Procedures offered include: medical hair restoration therapy, nonsurgical hair restoration, and surgical hair restoration.

Medical Hair Restoration Therapy

Hair restoration for both men and women can be provided through medical therapy, minimally invasive treatments or surgical restoration. Finasteride (Propecia®) and minoxidil (Rogaine®) are the two most popular medical treatments for hair loss. Various vitamin and natural topical treatments can also be recommended.

Nonsurgical Hair Restoration

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a highly effective treatment for stimulating hair growth and may be an excellent option for the male or female patient with thinning hair. In a recent review written by Dr. Sand entitled: “PRP for the Aesthetic Surgeon“, many uses for PRP are discussed. They include topical application to improve healing after skin resurfacing, injection into face to remove wrinkles, and injection into the scalp for hair restoration. In particular, the use of PRP for hair restoration has been studied by multiple global investigators and has shown excellent promise as a treatment for thinning or micronized hairs. High qualities studies have shown this product to thicken hair shaft size, improve hair quality, and increase hair density. This combined effect can lead to fuller, healthier appearing head of hair. Dr. Sand can discuss the benefits of this treatment with you during your consultation.

Surgical Hair Restoration

Surgical hair restoration involves transplanting hairs from the back and sides of the head (which are generally resistant to hormonal loss from the action of DHT) and meticulously redistributing them to create a youthful, natural hairline. This process utilizes micrografts (grafts with one, two, three or four hairs at a time) angulated in the way hair naturally grows. The hairline is designed to fit the individual and the grafts are feathered into the scalp. This involves utilizing single grafts in the front and then artfully placing grafts of two, three and four hairs toward the back. The feathering technique results in improved density, fullness and natural microvariations within the transplanted hair, softening its appearance and making transplanted hair nearly indistinguishable from the natural hair. The result is a youthful and natural hairline that does not look surgical or produced. The hairs are harvested from the back and sides of the head as a strip (FUT, follicular unit transfer) or can be extracted individually (FUE, follicular unit extraction). All of these procedures are office-based and performed with local anesthesia. Fasting is not necessary and you will spend much time during the procedure reading, listening to music or watching movies. Surgical hair restoration is very well tolerated with a highly reproducible and natural result. The best option for you will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Sand.

Most Common FAQs

A: This is an office-based procedure done under local anesthesia. There is no need to fast for the procedure and you will eat lunch with the time and spend much of the day reading or watching movies while the procedure takes place. It is well tolerated and the results are very robust.

A: Platelet-rich plasma is a condensation of platelets and growth factors from your blood that are extracted and then re-injected into the scalp where the hair is thinning. The growth factors then stimulate micronized hair follicles and surrounding hairs to becoming thicker, more robust and higher quality. The effect of this injection does wear off after several months and requires maintenance therapy.