The Beginner’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss

Beginners Guide to PRP Hair Therapy for hair loss

“Am I going bald?”

If you’re asking yourself this question, you should know that it’s asked more often than you think and that you aren’t alone.

Pattern baldness is a genetic condition that predisposes you to hair loss and affects more than 60% of men and millions of women throughout the U.S.

So, what exactly are the true early signs of pattern baldness?

  • Thinning hair
  • Changes in your hairline
  • Above-normal hair loss after showering and brushing your hair

Balding may be natural, but modern technology has made it optional. If early signs of hair loss are affecting your physical appearance, emotional state, self-identity, etc., it’s time to seek a solution.

If you aren’t fond of scalpels and are looking for a less invasive hair restoration treatment, you need to learn about PRP therapy.

Clinical research proves that Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, a non-surgical method of managing hair loss, is cost-effective and provides a high-level of patient satisfaction.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

In essence, it’s blood therapy.

Although it’s emerging as a hair loss treatment, PRP has been respected in the medical community as a healing treatment for injuries for quite some time.

Before you understand how PRP therapy works, you need to know that your blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Platelets are the compounds that drive the effects of PRP therapy since they contain several proteins – called growth factors – that promote healing.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood that contains five to ten times the normal amount of platelets. To develop PRP plasma, your hair loss specialist will begin by drawing your blood.

Then, the blood sample will undergo a process called centrifugation that separates the platelets from blood, concentrating them.

The PRP Therapy Four-Step Treatment Process

When PRP is used as a treatment for hair loss, it is a four-step process:

Step 1: Blood is drawn, usually from your arm.

Step 2: The collection is processed via centrifugation and separates your blood sample into its components: plasma, platelets, and cells

Step 3: The platelets are then separated out with some plasma creating platelet-rich plasma.

Step 4: This PRP gets injected into your scalp to promote hair growth in thinning areas.

Here at Contemporary Hair Transplant, we use a state of the art PRP system specifically designed to consistently yield a high concentration of platelets in our PRP.

PRP is a non-invasive hair restoration treatment that combats early signs of male or female pattern hair loss by stimulating better hair growth in affected areas.

PRP Hair Loss Therapy Efficacy

If you’re starting to see early signs of hair loss, PRP is likely a fitting hair loss treatment for you because it works best on patients whose hair loss is not advanced and there is still some hair growing. It will not work on completely bald areas.

During PRP therapy, You will receive up to 3 treatments once every 2 months, then annual maintenance. Your treatment will depend on several factors that include the severity of your baldness, genetics, age, etc.

Although PRP therapy is an emerging treatment that is not yet FDA approved, its’ efficacy as a hair loss treatment has been demonstrated in several studies.

Of course, you won’t be 100% sure PRP is the proper hair restoration treatment until you schedule a consultation and receive an examination from a hair loss specialist.

The Value of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy to Treat Hair Loss

If you are in the early stages of male or female pattern baldness, PRP therapy is an effective treatment to consider.

Surgeons report seeing 30% new hair growth in their PRP therapy patients and it is highly regarded in the medical community.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is an effective hair restoration treatment that is also:

  • Non-surgical
  • Affordable
  • Has little to no side effects

It’s the best of all worlds if you’re being proactive about your hair loss and want an early treatment to catch your pattern baldness in time.

Bottom line: If your hair loss has got you down but has still not progressed to the point where you require hair transplant surgery, schedule your Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy consultation.

The earlier you seek treatment, the better. The more your balding progresses, the more likely you will have to undergo invasive hair restoration procedures.

What questions do you have about PRP therapy?

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What is FUE Hair Transplant Surgery and Why Is It for Me?

Follicular Unit Extraction is a hair transplant technique where tiny follicular bundles – ranging 1-4 hair follicles per graft – are harvested from the donor area and subsequently implanted one by one into the affected area(s).

FUE is a newer procedure than Strip Harvesting and has been practiced in the hair transplant community for nearly a decade.

Both hair transplant techniques produce near equal results in terms of:

  • Naturalness
  • Graft yield
  • Session size

Overall, FUE is a minimally invasive hair transplant option.

Three Signs FUE Maybe the Best Hair Transplant Option for You

1 – You’re a Man

Surgeons will shave your head pre-operation if you decide on an FUE Hair Transplant. Strip Harvesting does not require that a surgeon shave your head, which is why women opt for the traditional technique.

FUE has proven very effective with Caucasian and Asian Hair, but Strip Harvesting remains the more efficient technique for African American men.

