Hair loss (baldness). Normal hair follicle and skin with Alopecia. human skin. Vector illustration

Hair Restoration

Hair loss is progressive and chronic affecting at least 50% of women by age 50 and 40% of men by age 35, which progresses to up to 70% of people in later life. Because hair is an important part of our appearance, hair loss can cause significant psychological impact resulting in symptoms of depression and diminished quality of life, especially in women.  There are a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to hair loss including hormonal fluxuations, genetics, diet, oxidative damage and aging, and environmental aggressors such as ultraviolet light and pollutants. 

The good news is that there are a number of treatments that have been shown through clinical trials to significantly improve hair growth in men and women through a multi-targeted approach that addresses inflammation, stress, and oxidative damage. Studio R Aesthetics is proud to partner with Nutrafol to provide the best bio-optimized nutraceuticals available for hair restoration coupled with the healing power of your own body using Platelet-Rich Plasma, which contains a number of growth factors that have been show to stimulate hair follicles and hair regrowth. 

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What causes thinning hair and hair loss?

Research now shows that hair loss is multi-factorial and the various hair loss disorders share many of the same causative factors:


  • Hormones: Dihydroxytestosterone is an androgen that is produced from testosterone in the scalp and can cause the hair follicle to shrink and eventually close entirely
  • Stress: Stress can cause hair follcies to shift from growth state to rest state, disrupt hormone and nutrient absorption, and impact the hair follicle on multiple levels
  • Lifestyle: Products we use and foods we eat can influence hair follicles by introducing toxin into your body and depleting antioxidant stores
  • Metabolism: Our metabolism provides the energy needed for hair growth and factors like aging, inflammation, and hormone imbalances can lead to poor metabolism, which negatively impacts hair cells
  • Nutrition: Key nutrients from the diet, including keratin, help build hair filbers, tecture and support hair follicle health. Without proper nutritient absorption, hair follicles don't get the nourishment they need
  • Aging: The scalp loses collagen and elastin as we age and this breakdown eliminates key components of the scalp that protect, hydrate, and replenish nutrients needed for hair growth - causing hair to become shorter, weaker, and less pigmented

How do I know if I am losing too much hair?

Hair loss can appear in many different ways:

  • Gradual thinning on the top of the head: this is the most common pattern of hair loss and typically affects people as they age. Hair recedes at the hairline on the forehead in men and women typically have a broadening of the part in their hair, although a receding hairline is becoming more common in women.
  • Sudden loosening of hair: a traumatic event that causes physical or emotional shock can cause hair to loosen. Handfuls of hair may come out when washing or combing hair. This type of hair loss is temporary. 
  • Full body hair loss: some conditions and medical treatments (e.g. chemotherapy) can cause hair loss all over the body and scalp and usually grows back.
  • Circular or patchy bald spots: Some people lose hair in a circular pattern or have patchy bald spots on the scalp, beard or eyebrows. The skin may become itchy or painful during this process. 

The Tug or Hair Pull Test can measure the severity of hair loss. A provider will grasp approximately 40 strands of hair between their thumb, index, and middle fingers as close to the scalp as possible. They will then tug using a small amount of force. If six or more strands fall out, you have active hair loss.

What is actually happening during the process of hair thinning and loss?

Chronic inflammation at the level of the hair follicle appears to be the common end point of all types of hair loss.

Within the local hair follicle environment, multiple cytokines, growth factors and transcription factors signal the follicle to go into anagen phase (growth phase) and play a role in regeneration and renewal. When there is inflammation, overproduced cytokines and transcription factors induce premature catagen phase (regression or cell death), produce reactive oxygen species that propagate inflammation, cause apoptosis (cell death), and result in perifollicular fibrosis (scarring) and miniaturization. 

External factors such as ultraviolet light, pollutants, toxins, stress, aging, and smoking also promote inflammation and oxidative stress, contributing to hair loss. 

Sustained and chronic stress increases cortisol levels, which leads to perifollicular inflammation and disruption of normal follicle function. 

Increased DHT activity at the hair follicle induces the overproduction of factors that signal catagen and regression, block transition to anagen, and induce oxidative stress that results in inflammation, perifollicular fibrosis, and miniaturization.

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Can supplements treat hair loss?

Based on the multi-factorial causes of hair loss, Nutrafol has created a novel nutraceutical supplement that strengthens and promotes the growth of hairs in men and women with thinning hair. The primary ingredients are:

Saw Palmetto lowers follicle-shrinking DHT hormone to promote hair growth without compromising sexual function, which can happen with the FDA-approved medication finasteride

Sensoril Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps balance stress hormones ion the body to support a healthy hair growth cycle

Tocotrienol Complex is a concentrated form of Vitamin E, a super antioxidant that fights against environmental stress to improve hair density

Curcumin is a superior antioxidant that addresses multiple root causes of hair thinning and is substantially more potent than turmeric alone

Piperin is a natural bioenhancer that increases the bioavailability of curcumin through better digestion and absorption

Marine Collagen Peptides provide the building blocks of strong hair fibers, while delivering hydration to the scalp

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Can PRP injections treat hair loss?

A review of clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma injections for hair restoration found that the majority of studies included in the review demonstrated effectiveness in promoting successful hair regrowth after 3-4 monthly sessions performed on a monthly basis. These studies demonstrated significant increases in hair count (density) and shaft caliber, as well as an increased number of hair follicles in telogen. Patient satisfaction was typically very high and 60-70% of patients continued to undergo quarterly maintenance treatments with PRP injections.

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Are PRP injections painful?

At Studio R Aesthetics, we ensure that our patients have access to treatments without fear of intolerable discomfort. We can use a Chiller device to blow cold air at -30 degrees on the treatment area, which desensitizes the nerve endings and reduces pain. We can also administer Pronox, which is a self-delivery nitrous oxide system that increases physical and emotional comfort for our patients. 

Are there any side effects after treatment with PRP injections?

PRP injections are generally considered safe when performed by a trained physician. Because PRP is drawn from your own blood, there is no chance of having any kind of reaction. PRP injections may not be appropriate for patients with bleeding disorders, autoimmune disease, active injection, or currently taking anticoagulant medication. There is a very small risk of infection. 

Below is a patient who underwent 3 injections of PRP in the scalp with the pretreatment image on the top left and after the third treatment on the bottom right. 

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Below is a female patient who underwent two PRP injections for hair growth with the pretreatment image on the left and posttreatment image on the right.

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