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How Much Hair Loss Is Normal?

Hair loss affects both men and women of all ages. Losing hair can be a distressing experience, causing self-consciousness and negatively impacting self-esteem. Some hair loss occurs naturally as we age; while this may be normal, it is not usually appreciated. You have many treatment options for hair loss, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and minoxidil.

What Causes Hair Loss? 

Numerous factors contribute to hair loss, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors. The most common cause of hair loss in men and women, androgenic alopecia, is genetic. This hair loss occurs when hair follicles shrink, leading to thinner and shorter hair strands. Other factors contributing to hair loss include pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, stress, poor nutrition, certain medications, and medical conditions such as thyroid disorders and autoimmune diseases.

How Much Hair Loss is Normal?

Most normal adults lose 50-100 hairs per day. You typically do not notice this loss as the scalp has more than 100,000 hair follicles, and not all are active simultaneously. However, excessive hair loss can become visible and make you self-conscious. If you continue to lose hair, but new hair cannot grow fast enough to replace it, you will notice thinning or bald patches. 

Although hair loss may happen as a normal part of aging, you do not need to tolerate it without doing anything about it. Dr. Dohner and his New York Skin & Vein Center team offer PRP to restore healthy hair growth without drugs or surgery. We also offer minixodil, a medication that effectively restores hair growth. 

How is Hair Loss Treated?

PRP therapy is a non-surgical treatment that takes a sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge. This process separates a layer of plasma, the liquid part of blood, that contains large numbers of platelets, part of the body’s healing and repair system. PRP treats hair loss by promoting follicle health and activity to trigger new growth. This treatment requires no medications, has no risk of a negative reaction, and gives you natural-looking hair regrowth. We also offer minoxidil, an effective medication for hair restoration that works well alone or in conjunction with PRP. 

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

How Does PRP Work for Hair Loss?

The platelets injected in PRP therapy release a flood of healing and regenerative signals. These signals trigger increased blood flow to the scalp, bringing nutrients and oxygen to the follicles. It also stimulates follicles that have gone into a dormant state, waking them so they grow hair again. PRP restores more youthful-looking growth by improving the health of your scalp and follicles. Since it uses components of your blood instead of medication, PRP is safe and generally free of side effects. 

Can I Have PRP With Other Hair Loss Treatments?

Since PRP uses no medications, you can safely combine it with almost any other hair loss treatment. PRP can boost the effects minixodil, topical treatments, supplements, and even surgical procedures. By improving the health of your follicles, PRP makes them more responsive to other treatment methods. 


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person hair loss treatment consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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