Located in Bala Cynwyd and serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, Dr. Paul M. Glat, MD, FACS, performs women’s hair restoration procedures for patients desiring plastic surgery options.
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Approximately 21 million women in the United States suffer from hair loss, accounting for 40% of all hair loss patients. Because the condition is primarily associated with men, women who seek treatment are often dismissed by their medical providers. Unfortunately, this leaves women to continue to suffer in silence.
We not only understand that hair loss in women can be treated, we also recognize the emotional impact that your thinning hair has on your self-image and confidence. We welcome you to our facility and look forward to discussing your treatment.
We offer the NeoGraft™ hair restoration system to all our patients. One of the greatest benefits of the system for women is that the system may be able to treat hair loss in women that cannot be treated with other methods. The NeoGraft™ system is a minimally invasive treatment that rapidly harvests and implants donor hair follicles from other areas of your scalp. The result is natural-looking, full, healthy hair.
The PRP or platelet rich plasma procedure works by stimulating the hair follicles, scalp, and skin to encourage dormant strands of hair to surface. PRP treatment also stimulates failing or very weak hair follicles to be more productive. Women often present with fine tiny strands of hair that break off and don’t have any thickness. Platelet Rich Plasma encourages these hair follicles to produce healthy vibrant hair once again. Additionally, PRP Treatment for thinning hair helps to reduce miniaturization; thinning of hair strands due to weakening follicles. Thicker hair strands, stronger producing follicles and revived dormant follicles presents a fuller, richer, healthier, more voluminous look.
At the start of the procedure, Dr. Glat or one of his team members draws a small amount of the patient’s blood. The blood is spun twice in a special centrifuge in order to extract its nutrient-rich platelets. The plasma is then fortified with the very concentrated platelets (platelet rich plasma) and prepared for injection.
After administering a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort, Dr. Glat injects the healthy mixture across the patient’s scalp. Women who receive PRP therapy experience no major side effects. Palpable results are typically seen within four weeks. Dr. Glat’s Gold Standard Treatment Protocol consists of three treatments approximately four to six weeks apart and includes topical microneedling treatments to the scalp. Because many physicians have reported improved hair regeneration with ongoing PRP treatment, women often return for a series of treatments followed by another series or intermittent treatments.
For most female patients, invasive hair restoration surgeries have delivered historically low performance; this safe and natural alternative can be a life changing. In fact, PRP’s stimulation of enhanced scalp blood flow and possible recruitment of hair follicle stem cells has produced significantly better outcomes in women than other previous treatment options.
Hair loss is difficult for women and men, but women face a particular challenge with hair loss – limited support from the medical community. This includes limited treatment options and few medical providers who provide compassionate care to women with hair loss. Hair restoration, however, is an important step toward once again feeling good about yourself.
Candidacy for hair restoration treatment is different for women and men. This is why you should carefully choose your hair restoration provider. Women lose their hair in a process known as “diffuse hair loss.” This means that you are losing hair from your entire scalp, not just in isolated areas like men. The best way to find out if hair restoration is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Glat. He will examine your scalp and discuss possible causes of your hair loss. He will also be realistic about what you can expect from hair restoration treatment.
To learn more about the hair restoration treatments offered by Dr. Glat, visit the links below.
Dr. Glat also offers the following cosmetic procedures:
Dr. Glat and his staff look forward to working with you to develop cosmetic goals that help you look and feel your best. Costs associated with hair restoration for women vary by patient, and we offer CareCredit® as a financing option. Also, check our Current Specials.
Dr. Paul M. Glat and his staff, serving Philadelphia and South Jersey, are committed to helping hair restoration patients make the right choices when preparing to undergo surgery. To schedule a hair restoration for women consultation, contact our plastic surgery office today.