KERAVIVE | Scalp Treatment For Thinning Hair
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What Is Hydrafacial Keravive?
How Does Hydrafacial Keravive Work?
What Are The Benefits Of Hydrafacial Keravive?
When Can I Expect To See Results?
Enhance The Results With The Hydrafacial Keravive Peptide Complex Spray
How Do I Prepare for The Treatment?
Prevent Hair Loss – Tips From The Best Hair Restoration Specialist
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Eat a Healthy Diet
Avoid Tight Hairstyles
Stay Away from Harmful Chemicals in Hair Products
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Why PRP is the Best Choice for Hair Restoration
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Platelet-rich Plasma For Hair Restoration
The main advantages of PRP are that it is a minimally invasive procedure that is virtually painless and requires no downtime for recovery. Additionally, because PRP treatments use the patient’s own blood, there are no risks of side effects or rejection.
How PRP Works?
What To Expect From Your PRP Treatment?
How Many PRP Sessions Do I Need for Hair Regrowth?
From Brotox to Fillers: The Best Injectable Treatments for Men
Happy 2019! Who’s turning 30 this year? 40?
As we ring in the last year of the 2010s, it’s only fitting to look back to other milestone years. Let’s consider 1989. It’s been three decades since the banner year that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dawn of commercial internet service. “Harry Potter” actor, Daniel Radcliffe and Grammy Award-hoarder Taylor Swift were both born in 1989. Similarly, 1989 was also the year that pharma giant Allergan disrupted the world of cosmetic procedures by introducing a form of botulinum toxin to the market under the brand name of “Botox.”
As early adopters of injectable treatments like Botox (and other neuromodulator brands like Dysport or Xeomin), women have enjoyed benefits of these non-invasive procedures to help them look and feel their best selves for three decades. But in recent years, men have also gotten in on the action. In fact, a 2017 report by the American Society for Plastic Surgery noted a 325 percent increase in overall anti-aging procedures for men. But it’s not just Botox. That same study reported an over 26 percent jump in use of guys using hyaluronic fillers from 2014 to 2015 alone.
So, set aside any jokes about Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” movies. Injectable treatments for men are a very real (and growing) thing.
At Sadick these days, more than ever, we’re seeing men are visiting our center with anti-aging and skin care questions in mind. And while each guy’s goal is unique to him, there are a few common themes we’re hearing over-and-over. In the “City that never sleeps,” men want to look less tired. But mostly, guys just want to appear refreshed without looking like they’ve had anything “done.”
Whether the concern is under-eye dark circles, wrinkles, or laugh-lines men have been turning to Sadick Dermatology for a discrete New York City center to receive their subtle injectable treatments. Here are our “Top Four.”
ELEVENS ARE GOOD ON A CRAPS TABLE, NOT YOUR FOREHEAD
Concern: Wrinkles on the forehead, around or between the eyes (11’s)
Treatment: Neuromodulators using Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
The Low-Down: What it Is: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin are neuromodulators that when injected into facial muscles, blocks the enzyme responsible for moving these muscles, and the temporarily minimizes the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles. Each treatment is customized to keep the face looking less fatigued while maintaining a masculine appearance.
Results: Keep in mind that it takes 7-10 days for the neuromodulator to fully kick-in. Most people begin to notice a softening of the wrinkles in as little as two days.
Note: If you’re worried about looking “frozen,” don’t. In the hands of a skilled injector such as one of our board-certified dermatologists, you’ll have a refreshed, rested look without the expression lines but that doesn’t mean you won’t have any facial movement.
JAMES DEAN WAS THE LAST GUY WHO COULD MAKE ‘RACOON EYES’ LOOK SEXY
Concern: Tired Eyes and Dark Circles
Treatment: Dermal Fillers using Restylane or Belotero
The Low-Down: We hear a lot of guys complain about looking tired even after a full night’s rest. That’s hardly surprising. As men age, they tend to lose volume in their tear-troughs (under-eyes). Restoring volume can be achieved using filing agents, such as Belotero or Restylane, to soften the appearance of work-related stress.
