The pursuit of a cure for baldness has gone on for hundreds of years, and hair transplants have been around for decades, but much about it is still misunderstood by the general public. As hair transplant surgeon for the past 20 years trying to optimize results, Dr. Amiya Prasad says the most important thing to understand about hair transplants is that they cannot bring back all the hair that’s been lost, nor can it permanently stop or reverse hair thinning. It is simply a way of covering up balding areas with hair taken from another part of one’s scalp. What spells out a successful hair transplant are the following:
- How well the donor area heals;
- If the hair loss is stabilized;
- Clear and open communication between surgeon and patient with regard to the expectations of the procedure, such as the number of grafts harvested and areas wherein they are to be transplanted to.
With the sheer number of hair loss medications and procedures being offered in the market, most of them are short-term and ineffectual. Many people, for example, do not respond to drugs like topical minoxidil, while many choose not to take drugs like oral finasteride due to long-term sexual dysfunction it causes in men. This is why Dr. Amiya Prasad has dedicated a large part of his career to developing safe solutions to hair loss. The fruit of that effort comes in the form of Hair Regeneration system, an alternative treatment that is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood.
In Dr. Prasad’s practice, when treating a patient with Hair Regeneration, he will normally wait about 18 months from the initial application to see if a hair transplant will still be needed. If in case one is needed, options such as follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) will be discussed thoroughly, as well as how Hair Regeneration can enhance the results of both. Dr. Prasad generally advises the FUT procedure as it yields 30% more grafts with less chance of resection (damaging of hair grafts at the root common in FUE procedures). He addresses the concern of the FUT strip scar with his cosmetic surgery closure techniques and use of Hair Regeneration for advanced wound healing to make the incision impercetible. As always, Dr. Prasad advises patients to be educated before undergoing any type of surgical procedure. So far, the Hair Regeneration treatment has made an impact on sufferers of male and female pattern baldness, and results have been nothing short of impressive.
Yes, to a certain degree, Rogaine and Propecia do work.
Minoxidil was originally founded as a prescription for sufferers of high blood pressure as it is a vasodilator that increases blood flow to an area. It was observed that one of its side effects was increased hair growth. After which, minoxidil was then developed into a hair loss drug, although the science behind how this occurs is still unclear. Minoxidil has many restrictions—people suffering from scalp diseases, heart problems, and kidney and liver problems are cautioned against using the drug.
Propecia, or finasteride, is an oral drug developed to inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase from converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT)—the hormone that causes hair to miniaturize (thin) in men and women, until hair disappears completely (hair loss). Like minoxidil, finasteride has limitations as well, the most feared being that it causes long-term sexual dysfunction in some men.
Luckily, for those who are unable to or uninterested in taking the aforementioned drugs, there is an alternative in the form of Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Hair Regeneration treatment. Backed by 3-5 year’s worth of clinical study, the Hair Regeneration system is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, and is an effective and safe means of treating hair loss. It has shown impressive results and has been able to combat hair thinning and hair loss in almost 100% of male patients and over 80% of female patients, without the need for prescription hair loss medication or invasive surgery. The Hair Regeneration treatment works more successfully on existing viable hairs, which means that the earlier one gets treated with it, the better the results will be.
Due to the differences of hair transplants for men and women, female patients need to keep the following in mind:
- Hair transplant expectations of women versus men differ significantly. Men are generally satisfied with added coverage for frontal balding in order to frame their face, while women often long for more volume and fullness. These expectations play a great role in the results of a transplant.
- Female pattern hair loss is diffuse and occurs across the entire scalp and the donor area.
- During a hair transplant, it is more likely to harm or lose the hairs surrounding a newly transplanted hair graft because of how close the hairs are situated next to each other.
In order to help with such goals, Dr. Amiya Prasad recommends Hair Regeneration, a treatment made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood. The treatment has seen remarkable results in more than 80% of women who have had the treatment.
Patients from all over the world come to see Dr. Amiya Prasad for his Hair Regeneration treatment, not only because of how effective the treatment is, but also because of how quick the procedure is to perform—less than two hours total. Such a quick and non-invasive procedure allows patients to leave the clinic without any scabs or surgical healing afterwards, thus giving them more time to go around and enjoy the city. Patients experience remarkable improvement in their hair density and growth in as little as a few weeks, to a few months, but full benefits of the treatment can be seen in 12-18 months.
