Winter Hair Loss – What to Do About Seasonal Shedding –
No, it isn’t an old wives’ tale that humans “shed” in the winter! It is clinically proven by several medical studies that hair loss is, indeed, worse in the colder months. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help you counteract the effects of winter hair loss – and regrow thick, healthy hair year round.
At Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg offers the latest and most advanced treatments for winter – and year round – hair loss. In this article he will discuss three of the most effective, cutting edge hair restoration treatments offered at our NYC office.
Winter Hair Loss is Real
For decades, the idea that humans could experience seasonal hair loss was scoffed at by the medical community. However, in 1969, a groundbreaking clinical study concluded that seasonal shedding did, in fact, occur in humans. In the years since, medical professionals have acknowledged the validity of winter hair loss, and have developed numerous treatments to combat the condition.
In more recent clinical research, winter hair loss has been observed to occur in men and women alike, and is believed to be the result of seasonal changes to the body’s hormones.
Winter hair loss was the subject of a 1991 clinical study, which observed the hair growth patterns of 14 healthy males. The participants were shown to have collectively experienced maximum hair loss during the autumn and winter seasons. Similar results were observed five years later, when France’s L’Oréal Laboratories conducted their own study pertaining to winter hair loss.
What You Can Do About Winter Hair Loss
Losing a few strands of hair in the winter might not seem all that significant to someone with thick, full hair. But for less fortunate individuals, winter hair loss can feel devastating. Winter hair loss can aggravate the effects of chronic or progressive forms of hair loss like telogen effluvium or androgenic alopecia; worsening the impact of an already difficult situation.
But for anyone in the NYC area, Goldenberg Dermatology offers a variety of treatments capable of making the effects of winter hair loss a thing of the past. Thanks to procedures like PRP and stem cell hair restoration, our patients have access to all-natural methods of stimulating hair growth that lasts all year round.
PRP for Winter Hair Loss
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration is one of the most popular winter hair loss treatments we offer our NYC patients. PRP hair restoration is both non-surgical and 100% natural.
Platelets are a translucent liquid within the blood that secrete healing proteins -or “growth factors.” Since concentrated PRP contains as much as 8 times more growth factor than normal blood, it is a valuable tool in fighting winter hair loss.
PRP hair restoration is performed by drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, the platelets of which are then separated from the red and white blood cells via centrifuge. The PRP is then injected into the area of the scalp affected by hair loss, where it will then increase the hair follicles’ blood supply. This, in turn, triggers and maintains the growth of natural hair, thereby reversing the effects of winter hair loss.
Stem Cell Therapy for Winter Hair Loss
Our NYC patients also have the option of fighting winter hair loss with stem cell therapy. Stem cell hair restoration is minimally invasive, 100% natural, and avoids the pain and risks of hair transplant surgery.
Stem cells are used to treat winter hair loss because of their versatility: stem cells are capable of developing into any other type of cell the body requires. When a person experiences tissue damage, their body calls upon stem cells to repair the damage by transforming into whatever type of cell is required to heal.
Stem cell hair restoration involves isolating stem cells from the patient’s body fat, which are then injected into the scalp. The injected stem cells will then restore hair follicles that are dormant or damaged, regenerating the growth of hair that has fallen victim to winter hair loss.
Winter Hair Loss Treatment – NYC
Since everyone’s individual winter hair loss experience is different, the most effective form of treatment will vary from person to person. Whether you’re best suited for stem cell hair restoration, and PRP therapies, at our NYC office, we offer a variety of solutions for the frustrations of winter hair loss.
Hair loss – in the winter or at any time – can deal a devastating blow to one’s self confidence. But fortunately, patients in the NYC area now have more solutions than ever to treat hair loss.
Board-certified NYC dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg will work closely with anyone who seeks out his care to identify a hair loss treatment plan that best suits their type of hair loss. Contact our practice today for a consultation, and to see how we can help make frustrating and embarrassing hair loss a thing of the past.