All Natural Hair Loss Treatment

We are pleased to offer PRP Injections for Hair Loss.  PRP is a perfect, all natural procedure for anyone looking for thicker, healthier hair.

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PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma.  Platelets are the cells that help you stop bleeding when you scrape or cut yourself, but they are also rich in many growth factors, including: platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor.

Since platelets release many important factors, they have been used to treat joint problems, and now hair loss as well.  PRP has been shown to benefit patients with a variety of hair loss sub-types, including androgenic alopecia (also known as “male” or “female” pattern hair loss).

The best part about PRP is that it is all-natural, as it comes from your own blood.

PRP promotes hair growth via 2 pathways:

  1. encouraging new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
  2. encouraging hair follicles to enter and extend the duration of the anagen phase (the growth phase)

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Studies show that PRP injections may even be as effective, if not more effective, than Rogaine (minoxidil 5%) at stimulating hair regrowth, in certain types of hair loss (El Taieb et al, 2016).

After we draw blood into a tube, it is spun in a centrifuge machine, and the platelets can be removed.

after drawing your blood, the sample is spun in a centrifuge machine, causing the platelets to collect at the top (yellow) and rest of blood to sink to the bottom (red)

after drawing your blood, the sample if spun in a centrifuge machine, causing the platelets to collect at the top (yellow) and rest of blood to sink to the bottom (red)

In our office we follow a protocol that consists of 4 monthly visits, and then maintenance.

Because it is all natural, there are no concerns about side effects with PRP.  Just make sure to stop any vitamins, fish oil, or pain relievers 1 week before, as they can cause bruising.

To schedule your PRP treatment, call (212) 249-8118.

European sunscreen that corrects DNA damage

Eryfotona Actinica is now available in our office for existing patients

Eryfotona Actinica is now available in our office for existing patients

We’re excited to carry this new sunscreen lotion that has not only sunscreen, but also enzymes that correct the DNA damage wrought by the sun, and even vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

Photolyase is a naturally occurring enzyme designed to reverse the specific DNA mutations caused by UV exposure.   This enzyme is found mainly in plants and algae, and they rely on it to correct DNA damage from the sun.  Human beings do not normally have this enzyme.

What You Need to Know to Manage Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic condition affecting approximately 16 million Americans.  It is most common in women during their 30s, 40, and 50s, however both male and female patients of all ages can be affected.  Although it is a chronic condition with no permanent cure, the truth is that there are many lifestyle modifications that can majorly help rosacea get better.  In fact, the National Rosacea Society compiled a list of important dietary and lifestyle changes which we are posting here and hope you’ll find useful.  You probably already knew that alcohol and spicy foods are culprits in some patients, but did you know that fermented foods, cheese, vanilla and chocolate are also potential culprits?  Read on…

Did you know that there are lifestyle and dietary changes that can help your rosacea?

Did you know that there are lifestyle and dietary changes that can help your rosacea?

 

 

Your Butt Is Proof That You Should Wear Sunscreen

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/06/your-butt-is-proof-that-you-should-wear-sunscreen.html