2 – You Like to Wear Your Hair in a Short Cut

Strip Harvesting will leave a linear scar on the back of your head. With FUE, tiny dot scars- the size of individual 1-4 hair follicle bundles – will be left throughout the donor regions of the scalp, invisible to the naked eye even if you sport a short cut.

This cosmetic formality is why most FUE patients choose the procedure over Strip Harvesting.

3 – You’re Willing to Pay More

The industry norm is that FUE is more expensive than Strip Harvesting. This is because FUE is the more labor-intensive procedure for surgeons.

That said, keep the following factors in mind:

  • No sutures are required
  • Post-op is less intensive
  • Minimal tiny dot scarring

Via FUE hair transplant, your surgeon has more control over placement of follicular bundles, where they are grafted, at what angle, as well as which follicular bundles to graft.

How Are You Affected by Hair Loss?

Everyone is uniquely affected by their hair loss.

For some it becomes a source of continual anxiety, depression, and creates issues with self-esteem and identity. Others brush it off and take the “baldis better” approach.

At the end of the day, it’s your life and only you know how affected you are by your hair loss. If it’s negatively impacting how you feel, as well as how you look, it’s likely the opportune time to take action.

FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that can solve your balding woes, for good.

The question you need to ask yourself is this, “What are you going to do about your hair loss?”

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19 Questions You Have About Follicular Hair Transplants

19 Questions You Have About Follicular Hair Transplants

Let’s cut to the chase.

The negative impact balding has on your self-esteem is not a myth.

But, you know what is? Hair Transplant surgery you can’t afford; it’s no coincidence that hair transplants are up more than 80% since 2006, per the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

Cutting-edge technology has made drastic improvements to hair restoration techniques by improving efficacy and reducing hair transplant surgery risks and cost.

Thinning hair, bald spots, and receding hairlines are not only hard blows to your self-esteem and confidence. Hair loss can also affect your romantic life and make you feel depressed.

2 out of 3 men in the US will show notable male pattern baldness by their mid-thirties, and 2 out of 3 women will suffer from female pattern baldness by their late 50s, usually post menopause.

If your hair loss is affecting how you feel and look, it’s “prime time” for a Hair Transplant. Here are 19 common hair transplant questions and their respective answers.

1. What is Follicular Unit Transplantation?

Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT is a method where a surgeon harvests bundles of hair follicles from donor regions of your scalp – usually the back or sides of your scalp – and transplants them to balding areas.

There are two hair transplant techniques by which a surgeon can harvest the follicular units from the donor regions of your scalp.

The first is referred to as FUT Hair Transplant or “Strip Harvesting,” and the second method is Follicular Unit Extraction usually called FUE Hair Transplant.

2. What is the Difference Between Strip Harvesting and FUE Hair Transplant?

Difference Between Strip Harvesting and FUE Hair Transplant

STRIP HARVESTING TECHNIQUE:

The Strip harvesting technique has been around longer than FUE, a newer procedure which has only really come into the spotlight in the last decade or so.

The main differences between FUT and FUE are that during FUT hair transplant surgery, the donor follicles are collected in a strip a few inches long, which is why FUT hair transplant is referred to as “Strip Harvesting.”

Strip Harvesting leaves a linear scar is left on the donor region of the scalp. This linear scar is not visible unless the hair is shaved or buzzed down to a shortcut. One of the leading reasons why patients opt for FUE is to avoid this scar if they want to keep a very short cut to the back of the head.

FUE TECHNIQUE:

Follicular Unit Extraction, on the other hand, is a technique where a surgeon harvests follicular units individually.

If you opt for FUE hair transplant, you won’t be left with a linear scar on the donor region of your scalp.

However, FUE will leave tiny round scars! The advantage is that these scars are hidden even with a short buzz cut.

FUE is more time consuming, intricate, and labor intensive for the surgeon, FUE hair transplant will be more expensive than Strip Harvesting.

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3. Do Hair Transplants Work on African American Hair?

Yes, they do.

Strip Harvesting has shown greater success with African American Hair.

4. Which Hair Transplant Works Best for Female Pattern Baldness?

Which hair transplant surgery is best for women?

Yes, female pattern baldness is real and affects millions of women in the US.

FYI, around 2 out of 10 of all hair transplant surgeries are on women. For women affected by female pattern hair loss, early signs commonly surface post menopause.

Most surgeons and hair loss specialists shave the heads of their patients before Follicular Unit Extraction. With Strip Harvesting, shaving hair pre-op isn’t necessary.

The majority of women are not willing to shave their head for FUE when they can get equal results with Strip Harvesting. Also, women’s hairstyles are typically long and they don’t have to worry about the linear scar showing through.

