Before and after
Before and after
Female-pattern alopecia, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in women. Medical conditions, such as thyroid disease and vitamin deficiencies, can also cause hair loss. Women with hormonal changes related to pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause may also struggle with thinning hair. While there may be many changes due to aging, hair loss doesn’t have to be one of them.
Female-pattern baldness is caused by an inherited sensitivity to the effects of androgens (male hormones) on scalp hair follicles. While male pattern baldness typically follows a predictable pattern, female pattern alopecia presents in a variety of ways. Often, thinning hair in women happens all over the scalp, but with more noticeable thinning in certain areas. Those areas include the back of the scalp and toward the front of the scalp involving the front hairline. Hair loss can also occur toward the front of the scalp and not involve the front hairline at all.
Another characteristic of androgenetic alopecia is miniaturization. This condition occurs when thinning hair does not uniformly grow smaller in diameter. Women with hair loss tend to have miniaturizing hairs with various diameters in the affected areas of the scalp.
At The Lumen Center, we offer a variety of effective hair restoration medical treatments to strengthen hair follicles and promote hair growth.
PRP is proving to be increasingly effective in treating female-pattern hair loss. Numerous studies have shown it reduces hair loss, thickens hair, and increases hair density. PRP is a concentration of platelets in your own blood that contains regenerative growth factors. When used for hair loss, PRP releases these growth factors into the scalp to stimulate new natural hair growth and increase tissue repair to weak or damaged hair follicles.
Nanofat for hair regrowth (also called Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection or ALMI) is a revolutionary new procedure that uses your body’s regenerative growth factors in fat tissue to revive hair follicles. During the nanofat procedure, a small amount of fat is harvested from the love handles and then processed to separate fluids and produce a highly potent concentration of adipose-derived stem cells. Once the treatment area is numbed, the nanofat is precisely injected into the scalp. Nanofat not only strengthens weakened hair follicles but is also proven to assist with hair regrowth. This procedure produces long-lasting results with maintenance treatments every 2-3 years. Interval PRP treatments help maximize natural growth and stimulate new hair production.
The NeoGraft system is an FDA-approved, innovative hair restoration technology for both women and men. It is minimally invasive and delivers natural-looking results, no visible linear scar, and quick recovery time. Using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, hair follicles are gently removed from a donor site and then implanted where you need them. Add more hair to a thinning patch or more evenly disperse them to multiple areas with the state-of-the-art NeoGraft hair transplantation system.
The first step is to schedule a free Hair and Scalp Analysis at The Lumen Center. A Trichoscopy, a non-invasive procedure for diagnosing hair loss, is performed. This diagnostic tool uses the most advanced imaging technology available. A high-powered camera provides a magnified visualization of your hair and scalp. During your consultation, a report is provided that assesses a variety of hair loss conditions and scalp disorders.
The focus is always on YOU – making you feel comfortable through the entire process, answering your questions, and listening to your concerns. Dr. Andrew Kwak will thoroughly examine your scalp to identify the underlying condition and the best treatment option for your hair restoration. If a hair transplant is needed, we’ll determine the best way to transplant your hair based on your unique situation. We decide if the grafts need to be concentrated in one area or spread over a larger area. We even consider your preference of hairstyles to give you the best aesthetic result.