Innovative hair-loss treatment

Innovative hair loss treatment

Innovative Hair-Loss Treatment

When Jasmin Irrizarry was 30 years old she was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder. That was also when she began losing her hair.

Now she visits Dr. Khan for the first-of-its-kind procedure. It takes just about an hour. It is non-surgical and the results are immediate.

Here is how it works.

First, the patient’s blood is drawn. It then goes into a centrifuge that separates the blood’s platelets, which have growth compounds. Those platelets are then mixed with amniotic tissue, which is rich in stem cells, a plasma-like substance that’s then injected into the patient’s top layer of scalp.

The procedure does two things. First, it drastically slows down hair loss within a matter of days, sometimes even after your first shampoo. Then once shedding is reduced, the growth of hair can take over. Dr. Khan says regrowth takes about a year.

So now let’s talk cost. How does the price of this procedure compare with a traditional hair transplant? (Especially since neither is covered by health insurance.)

While the average hair transplant can run you about $20,000, Dr. Kahn’s treatment, typically done twice a year, is normally $7,000.

While anyone can get the procedure, she recommends it for those who are just beginning to lose their hair or who aren’t candidates for a hair transplant.

Jasmin is one of those patients. And she says she is looking forward to getting that crown back.