5. How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for Strip Harvest vs FUE?

You’re Likely a Good Candidate for Strip Harvesting Hair Transplant Surgery If:

  • You’re a man and don’t plan on a short buzz cut or shaving your head
  • You’re a woman with long hair
  • You’re African American

You’re Likely a Good Candidate for FUE Hair Transplant Surgery If:

  • You prefer to wear your hair very short
  • You aren’t attracted to the idea of FUT’s linear scar
  • You have scarring or a tight scalp not allowing a strip harvest

6. Can Hair Transplants Be Performed On Eyebrows?

Can Hair Transplants be Performed on Eyebrows?

Follicular Unit Transplantation can help men and women who want thicker and fuller eyebrows. Both a Strip Harvest or FUE can be used.

Just like transplant for balding areas on the head, single follicular units will be extracted from the back of the head and sides of the scalp and delicately placed in the eyebrow region.

FUT is the most permanent option for eyebrow hair restoration on the market and the results are very natural.

7. Do Hair Transplants Work for Fuller Beards?

Do Hair Transplants Work for Fuller Beards

Beards are “in.”

But, sometimes genetics can get in the way of being able to grow one, like the ones you see plastered all over IG.

A beard transplant can be achieved via Strip Harvesting or FUE. Surgeons will decide on which technique will be better depending on where the hair is harvested.

FUE would be used to harvest follicular bundles from a donor region under the chin. This donor area is ideal because the hair on the scalp has a different density and texture than facial hair.

If not, follicles are harvested from the back of a patient’s scalp. Once the grafts are removed from the donor area(s), your surgeon will place them to fill in empty beard areas.

8. Will My Hair Look Natural Post Hair Transplant Surgery?

Both techniques can provide very natural looking results, but ultimately your individual results will depend on the surgeon you choose.

Some surgeons are more detailed in their work than others. Which is why it’s important to do research on each potential surgeon and to meet with them for a thorough examination.

A surgeon will help you determine if you are eligible for hair transplant surgery, which hair transplant is the best option for you, and whether they as a surgeon are the best fit for you in general.

9. How Do I Know When a Surgeon is the Best Fit for Me?

Tips When Choosing a Hair Transplant Surgeon

When choosing your surgeon there are some things you need to consider, other than the basics, such as their education.

You should ask your surgeon how much experience they have in both Strip Harvesting and FUE procedures. It is also important to choose a board certified surgeon for your hair transplant.

1. Bias – most surgeons either specialize in FUT or FUE. Just make sure that the surgeon is not biased towards the technique they have expertise with and that their medical recommendation actually has your best interest in mind.

2. Examination – Make sure your examination to determine hair transplant candidacy is done by the surgeon that will potentially be performing your surgery, rather than just a consultant.

10. How Long Does Hair Transplant Surgery Take?

The length of hair transplant sessions vary depending on two things: the number of grafts and type of harvest.

At Chuback Medical, we spend the morning harvesting and preparing the grafts. You get a break for lunch and the afternoon is dedicated for placement of grafts.

Ultimately, everyone is different, but plan for an “all day event.”

11. Is Hair Transplant Surgery Going to Hurt?

In fact, the only discomfort you’ll feel during hair transplant surgery is a slight pinch when local anesthesia is applied to areas of the scalp that the surgeon will be working on.

At Chuback Medical, we make our patients as comfortable as possible.

Patients are awake and can listen to music or watch movies and videos in a reclined chair during surgery. We also provide patients lunch.

p.s. Bring your smartphone or tablet if you like!

12. Do I Need to Plan to Take Time Off Work?

Patients go home right after their surgery and can resume normal light daily activities the day after surgery.

However, unless you work at home, you will need to take some time off work. Our recommendation is a week, but that can vary depending on the patient and the work environment.

13. What Are the Risks?

Like with any surgery, there are risks. We minimize these risks by maintaining high surgical standards.

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With hair transplant surgery the biggest risk of concern is that some of the transplanted follicles die, unable to grow new hair. If that happens, we don’t get the hair growth we want for our patient, which is the whole point of the surgery!

We minimize this risk by maintaining high standards such as using state-of-the-art products to prepare and store the grafts to optimize their survival and growth.

14. Will I Be Left With Scars?

The scars left after hair transplant surgery are minimal at Contemporary Hair Transplant because our surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon and uses meticulous technique for closure of the donor site.

If you opt for Strip Harvesting, expect a thin linear scar to be left on the back of your head. Normal hair growth will hide this scar. However, this is one of the main reasons why patients – especially those who choose to wear their hair short – sometimes opt for FUE hair transplant surgery.

