In this culture, hair is a surprisingly big factor in how we see ourselves. Noticing thin patches or a broad forehead when you look in the mirror can be disheartening to a man or a woman. The best advice for those with hair loss is to seek professional treatment – the sooner the better. Associates in Dermatology has helped countless individuals across the Westlake, Middleburg Heights, and Lorain, OH area feel good about their reflections again, with effective medical hair growth methods.
Medical hair restoration solutions
At Associates in Dermatology, we know there is no single hair loss cure that works for everyone. We do all we can to understand genetic, health, and lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your hair loss. Then we put together a personalized hair growth treatment plan. It may include:
- Oral contraceptives or spironolactone – Sometimes prescribed for hormone-related female pattern baldness.
- Minoxidil – A topical medication applied to the scalp. This is a safe female hair loss treatment and is also effective for men.
- Finasteride or dutasteride – Prescription oral hair loss treatment for men.
- Advice on hygiene, products, and styling to preserve existing hair and promote new growth.
PRP hair loss treatment is available in Westlake, OH
Platelets are tiny components in the blood. They induce fibroblasts and powerful growth factors that help the blood to clot and wounds to heal. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a concentration of those growth factors taken from a small sample of blood, drawn on-site at Associates in Dermatology. We process the specimen in a centrifuge, which separates elements in blood. Platelets are isolated and re-introduced into the scalp in areas where the hair is thinning.
PRP treatment increases blood flow to follicles, promoting natural hair growth. Since the product is sourced from your own body, there is no chance of rejection or allergic reaction. Again, your treatment plan is customized. Typically, however, three PRP treatments spaced about a month apart are suggested. Once hair comes back in, re-treatment with PRP two or three times a year is recommended to maintain density and quality of strands.
Call (440) 482-8323 for a hair loss consultation with one of the medical experts at Associates in Dermatology. We have seven providers and three locations for your convenience.