bring back that has already thinned out. A big part of Dr. Amiya Prasad’s career has been dedicated to developing a solution for exactly this reason, and the fruit of his labor comes in the form of a new alternative treatment for hair loss, which he called the Hair Regeneration system.
Dr. Prasad shares that it is best to seek treatment for thinning hair before the area in which hair thinning is obvious becomes bald. This is because the Hair Regeneration system works best when there are still viable hair follicles on the treatment site. In Dr. Prasad’s practice, the first step to treating hair loss always starts with a detailed microscopic analysis of the patient’s scalp to determine the extent of the hair loss and hair thinning. After this is completed, Dr. Prasad will discuss the different options the patient has that can address their case.
Dr. Prasad has been treating hair loss patients for several years with his Hair Regeneration treatment. This treatment is created from a combination of 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 in existing hairs on the scalp. In Dr. Prasad’s experience, the treatment is more effective when administered during the onset or early stages of hair thinning. Nearly 100% of Dr. Prasad’s male patients and 80% of female patients have all shown impressive improvement with Hair Regeneration, and even display better hair density and volume compared to a hair transplant, regardless of transplant method.