But, don’t be mislead.

FUE hair transplant leaves scars as well, but they look like multiple tiny pinpricks instead of one thin linear scar.

15. Will I See Hair Growth Immediately?

Most of our patients witness their new hair growth anywhere between 4 to 6 months after hair transplant surgery. We tell patients the final results will take up to a year.

Keep your expectations in check; you will not be walking out of hair transplant surgery with a full head of hair, but you will get your life and confidence back when all your new hair grows in.

16. Can Hair Transplant Surgery Help if I’m Bald?

You have to have enough actively growing hair and large enough donor regions for hair transplantation.

If you have significant hair loss, hair transplantation may not be an option. To determine your candidacy for a hair transplant surgery, schedule a consultation.

17. What’s the Success Rate of Hair Transplant Surgery?

Rate of Success of Hair Transplant Surgery

Technology has caused the rate of hair transplants to boom, as well as their levels of success.

As of 2018 the average percentage of grafts that survive after transplantation and result in new hair growth is anywhere between 85-95%.

Most hair transplant patients report greater than 60% new hair growth as soon as six to nine months after their surgery.

18. What Value Can I Expect from Chuback Medical?

At Chuback Medical you will receive high-quality care at a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, conveniently located 15 minutes outside of Manhattan in Paramus, NJ.

Our hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Jaime Bastidas, M.D., is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 15 years experience and is equipped with a hair transplantation team that has 30+ years of combined experience.

Dr. Bastidas (Dr. B) is also an Associate Member of the prestigious ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery).

During procedures, Dr. B stays in close proximity of the patient the whole time, monitoring their comfort level, talking to them. Patients’ transplantation procedures are always accompanied by PRP Hair Therapy to maximize graft survival and promote a faster growth rate.

Chuback Medical also partners with CareCredit to make hair transplant options as affordable as possible. If you are in the Northern NJ and Tri-state area, feel free to schedule a consultation today.

19. What is PRP Hair Therapy?

At Contemporary Hair Transplant, Dr. B accompanies all hair transplant surgeries with PRP treatment, also known as (Platelet Rich Plasma) PRP Hair Therapy

PRP hair therapy increases the chances of follicular survival rate. PRP is achieved by drawing your blood, running it through a centrifuge machine, which separates the platelets out.

The platelets have growth factors that have a positive effect on hair growth and graft growth.

This Platelet Rich Plasma is then applied to your scalp and on the grafts during hair transplant surgery.

PRP hair therapy has been shown to stimulate the growth of thinning hair follicles with minimal side-effects in randomized, placebo-controlled trials. PRP can also be used as a treatment for thinning hair, separate from FUT hair transplant surgery, especially for individuals just beginning to see hair loss.

The Hairy Reality

Women find men with hair more attractive.

One recent study on hair transplants found that post-surgery (once new hair growth kicked in) men received 75% more Tinder matches, compared to pre-surgery.

That’s quite a boost, but it’s not the only one. Hair transplant surgery is a means for you to get your self-confidence and life back. It’s a long-term investment, but a permanent one.

The bottom line is, quality surgeons will charge accordingly. Be careful of hair transplant clinics that advertise extremely low costs. Rock bottom costs usually correlate with rock-bottom quality.

Rock bottom costs usually equal rock-bottom results and we think you deserve much better for yourself.

After all, you didn’t think David Beckhams’ or Lebron James’ thinning hair and receding hairlines fixed themselves did you?

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5 Ways Follicular Unit Transplantation Revolutionized the Hair Transplant Game

You don’t have to pull a “Jeff Bezos” or “Bruce Willis.”

If you don’t want to.

It’s 2018 and male pattern baldness – the root cause of 95% of male baldness – is a choice and not a genetic inevitability.

An affordable choice at that.

The leading procedure that revolutionized the hair transplant game by producing effective, affordable and practically permanent results is called Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

Here’s why Follicular Unit Transplantation is a great solution if you’re noticing thinning hair, a widow’s peak hairline and other early signs of male pattern baldness.

FYI be proactive and act once you notice a boost in the amount of hair you shed or the rate of thinning. Unfortunately, Follicular Unit Transplantation is not a procedure that can help if you’re already completely bald.

What is Follicular Unit Transplantation?

FUT is a surgical procedure where naturally occurring hair bundles or follicular units are removed from donor regions of your scalp and transplanted to balding areas.

“Donor” regions are areas on your head where hair is resistant to hair loss and will actively grow in the bald areas it is transplanted to.

