Robert B. Lanter, DO
Physiatrist & Orthopaedic Specialist located in Oceanside, NY & Long Beach, NY
Hair loss can be a real blow to your self-esteem, whether you’re a man or a woman. Robert B. Lanter, DO, and his skilled team understand how frustrating and difficult it is to lose your hair, and they’re ready to help with advanced hair restoration procedures using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). To schedule a hair restoration consultation, call the office or book online today.
Hair Restoration Q&A
What are the signs that I may need hair restoration?
There are a few different hair loss symptoms, and thinning hair can look different in men and women.
In men, hair usually starts thinning on the forehead at the hairline, often forming an “M” shape. A receding hairline is unusual in women, but a steadily widening line when parting hair is common. Women may also notice that their ponytail feels thinner.
Another less common sign that you’re losing your hair is round patches of missing hair that appear on the back of your scalp or sometimes in other areas. The patches can be quite small, so they may be hard to see initially.
Both men and women might notice more hair in the sink drains, or you might notice that your hairbrush needs to be cleaned more frequently because it’s filling with hair faster.
Usually, men and women suffering from thinning hair or bald patches are great candidates for hair restoration procedures at Robert B. Lanter, DO.
What causes hair loss?
It’s normal to lose approximately 100 hairs daily, but if your hair is shedding faster, one of the following causes is likely.
Male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness are hereditary. It’s common to develop this condition in middle age or later if your parents or other close relatives suffered from hair loss.
Hormones, whether it’s hormone surges or depletion, can trigger hair loss in many situations. Hormone changes during menopause and pregnancy are often the culprit behind hair loss in women. Individuals with thyroid disease may also suffer hair loss unless their thyroid hormones are stabilized.
Certain medications, including drugs prescribed for hypertension, heart disease, and cancer, may have a side effect of hair loss.
There are other reasons for hair loss, as well. Radiation therapy, sudden traumatic events, and overprocessing of hair are some other potential causes of hair loss in both men and women.
Your provider will work with you to determine the causes of your hair loss and formulate an effective treatment plan.
What is the process of hair restoration?
The team at Robert B. Lanter, DO, offers nonsurgical hair restoration using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelet-rich plasma effectively rejuvenates inactive hair follicles so you can grow new hair.
Your provider draws a blood sample that they process in a centrifuge, separating the platelets from the plasma. Your provider injects the platelet-rich plasma into your scalp where your hair has thinned.
Most patients require a series of several PRP treatments, spaced several weeks apart. Once your desired results have been achieved, you can schedule maintenance sessions 2-3 times a year.
To schedule a hair restoration with Robert B. Lanter, DO, call the nearest office or book online today.