Hair thinning and hair loss in women have an emotional impact and diminish self-confidence. There are a range of reasons for hair thinning and loss and early intervention is the key to halting progression and minimizing the effect on your appearance. Dr. Leslie Smith is a leading local cosmetic physician and offers comprehensive, confidential care for your hair loss needs in our Minneapolis office.
Why Is My Hair Thinning?
For many women, hair begins to become noticeably thinner during and after menopause as a result of hormonal changes affecting the body. As Estrogen levels drop and other hormone levels change, the hair follicles can become “dormant” and lead to thinning hair or hair loss known as Androgenic Alopecia. Other factors in hair thinning and loss include aging, genetics, thyroid imbalance, certain medical conditions, and prescribed medications. Dr. Smith can help women of all ages address hair loss and restore their confidence in their overall appearance.
Dr. Smith will meet with you to discuss your medical history, family history and evaluate the condition of your hair before recommending hair loss treatment that can meet your needs.
Chemotherapy and Hair Loss
Stress on the body caused by a medical trauma or chemotherapy can cause hair loss by rapidly accelerating hair follicles to the shedding phase or damaging the follicles. This leads to sudden and acute hair loss that can often be treated by Dr. Smith to support healthier, fuller regrowth. Our team takes a caring and compassionate approach to help patients with hair loss related to illness and cancer treatment.
Hair Restoration for Women
Dr. Smith uses leading non-surgical techniques to treat hair thinning and hair loss in women. The goal of treatment is to stabilize hair follicles and boost regrowth using a Selphyl® Fibrin matrix. We offer alternatives to both traditional surgical treatments and pharmaceutical methods that can have undesired side effects or may interfere with other prescribed medications.
How does Selphyl work?
Selphyl improves on a system called PRP treatment that has been used for hair restoration and other medical practices for years. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a substance that is created from your own blood.
The general idea is that you extract blood from your body, separate the healing and growth factors from the rest of the solution, and inject it into a specific area to promote healing and hair growth. It is a common process in procedures like the vampire facial, which have become a popular option for women because of the results it can provide.
But Selphyl takes the separation process even further, creating a more densely concentrated solution of healing and growth factors known as PRFM, or platelet-rich fibrin matrix. This solution not only has a more potent effect on the hair growth, it also allows the healing process to last longer when compared to basic PRP treatment.
Am I a candidate for Selphyl Hair Restoration?
As a general rule of thumb, the best candidates:
- Have realistic expectations about what can be achieved
- Do not excessively drink or smoke
- Do not use drugs
- Do not have low platelet counts
- Are free from conditions like cancer, liver disease and other conditions
- Are not on blood thinners
- Are not prone to calcification at injection points
The only way to certainly determine if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with our office so that we can conduct a full examination and review your conditions and goals.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are concerned about thinning hair or hair loss and would like to learn more about the benefits of hair restoration, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith. We welcome patients from Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area and offer confidential, individualized care for your unique needs. Call our office at 952-460-1970 or request a consultation online.