The follicular units can be harvested from the donor areas in 2 ways. One way is known as “The Strip Method” or Strip Harvesting. This method has been used for decades and is reliable and predictable for creating excellent grafts for transplant. The other way is FUE or follicular unit extraction which has opened doors to more patients looking for hair loss treatment options.

Because there is a “safe zone” in male pattern baldness the donor grafts for Follicular Unit Transplantation are removed from the sides and back of the head.

How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate for the FUT Procedure

You can’t be 100% sure you’re an eligible candidate for FUT unless you schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.

But there are indicators that increase your chances of being a candidate for FUT hair transplant.

You’re more likely to be an eligible candidate for the FUT procedure if:

  • You’re a male or female with hair loss
  • Your pattern of baldness is genetic and following predictable patterns
  • You have enough actively growing hair on the back and sides of your head
  • Your hair loss is already affecting your appearance and confidence
  • You have realistic expectations of the procedure

As a general rule, you’re likely a good candidate for Follicular Unit Transplantation if your baldness has progressed enough to affect your appearance but not enough be at an advanced stage on the Norwood Hamilton Scale or Ludwig Hair Loss Scale.

If you think you’re an eligible candidate for FUT, here are the 5 great benefits that are linked to “The Strip Method” and why it’s considered a gold standard hair transplant procedure.

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How Did FUT Hair Transplant Revolutionize the Market?

5 ways fut changed the game infographic

Natural Results

We can go to mars but there still isn’t a cure for male pattern baldness.

Since prevention is out of the question, the next best thing is a treatment that produces very organic results. Like you being able to go to the barber for a haircut in as little as three weeks post surgery.

Follicular Unit Transplantation results are just that. You won’t have to worry about your hair looking “fake” by any means.

Such high-quality results occur because doctors are able to maximize the number of follicles harvested during one FUT session, group the follicular units by their number of hairs per unit, and strategically place them in a natural and effective fashion.

Really Affordable

Follicular Unit Transplantation with a strip harvest will almost always cost you less than comparable treatment options.

Since you’ll be paying price per graft, you’ll only pay for what you need to be compared to one flat fee.

So that you’re aware, Chuback Medical Group partners with CareCredit, an account many of our patients use specifically for their out-of-pocket hair transplant procedures.

Power-Packed Sessions

Strip Harvesting allows your surgeon to harvest and graft a large number of follicular units in one session.

Because of this, up to 3000 hair follicles can be transplanted during FUT hair transplant surgery, almost twice the amount compared to Follicular Unit Extraction.

Another plus is that surgeons won’t have to shave your hair if you decide FUT is the best hair transplant treatment option for you, as they will for comparable treatments.

Higher Follicle Survival Rate

Keep in mind that with all hair transplant surgeries, not every hair follicle that’s transplanted will survive, and each procedure has its individual follicle survival rate.

Although FUE has proven immense success in recent years, FUT follicle survival rate is still higher.

FUT is most likely the wiser investment if your male pattern baldness is progressing quickly and depleting your donor regions with rapidity.

Results are Permanent

Grafted sections transplanted during FUT sessions are permanent, which is great news since it means your results can last a lifetime.

Just remember, hair transplant procedures are not preventative and will not stop pattern baldness from progressing so care of your non-transplanted hair is of primary importance to minimize any progression.

Real-Life FUT Hair Transplant Results at Chuback Medical Group

Each FUT session is a full day process where we have an expert team taking care of you. At Contemporary Hair Transplant, our surgeon and technicians will focus on you and make sure you get the best result possible. You won’t be treated like someone thrown in a “factory line” where everything is automated.

Men in Manhattan, New York and throughout New Jersey love their hair. It’s a major part of the culture and can make or break your personal brand and style.

But to keep up with 2018’s coolest men’s cuts and styles becomes impossible when your hair loss increases. Which is why men in the New York City area seek our help for hair restoration services.

We offer cutting-edge technology, board-certified surgeons and a conveniently located practice in Paramus, New Jersey. Just 15 minutes from Manhattan, NY.

Result 1: Look at the red arrows and observe the change in the receding hairline.

The blue arrows point to the difference in fullness and thickness of this gentleman’s hair following the FUT procedure. He did not want to change the way he looked, but he wanted his current hairline to look fuller and better. We were able to soften his recession and add more density to his hair.

FUT hair transplant results

Result 2: This patient had phenomenal results.

Look at the size of his bald area on the top of his head before the procedure and how Follicular Unit Transplantation was able to fill in his bald spot.

FUT hair transplant results

The Bottom Line: Invest in Yourself

Let’s face it, male pattern baldness affects more than just your physical appearance.

