A discussion with Dr. Nadia Mostovych of Belcara Health
Yes! I’m so glad you asked this important question! There is no longer any reason to suffer the embarrassment of thinning hair. The advances in hair restoration technology available today can allow you to enjoy thick, full hair that looks natural, once again.
Thinning hair is very common among both men and women of all ages and can be highly distressing for those afflicted. There are various conditions that can cause this, but the most common is androgenetic alopecia, or gradual male /female- pattern hair loss. In the past, most hair restoration procedures left tell-tale signs of intervention, including unsightly scars and often cringe-worthy results – or just didn’t work. Fortunately, there are minimally invasive, effective treatments that provide fuller, natural-looking hair with no stitches, staples, or scars.
First, you should determine the cause of your hair loss. It is extremely important to consult with an experienced physician with access to the latest treatment technologies to learn which solution will work best for your unique condition. Consultations generally involve a discussion about your concerns and goals, medical history and lifestyle, a physical exam, and possibly a few blood tests. Once any underlying medical conditions are ruled out, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan that may include topical or oral medications, micronutrient supplements, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, NeoGraft therapy, and/or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy.
NeoGraft is a groundbreaking treatment that has dramatically improved the results of hair restoration. Unlike the traditional “strip” or “punch” method, the NeoGraft technique provides outstanding results with no scarring, minimal discomfort, little-to-no recovery time – and it looks completely natural. This extremely effective technology allows for the precise, artistic placement of new hair follicles to recreate a full and natural-looking hairline. It works by removing individual hair follicles from a donor site, usually the back of the head, and replacing them along the hairline where thinning has occurred. The hair follicles must be handled with extreme care, so be sure to only work with a highly experienced and skilled physician.
PRP therapy is another cutting-edge treatment that can preserve or restore full, youthful-looking hair. PRP therapy harnesses the healing power of your own blood cells to stimulate long-lasting, natural hair growth, with no surgery or downtime. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), found naturally in our blood, plays an important role in how our bodies generate new cells and heal from injuries and wounds. Surgeons have been using PRP therapy for years to help patients heal faster after surgery. Today, we use it to stimulate dormant hair follicles into a growth phase that gradually creates thicker, fuller, healthier, natural hair.
There are a variety of topical and oral medications and micronutrient supplements that may be effective, but they don’t work for everyone and require daily long-term maintenance. Should diagnostic testing indicate your hair loss is caused by a hormone imbalance, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore your hormone levels to a more healthy, balanced state, allowing your body to function properly and grow the thick, full, lustrous hair once again.
With so many great options available, please don’t settle for less! Restoring your hair to its previous glory can improve your appearance as well as your spirit. t
Dr. Nadia Mostovych is a board-certified head and neck surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery. Her extensive experience, and warm, friendly manner have earned her a reputation for providing outstanding patient care and results. Dr. Mostovych approaches plastic surgery as both an art and a science, helping patients achieve a natural, refreshed appearance, with long-lasting results that lead to greater confidence and vitality. Learn more about Dr. Mostovych and Belcara Health at Belcarahealth.com. Dr. Mostovych can be contacted at Belcara Health in Baltimore at 410-296-0414.
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Belcara Health is a unique, multidisciplinary practice offering Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Wellness and Skincare services - all under one roof. The practice’s renowned specialists collaborate to provide a continuum of care with integrated, personalized services and procedures designed to help patients live happier, healthier, more vibrant lives – now, and for the years ahead.
Dr. Michael Cohen, Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Gary Vela, Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Bradley Robertson, Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Nadia Mostovich, Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Ciro Martins, Dermatologist
Dr. Richard Adler, Ophthalmologist
Dr. Eric Nager, Integrative Medicine
Dr. Andrew London, OBGYN
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