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Medi Tresse Location: Scarsdale, NY
Hair Loss Started: Late 45
Diagnosis: Androgenic Alopecia (Female Pattern Hair Loss)
Treatment Plan: Painless PRP & LaserCap
Laura was a new patient to our Medi Tresse office. She was concerned about her gradual hair loss that she had been experiencing on her frontal hairline and crown.
Previously, Laura had been using minoxidil for four years. Laura was diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, which is also known as Female pattern hair loss (FPHL). FPHL is the most common cause of hair loss in women. Over time, hair follicles experience miniaturization, which means each new hair produced gets smaller until it is no longer produced. Female pattern hair loss is a progressive condition, which means if not treated, it will continue to get worse.
Laura’s goal of treatment was to stop the progression of loss, regrow some of what was lost, and to feel more comfortable with her hair again.
With all of our treatments, we have three main goals: stop further loss, make the hair you have thicker, healthier, and if possible regrow hair. We like to remind all of our patients that attaining any of these goals is a success.
As Laura’s hair loss had been progressing for over 10 years, we felt that the best way to reach her treatment goals was by utilizing a dual therapy of Painless PRP and a LLLT LaserCap®. These are both great treatment options for FPHL in Scarsdale, NY. They also treat the hair loss in different ways to promote optimal results.
Painless PRP is an innovative version of platelet rich plasma therapy that utilizes technology to infuse PRP into the scalp through hydroporation. This completely painless procedure takes less than an hour and patients get an initial series of 3 treatments over 3 months. This is followed by booster treatments every 6 months. PRP therapy has been shown to help thicken existing hairs and reactive dormant follicles to regrow hair.
LLLT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of female pattern hair loss through numerous studies. Studies have shown that LLLT not only helps to repair the follicles at a cellular level, but also increases blood flow to the follicles. Utilizing a cool beam laser, these forms of light are not capable of burning skin, which makes prolonged use safe for patients. LLLT is used in the comfort of the patient's home and recommended treatment is every other day for 30 minutes.
Laura is very happy with the results of her treatment so far. She will continue to utilize her low-level laser therapy device and get Painless PRP boosters every 6 months.
All case studies are from real patients at Medi Tresse affiliated practices, and may not reflect the typical patient’s experience, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Individual results may vary. However, these results are meant as a showcase of what these patients have achieved. Not all patients can achieve the results depicted here and it is important to speak with your Medi Tresse practitioner about your individual case and the best treatment plan for you.