It’s a condition powerful enough to cause a plummet in your self-confidence, in a culture where self-confidence is everything. After all, baldness is a somber cue that you’re aging.

Since there isn’t a cure, you have two choices; you can pull a “Jude Law” and accept things for what they are, or you can act and seek an effective solution.

Follicular Unit Transplantation is a leading hair transplant option for men and women who want a cost-effective, long-lasting and incredibly successful solution to their progressing baldness.

FUT makes the investment in yourself worth it.

After all, you’re not just getting back a full head of hair. You’re boosting your self-worth, personal style and turning back the hands of time as far as you can get away with.

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PRP Hair Therapy — The Anti-Aging Tool That Helps Thinning Hair and Gives You a Youthful Glow

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Restoration

Getting old can take a toll on your looks, affecting both hair and skin.

Typically, both men and women suffer from thinning hair as they age, with nearly 80 million people in the United States alone finding their locks a bit lackluster.

The most common cause of thinning hair is Androgenic Alopecia:

  • Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Baldness are forms of Androgenic Alopecia
  • It is also known as Androgenetic Alopecia

And faces?

Most people notice the following predictable signs of aging in their faces over time:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Lines around the lips
  • Depressions around the mouth and nose
  • Volume loss
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Loss of skin tone and texture

Many people struggle with their changing looks as they age. Although aging is a natural process, you can control it to some extent.

How Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Can Benefit Your Hair and Face

Don’t let age keep you from wanting to look in the mirror. PRP is a modern way to combat thinning hair and aging skin that’s simple and effective when performed by a skilled professional.

What is PRP?

PRP has been in frequent medical use since the 1980s when doctors began using it in open heart surgery and maxillofacial surgery. It has now been applied to multiple medical fields such as sports medicine, pain management, dentistry, and cosmetics.

Now, cutting-edge science has allowed us to harness its effectiveness to provide facial rejuvenation and hair restoration using the natural healing properties of your own blood.

In PRP, your blood is drawn as in a blood test. It’s run through a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets. The platelets have growth factors that nourish the skin of your scalp and face. The platelets, mixed with plasma from your blood, then can be applied to your skin and/or scalp.

PRP has been shown to stimulate growth of thinning hair follicles with minimal side-effects in randomized, placebo-controlled trials. This makes it a good solution for hair restoration, particularly for individuals just beginning to see hair loss.

As a therapy for facial rejuvenation, PRP shows remarkable ability to stimulate collagen production and repair skin on a cellular level, promoting a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Thicker Hair, Glowing Skin in Paramus

Whether you’re looking for hair restoration or facial rejuvenation, the Chuback Medical Group offers the state-of-the-art science and technology that can give you the results you desire.

For faces, our Ultimate Aesthetics line of treatments offer PRP-based facials that will stimulate collagen production and bring back your face’s youthful texture and tone.

Our Aesthetic Medicine specialist, Kristen Socha, is a Clinical Specialist in Cosmetic Medicine. Kristen has completed the training necessary to guide your anti-aging choices and administer any of the science-based techniques we recommend to combat the ravages of time.

If you’re suffering from thinning hair, our PRP therapy can provide hair restoration that will have you feeling confident about your hair in no time.

PRP for hair is safe, effective and minimally invasive.

Our Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Jaime Bastidas, MD, oversees all procedures and can even discuss a hair transplant if you feel it’s right for you.

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Trust the Mommy Makeover Specialists with Your Tummy Tuck or Breast Lift

Are you tired of looking at your post-pregnancy body? Do you long for a slim waist and firm breasts that don’t sag on your chest?

If you’re ready to get rid of the sagging skin, the full belly, and the deflated, floppy breasts that have resulted from pregnancy and aging, then let the board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Mommy Makeovers sculpt a fabulous new you.

How Can the Mommy Makeover Specialist Help Me?

A Mommy Makeover is more than just a procedure — it’s a dramatic, complete reshaping of your post-childbirth body. It typically involves a breast lift, often with augmentation, and a tummy tuck.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, age, and weight fluctuations can all take a toll on your once-perky breasts.

That’s no problem for the Mommy Makeover specialists.

A breast lift can correct that by getting rid of excess skin and tightening remaining skin to refashion your breasts back to a more youthful silhouette.

Women choosing breast lift procedures have increased 70% since 2000, a testament to the procedures’ satisfying results.

In addition, studies show breast enhancement surgery contributed to the well-being, self-confidence, and overall satisfaction of women who elected the procedure. If your breasts have lost volume as well, you may want to consider adding breast augmentation to your lift to create the most beautiful breasts possible.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A typical result of childbearing is the protruding “poochy” stomach that refuses to budge — regardless of diet or number of days spent in the gym. That’s because in many cases, the abdominal muscles have separated or are weakened and no amount of clean eating or exercise can set it right.