Results: The bonus in using dermal fillers is that the results are instant and can last 6-12 months!
Note: Don’t worry, our expert injectors won’t make you look feminine, just rested and ready to face the board room!
You may, however, experience mild swelling after the treatment and there is always a risk for minor bruising. Be sure to speak with one of our filler experts about the do’s and don’ts before your treatment to reduce the likeliness of bruising or swelling.
DO YOU SEE “LAUGH LINES” WHEN THINGS HAVEN’T BEEN THAT FUNNY?
Concern: Lines on either side of your mouth
Treatment: Dermal fillers using Restylane, Juvederm
The Low-Down: New York City men have been coming to Sadick Dermatology to treat their laugh-lines for years. These pesky folds develop around the mouth as a result of a loss of collagen over time. One of our expert injectors will add support to these folds in order to soften their appearance while maintaining a masculine appearance.
Results: Similarly to tear-trough fillers, the results are instant! There is little to now downtime and you can resume all normal activities immediately.
Note: Be sure to avoid alcohol a day or two before and stop aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor) advil, motrin and aleve one week prior.
DON’T SWEAT IT ANYMORE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO!
Concern: Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as “Excess Sweating”
Treatment: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
The Low-down: Many man (and women) have turned to Sadick Dermatology to help treat embarrassing excess sweating. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport not only treat wrinkles but they also temporarily stop hyperhidrosis.
Here’s how it works. The neuromodulator is injected into the skin to safely block the nerve responsible for triggering the sweat glands.
Results: The treatment can last 3-5 months and begins to work 1-2 weeks after the treatment is performed. There is no downtime and you can resume all normal activities after the treatment.
Note: While the underarms are the most popular area injected, many men also choose to treat their scalp, palms and feet, keeping you looking cool as a cucumber.
Interested in learning more about the best skincare treatments for men? Call us at 212-772-7242 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgREAD MORE
From Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments to Hair Loss Cure-All?
By now you’ve likely at least heard about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments, which have gained popularity for their intrigue and effectiveness. Celebrities like Kobe Bryant, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian West and the Real Housewives are known to be huge fans of this treatment that conjures up images of those mythical figures who never age. Celebrity or not, the truth is PRP isn’t a passing fad and facial rejuvenation isn’t the only benefitSo, what is Platelet-Rich Plasma? First of all, platelets are cells found in the bloodstream that allow blood to clot; leading to wound healing and tissue repair. They do this by releasing growth factors, and powerful enzymes that attract stem cells to the area of damage. The result is tissue regeneration through new cell growth and collagen production. Back in the 70’s scientists thought, “Why don’t we isolate all this natural power from the patient’s own blood and treat their concerns?” Thus, the birth of PRP therapy: by spinning the blood at a high speed, the platelets rise to the top (as they are lighter than the rest of the blood) allowing it to be easily removed. This PRP portion can then be injected back to the patient, without fear of adverse reaction, as it’s not a foreign substance.
PRP therapy was initially used in sports medicine to treat injuries, then in chronic medical conditions such as arthritis, and for the past couple of decades in skin conditions, such as acne scars, stretch marks, anti-aging and hair loss. Today there are hundreds of high quality level clinical studies showing that PRP therapy…bloody works!
To maximize the effects of PRP, we often perform it after a treatment like Clear and Brilliant, Fraxel, Endymed Intensif, or Permea. These create skin microchannels that serve as direct passages allowing PRP to access the deepest layers of the skin or scalp and quicken healing.
Whether you are seeking to refresh your face, remove acne scars / stretch marks, reduce your pores or are looking for a non-surgical solution to hair loss, the PRP procedure is the same. First, one of our technicians draws some blood, an amount of about 2 teaspoons. The blood is spun in a centrifuge for about 10 min to prepare the PRP. PRP will then be applied topically over the treatment, immediately after the laser/microneedling treatment. If you are using PRP alone, the provider will first apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort and then perform injections, every half inch, directly to your skin or scalp. From start to finish the procedure lasts around 30 min, and aside from temporary redness, there are generally no side effects. Most patients will see the best results after 3 treatments, one month apart. It takes around 30 days for new cells, vessels and collagen to regenerate, so you should start seeing revitalization, smoother skin, and/or healthier hair around that time frame.