Yes, patients should see hair growth again about 12-18 months after having a hair transplant. Remarkably, patients who get treated with Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Hair Regeneration system alongside a hair transplant demonstrate improved and accelerated healing rates of the donor area, and less redness around the newly transplanted hair grafts. Many patients discover the Hair Regeneration treatment when they look for ways to improve the healing and results of their hair transplants performed elsewhere. The treatment, developed by Dr. Prasad, is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) originating from the patient’s own blood. Patients who come to Dr. Prasad 1-2 months after having had a hair transplant somewhere else show remarkable improvement in the quality of hair thickening and amount of regrowth, resulting in fuller, more natural-looking hair. For patients who come to Dr. Prasad for the Hair Regeneration alone, they regularly achieve more coverage and hair density than any transplant procedure.
Being afraid of going bald is a normal reaction, as most people prefer to have a full head of hair to feel confident in themselves. Some people, in fact, will go so far as to seek a hair transplant even before any substantial hair thinning or hair loss is seen. In Dr. Amiya Prasad’s practice, he’ll sometimes receive inquiries from younger men who are seeking a hair transplant to disguise the early signs of temporal recession. Dr. Prasad advises against such a course of action, for the following reasons:
1. The pattern of hair loss has not been determined;
2. Hair loss has not been stabilized yet, thus the extent of the hair loss cannot be determined;
3. Hair thinning will continue to occur, isolating the hair grafts, and ultimately rendering the hair transplant ineffectual.
Two of the more popular options for managing hair loss are oral finasteride and topical minoxidil. Many people, however, experience irritation from topical minoxidil, while oral finasteride has been known to cause long-term sexual dysfunction in men. For these reasons, many patients forgo taking the said drugs.
Those who are extremely concerned about going bald can look into an alternative treatment developed by Dr. Amiya Prasad called the Hair Regeneration system, a treatment made with advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood. Backed by 3-5 years’ worth of clinical study, Hair Regeneration halts hair loss by thickening hair that was progressively thinning, without the need for supplementary medication or surgical procedures. The treatment is so effective that almost 100% of male patients see impressive results by stopping hair loss progression and having their thinning hair grow back thicker. The onetime injection treatment lasts at least 3-5 years based on clinical study.
It is possible to bring back that has already thinned out. A big part of Dr. Amiya Prasad’s career has been dedicated to developing a solution for exactly this reason, and the fruit of his labor comes in the form of a new alternative treatment for hair loss, which he called the Hair Regeneration system.
Dr. Prasad shares that it is best to seek treatment for thinning hair before the area in which hair thinning is obvious becomes bald. This is because the Hair Regeneration system works best when there are still viable hair follicles on the treatment site. In Dr. Prasad’s practice, the first step to treating hair loss always starts with a detailed microscopic analysis of the patient’s scalp to determine the extent of the hair loss and hair thinning. After this is completed, Dr. Prasad will discuss the different options the patient has that can address their case.
Dr. Prasad has been treating hair loss patients for several years with his Hair Regeneration treatment. This treatment is created from a combination of an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood, and is designed to halt hair loss and hair thinning in existing hairs on the scalp. In Dr. Prasad’s experience, the treatment is more effective when administered during the onset or early stages of hair thinning. Nearly 100% of Dr. Prasad’s male patients and 80% of female patients have all shown impressive improvement with Hair Regeneration, and even display better hair density and volume compared to a hair transplant, regardless of transplant method.
Since there is no sure way of foreseeing when hairline recession will occur, it is unlikely to prevent any recession from happening in the first place. The most a person can do, however, is to take preventative measures at the onset of hair thinning or recession. In Dr. Amiya Prasad’s practice, he makes sure to discuss all the available hair loss solutions a patient has, which include topical and oral drugs such as finasteride and minoxidil, as well as surgical and non-surgical procedures. However, because of some undesirable side effects linked to hair loss medication, such as long-term sexual dysfunction in men caused by finasteride, many male patients opt not to take them.
Dr. Prasad offers a solution to hair thinning that involves no drugs or surgery called Hair Regeneration. Hair Regeneration is made with an advanced stem cell-based wound-healing material called extracellular matrix (ECM) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) taken from the patient’s own blood that’s a concentration of growth and healing factors. It has the capacity to stop the progression of hair loss by reversing hair thinning on existing hairs on the scalp. Since Hair Regeneration works best on existing, viable hairs, it is most effective when one receives the treatment on the onset of hair thinning. So far, Hair Regeneration has worked successfully on almost 100% of male patients suffering from male pattern hair loss.