If you’re in Paramus, our New Jersey body contouring expert can restore or trim your abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and shoring up damaged muscles. Sometimes, even stretch marks can be removed or diminished through this procedure. Your abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction on other problem areas you may want to address.

Best of all, the results are permanent, so the new, re-sculpted you is here to stay!

Our New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Will Help You Look Like a Million Bucks

You don’t have to spend a lot of money flying to some exotic location to experience first-rate results.

We have a breast lift and tummy tuck specialist in NJ that is standing by to make your Mommy Makeover a dazzling success. Start with a consultation to determine which procedures will benefit you the most, then get ready to get back your self-confidence. The talented, caring doctor at Premier Body Shaping in Paramus can help you get the body you want — and deserve.

Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to offer cutting-edge plastic surgery at a location convenient to you.
Call 201-261-1772
today and get ready to debut the new you!

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Suffer from Hair Loss? Let the Hair Specialists in NJ Restore Your Hair — And Your Confidence

Nearly 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they’re forty. And for men, the news is no better with 85% of men experiencing hair loss by age 50.

Hair loss contributes to low self-esteem, loss of confidence, and causes emotional and psychological trauma in sufferers.

Women seem to suffer more than men from these deleterious side effects, partially because baldness is more common, and more accepted, among the male population.

Truth is, no matter whether you’re male or female — hair loss can be devastating.

Hair Specialists in NJ Can Help You Get the Treatment You Need

There’s more than one way to restore thinning hair. The hair specialists in NJ, the Contemporary Hair Transplant, will help you sort through all possible therapies to find the program that’s right for you and your type of hair loss.

To give you an idea of what we can offer, let’s look at the top three treatments.

PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical way to stimulate your body to regrow your hair. As a New Jersey PRP specialist, we have onsite equipment so all aspects of the procedure are in our control.

PRP treatment for hair loss involves drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. Our technique separates the platelet-rich plasma in a way that gives you 3-5 more times growth factors than standard PRP.

Then, we’ll inject this solution into the scalp so it can stimulate your body to repair and revitalize your follicles. PRP usually involves several treatments over time.

Strip Harvesting Hair Transplant

Strip harvesting is the standard in hair transplantation. A skilled doctor will remove strips of tissue containing donor follicles that will be grafted to where your hair loss has occurred.

Our technique harvests smaller strips so scarring is greatly minimized. Plus, the ability to retrieve many follicles at once means the procedure often only takes one session.

One session means less discomfort and downtime for patients.

FUE Hair Transplant

We can also use Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to provide fantastic results without scarring.

Like strip harvesting, FUE allows doctors to harvest many follicles at once to reduce discomfort and minimize the number of sessions necessary.

Extreme skill is needed to choose the right, unique follicular unit that will thrive in the new location.

Our doctors have the knowledge and technology to ensure the most successful rates of transplantation using this method.

Trust Your Hair to the New Jersey Hair Transplant Doctors with a Record of Excellence

If you want to restore thinning locks or covering balding areas, the specialists at Contemporary Hair Transplant will design a hair restoration program that will fit your lifestyle — and your budget.

Whether you want to explore the details of PRP, learn more about the strip harvesting technique, or find out about FUE hair transplant cost, we’ve got the answers you’re seeking.
Call 201-261-1772
today and get a consultation today — and hair tomorrow!
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Injectables and Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation — The Unblemished Truth

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process — but they don’t have to be.

Today’s crop of injectables and fillers can restore youthful volume to your face, smooth out wrinkles, and prevent new ones from forming.

In fact, results are so remarkable that use of fillers has increased by 759 percent since 2000 and the use of Botox has increased by 279 percent in the same time span.

How Injectables and Fillers Turn Back Time

Neurotoxin injections and cosmetic fillers are a simple, safe, cost-effective way to restore youthful volume and smoothness to an aging face.

By renewing lost volume (JUVÉDERM®) and smoothing out surficial wrinkles (BOTOX®), you can keep your fresh-faced, glowing looks for longer.

These therapies are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have an established track record for outstanding patient satisfaction and natural-looking results.

BOTOX® for Wrinkles

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the leading brand of botulinum toxin and the “Gold Standard” for wrinkle reduction — and prevention.

Regular injections of BOTOX® not only smooth existing deep wrinkles, like the “elevens” or sets of lines that form between brows but prevents wrinkles from forming in the future.

