How to Prevent Hair Loss After Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Blossom Bariatrics Las Vegas
Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics. Today we are going to answer some frequently asked questions from our patients. Lisa from Honolulu, Hawaii asks, â€œWhen my sister had her gastric sleeve surgery by another surgeon last year, she lost weight but her hair started falling out and now she has thinning hair. What if this happens to me?â€� Well Lisa, although hair loss, or thinning hair, can be a side effect of any bariatric procedure, typically it is because of malnutrition. In our practice, at Blossom Bariatrics, we really educate our patients in the proper supplementation, vitamins, minerals, and other ways to get the nutrients you need for complete.
Nutrition and to prevent hair loss. I hope you found this information useful. If you have any additional questions, please visit us at blossombariatrics . Until next time. Have a healthy day.
Frontal Hair Loss at 20 Stopping Hair Loss and Hair Thinning Safely without Drugs or Surgery
Thank you for your question. You are 20yearsold and you state in your question with the photos you submitted that you have been losing hair since you were 17 and now you are clearly noticing significant hair loss and you want to find a solution that is of course safe. Well, the photos you submitted are very helpful and just to give you a little bit of my background. I’m a board certified cosmetic surgeon and fellowship trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing in Manhattan and Long Island for over 20 years and hair loss treatment has been a very big part of my practice. And in fact, I am the founder of TrichoStemâ„¢ Hair Regeneration centers which is a nonsurgical alternative to hair.
Transplant that we developed in our practice, a method called Hair Regeneration that has been a very successful in helping people with minimal invasive approach so I can certainly speak to you from a perspective of treating a lot of patients like yourself. So to understand, basically you are dealing with is most likely a genetic pattern hair loss or something called androgenetic alopecia. And the early onset is not unusual and there is a general rule of decades where in your 20’s, 20% of men have hair loss, 30% at 30’s and etc. Understanding that you have a relatively aggressive genetic pattern where you have an early onset and it seems to be a relative rapid progression. In terms of.
Medical therapy, you probably are already familiar with finasteride which is a pill that you take daily and Rogaine which is a topical solution or foam. I think that when you ask the question safety, I think you probably learn the concern about long term sexual side effects from finasteride and any of the other relatively minor side effects associated with Rogaine. However, I think that from our experience, we have developed in our practice an alternative called Hair Regeneration as I mentioned earlier. This is a method which was derived from the application of a wound healing material called Acellular matrix which is combined with plateletrich.
Plasma (PRP). Briefly, plateletrich plasma (PRP) is derived from your blood and is a concentration of the wound healing and growth factors necessary when you, for example, cut yourself. These cells and factors actually help with wound healing and initially this technology was being employed in our practice for the improvement of outcomes on hair transplant. What we wanted was improvement in the grafts survival. We wanted the donor areas to heal better. What ultimately developed of course was this observation that thinning hairs actually became thicker. What was even further important for me was that when I looked at people who have just thinning hair and I tried just the treatment alone, it actually, in some cases,.
Was superior in the results compared to hair transplant. The unfortunate reality with hair transplant is that if you have existing hair, when openings are made or the graft sites are made, you can get a fair amount of loss of native hairs and it is referred to us as collateral damage. Now that putting aside, in our practice, for patients as young as 18, we’ve had more than 99% success for men and women of all ages in seeing improvements with Hair Regeneration. This is a treatment that’s an injection that is through the scalp and it actually will stop the progression, will allow for regrowth of hairs that are not growing actively and cause thinning hairs to become thicker.
With more than 5 years of data and very good follow up, we are able to, we actually follow our patients every 3 months and take digital photos and microscopic photos and document their improvement. We’ve been very pleased with this success rate in comparison to drugs and surgeries for people who have hair this has been a great option. I think that is important for you since time is critical to learn more about this option and look for someone who offers procedure like this. I think that this is an opportunity where you won’t and without saying discounting the option of medical therapies such as finasteride or Rogaine, but I think that Hair Regeneration is really intrusive with hair loss in a way.
That is unique from pharmacologic options. And at the same time, in a remarkable way, this one time treatment or in some cases when we do this a second time between 12 and 18 months, we are able to sustain significant improvement for years and that result is actually unparalleled. So learn more about this option and once you are comfortable with the , move forward with the treatment. So I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question!.