Hair Growth

Alexander Golberg, MD, DO -  - Osteopathic Medicine

Alexander Golberg, MD, DO

Osteopathic Medicine & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY & Murray Hill, Manhattan, NY

A full head of natural, great-looking hair is appealing across all cultures, and is evocative of youth, good health, and vitality. Dr. Alexander Golberg leverages the power of platelet-rich plasma to promote new hair growth, and has helped hundreds of men and women in the greater New York City area reach their aesthetic goals. To learn more about what PRP therapy can do for you, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience, either online or by calling the office.

Hair Growth Q & A

What’s causing my hair loss?

Numerous factors can contribute to thinning hair, some of which can be controlled. A few of the more common causes of hair loss in both men and women include:

  • Heredity
  • Hormonal fluctuations like pregnancy, menopause, and thyroid issues
  • Certain medications and supplements
  • Stressful events
  • Radiation therapy
  • Some hairstyles or hair treatments

 

Regardless of the reason behind your hair loss, it’s important to treat your remaining hair very gently when grooming or styling.

What can I do to reverse thinning hair?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an exciting and innovative treatment option for thinning hair. The process harnesses your body’s natural healing power to stimulate new growth without the need for harsh chemicals, medications, or invasive procedures.

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, begins with a standard blood draw, similar to what you experience when providing a blood sample for medical screenings. That small amount of blood is placed within a centrifuge, which spins it at a high rate of speed.

The spinning action causes the components of your blood to separate. The portion containing the most platelets is carefully drawn into a syringe and then injected into the portion of your scalp where hair growth is desired.

How does PRP therapy stimulate hair growth?

Platelet-rich plasma contains a concentration of growth factors from your own blood. When introduced back into your body near your hair follicles, those growth factors trigger increased blood flow and effectively prompt your follicles to generate new hair.

PRP therapy is also shown to reduce inflammation, which can play a role in hair loss. By addressing inflammation in your scalp, your hair follicles are better able to perform their function.

Is PRP therapy for hair growth painful?

During treatment sessions Dr. Golberg administers multiple injections across the areas of your scalp where hair loss is most prominent. While the thought of numerous needle sticks might seem uncomfortable, the process is not painful. Dr. Golberg places the injections near the surface of your skin, and the needle doesn’t penetrate into deep layers of tissue.

Choosing a physician with extensive experience in PRP therapy is an important part of achieving favorable results with minimal discomfort. Dr. Golberg has earned his reputation as a hair growth specialist throughout New York City, and many men and women wouldn’t consider entrusting anyone else with their hair growth needs. Schedule an appointment today to experience the power of PRP therapy for yourself.