BOTOX® works by paralyzing the underlying muscles to prevent wrinkles that form from repetitive expressions. The longer you use it — the fewer wrinkles you’ll have to look forward to later.

JUVÉDERM® Voluma®, Vollure, Volbella® for Volume

Most women lose volume in their faces due to advancing age, weight loss, or hormonal changes and this can contribute to aging looks and a tired appearance.

The JUVÉDERM® family of injectables for face (and even hands) can help restore volume loss and help you look younger and more vibrant.

There’s a specialized product for each trouble spot.

Cheeks often flatten during aging, causing sagging and a haggard appearance. JUVÉDERM® Voluma® will lift the cheek area and add volume for a natural look. If you have severe lines or wrinkles in the same area, JUVÉDERM® Vollure can soften these harsh lines.

For lip lines and thinning lips, JUVÉDERM® Volbella® will subtly soften the look of lines around the mouth and add volume to the lips.

JUVÉDERM® can even help with troublesome nasolabial fold lines, sometimes called “parentheses.” In fact, studies show that these injectables for your face can help stimulate collagen production to increase volume naturally.

Increased collagen means more volume and fewer wrinkles — naturally.

Trust Your Face to the Experts

If you live in Paramus, NJ or nearby, you’re lucky to have Ultimate Aesthetics, a state-of-the-art center for anti-aging injectables and fillers at your doorstep. The Botox and cosmetic filler experts at Ultimate Aesthetics that can design a treatment program that will help you put your best face forward.

We have a full-range of cutting-edge cosmeceuticals that can refresh your face in minutes, with no down-time, and natural, beautiful results.
Call 201-261-1772
today and be youthful tomorrow!
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Don’t Hide Your Legs: Solutions for Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency comprises a number of vascular conditions that primarily affect the lower limbs.

Studies show that about 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and up to 17 percent of men and 40 percent of women may suffer from venous disease.

If you’re one of them, you’re not alone.

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)?

CVI occurs when veins valves are damaged and blood that should be pumped cleanly back to the heart begins to reflux or move backward, in the veins of the leg.

This leads to blood pooling in the legs, ankles, and feet and further weakening vein walls causing “leaky veins.”

Eventually, varicose veins — the twisting, purplish veins that often bulge from your legs — and spider veins can result. The first symptoms of CVI are often swelling of the legs and ankles, leg pain, restless legs, leg cramps, and a feeling of leg heaviness.

While most people are more concerned about the cosmetic issues like varicosities and discolored skin, over time, serious complications like blood clots in the deep veins of the legs — deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — can evolve.

What Can I Do About CVI?

CVI is a progressive condition and the earlier you catch it, the more treatable it is.

The first step is to see a doctor that specializes in vein treatments to determine if you have CVI and to what extent.

A qualified doctor will use simple, painless, non-invasive ultrasound along with Doppler technology to check for vein disease in legs from thigh to ankle.

Successful Treatments for CVI

If you’ve got CVI you may be anxious to get rid of your varicose veins and spider veins. While there are many home remedies out there, many of them are dangerous and ineffective.

The only safe and effective varicose vein treatment and spider veins removal treatments are administered by qualified professionals in a medical environment.

Fortunately, these Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved therapies have a long track record of success.

Let’s take a look:

Sclerotherapy

For getting rid of those pesky spider veins, you have a choice of laser or injection sclerotherapy. Both can be administered in-office, and there’s no downtime with either.

Neither requires anesthesia, because there is little discomfort associated with the procedures, although laser sclerotherapy often requires multiple treatments since the hand-piece of the laser must be traced over individual veins.

These treatments can be used together to boost effectiveness and results.

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

For varicose veins, EVLA is a new technology that has rapidly become the standard for varicose veins treatments.

Diseased veins are mapped with ultrasound and a thin catheterized laser is inserted into each vein. A burst of energy from the laser then seals the vein, which is eventually absorbed into the body over time.

There is minimal bruising and a high rate of patient satisfaction.

Venous Disease Treatment in Paramus

If you live in Paramus or surrounding areas, you’ll want to make an appointment with the New Jersey vein specialist: Chuback Vein Center.

Dr. John Chuback’s state-of-the-art facilities and personal in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge technologies in treating venous disease will give you peace of mind when it comes to your legs — and your health.

Don’t hide your legs any longer
Call 201-261-1772
today and start walking proudly.
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Dr. Chuback Joins the Vein Therapy News Editorial Advisory Board

We are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. John Chuback has joined the Vein Therapy News Editorial Advisory Board. Vein Therapy News features articles written by physicians to physicians about vascular medicine including the latest industry news and product developments as well as case studies from vein specialists.

Read the article at VTN

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