In an interview with Allure Magazine, Dr. Sadick remarked about PRP therapy for hair loss: “The first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair. The general consensus is that receiving treatments every three to six months on a long-term basis are optimal for continuing to stimulate the growth factors and stem cells that are associated with regrowth and stopping hair fallout.” The treatments should be a part of a comprehensive plan created by your provider at Sadick Dermatology, with the final results being increased hair count, increased hair thickness, and increased hair growth!
Sadick Dermatology has been one of the pioneers in this breakthrough treatment and our expertise is unparalleled. If you’re in NYC and would like to learn more about the best PRP treatments, give our office a call at 212-772-7242.READ MORE
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: The Safe and Effective Alternative to Surgery for Hair Loss
Hair loss affects many people today, with the majority of them facing the condition because of their genetic draw. In these instances, it’s caused by the thinning of the hair follicle to the point where no hair continues to grow from a particular area. Although typically associated to men, women are also affected by hair loss. When women face genetic hair loss, the condition could better be described as hair thinning rather than complete baldness. Overall, the condition afflicts such a wide portion of the population that many dermatologists have been working to come up with new forms of treatment. Platelet rich plasma therapy has come to the attention of many professionals and patients recently, but many people still have questions about what the treatment entails and the benefits of the procedure. Here are the basics of how platelet rich plasma therapy works and the advantages it offers patients.
How the treatment can be used
Platelet rich plasma therapy involves taking some of the patient’s own blood and separating the platelet rich plasma from the rest with a centrifuge and combining it with an activating compound. The patient’s scalp is then numbed and the plasma is strategically injected into the scalp. Platelets are excellent for stimulating growth and healing, which means there are two main ways that the treatment can be used.
Some dermatologists use the platelets to halt and reverse the thinning of the hair follicles, which is causing the hair loss. Others choose to use the therapy in conjunction with hair transplants. Since the plasma helps to stimulate growth and healing, it can be used to help with the recovery following a hair transplant.
The benefits offered by platelet rich plasma therapy
The first benefit noticed by many patients and their doctors is that the plasma is developed from the patient’s own blood. This eliminates risks associated with donor genetic materials such as allergies, hypersensitivity, and other adverse reactions. Many patients are also drawn to the natural qualities of using elements of their own body rather than chemicals or donated cells.
The second benefit, which many patients like to hear, is the effectiveness of the treatment. When used to stimulate the restoration of hair follicles, studies have shown it to be very effective. It is important to note that the procedure works better for certain conditions than for others. In the cases of androgenetic or hereditary alopecia (hair loss), which causes the hair follicles to thin until hair is no longer able to grow, the procedure has been especially effective. Typically, results are seen within 3-6 months following treatment. The best results are also seen in those who started experiencing hair loss rather recently rather than those with advanced conditions, as the treatment works with the hair follicles that are still present.
The results have also been strong in patients who experienced hair loss due to alopecia areata (spot baldness) or similar diseases, when the immune system attacks the hair follicles. Hair loss as a result of chemotherapy treatments or radiation, however, has not been shown to respond well to the treatments.
When used in conjunction with a hair transplant, it has also been shown to improve success rates by stimulating the transplanted hair follicles to grow and develop as expected. The plasma also helped with the healing of the tissue damaged in the treatment.
Another important consideration of many patients is cost. Fortunately, the treatment has proven to be very affordable and cost effective, especially when compared to other surgical treatment options. A study published by the European Journal of Plastic Surgery stated that “PRP injections are simple and efficient, have minimal morbidity with a low cost-to-benefit ratio and can be regarded as a valuable alternative for the treatment of alopecia”.
People experiencing hair loss often search for the best way to halt the process and reverse their symptoms. Many will try a variety of over the counter methods, others will go as far as to get hair transplants. Fortunately, the platelet rich plasma therapy used in conjunction with laser treatment is proving to be an effective, safe, non-surgical alternative for many experiencing hair loss.READ MORE