Hair Restoration

There is no longer any reason to settle for thinning hair. At Belcara Health, we can help you restore and enhance your hair with natural-looking, confidence-building results.

Hair loss is a common, highly distressing condition that affects both women and men. There are numerous disorders that can cause hair loss. One of the most common types of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, also known as male-pattern or female-pattern hair loss. This condition is characterized by gradual thinning of hair on the scalp.

Your Consultation

At Belcara Health, your hair restoration experience begins with a consultation with one of our dermatologic professionals. During your consultation, we assess your concerns and goals, discuss your medical history, examine your physical condition, and possibly perform a few tests, including:

  • A blood test – to uncover any potential medical conditions that may contribute to your hair loss.
  • A pull test – gently pulling several hairs to determine your stage of the shedding process.
  • A scalp test – examining your scalp and hair roots to determine if an infection is causing hair loss.
  • A light microscopy – using a special instrument to examine hairs trimmed at their bases, helping to uncover potential disorders of the hair shafts.

Following the initial consultation, our specialists collaborate on how to best address your unique condition and recommend a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results. With all of our specialists under one roof, your diagnosis and treatment are efficiently and effectively addressed and managed. Treatment options may include:

  • topical or oral medications
  • vitamin supplements
  • bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • PRP Therapy
  • Neograft

PRP Therapy

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If your hair is thinning, or you simply wish to enjoy fuller hair, PRP Therapy can help you restore the thicker, healthy, natural hair you desire. This cutting-edge treatment harnesses the power of your own natural blood cells to stimulate hair growth, with no surgery or downtime.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), found in the blood, plays an important role in how our bodies generate new cells and heal from injuries and wounds. Surgeons have been using PRP Therapy for years to help patients heal faster after surgery, and now we can use it to stimulate dormant hair follicles.

Hair follicles grow and shed, over and over, throughout our lives. Unfortunately, this cycle slows as we age, leaving fewer hair follicles in a growth phase, creating thinner hair. Patients with androgenic alopecia experience miniaturization of the hair follicle, which results in reduced hair thickness. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate the hair follicles to enter and remain in a growth phase longer, gradually creating thicker, healthier, natural hair.

Benefits of PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration

  • Quick, with minimal discomfort
  • Safe, all-natural, and effective, as supported by scientific studies
  • Reduced risk of an allergic reaction, as PRP comes from your own body
  • Non-surgical, with no downtime or recovery

At Belcara Health, PRP Therapy is performed by Dr. Nadia Mostovych, a board-certified head and neck surgeon, fellowship-trained in facial plastic surgery with years of experience helping patients improve their appearance. Dr. Mostovych will identify precisely where to apply your PRP to help you achieve the most satisfying results.

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Medical Evaluation

Prior to the procedure, your hair loss will be evaluated by a specialist within our dermatology department to evaluate for any underlying medical causes for your hair loss. This may include blood work and/or a scalp biopsy.

About the Procedure

The procedure begins by drawing a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from the other blood cells. The PRP is extracted and then injected into the areas of thinning hair. A topical numbing agent can be used to minimize any discomfort from the injections and normal activities can be resumed immediately.

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PRP Therapy usually consists of three to five sessions, approximately 4-6 weeks apart, with maintenance treatments once or twice a year, as needed.  The treatments are quick, easy, safe, and effective, with no downtime and no recovery. Most patients notice an improvement in the quality of their hair, with new hair sprouting in thinning areas, in just a few months.

Good candidates

Good candidates for PRP Therapy for hair restoration include patients with:

  • Recent onset of hair loss (within the last 5-10 years)
  • Excessive hair shedding
  • Thinning hair
  • Receding hairline
  • Hair that is finer and shorter
  • Patients using hair restoration medications
  • Patients who have had recent hair transplants

PRP Therapy only promotes hair growth where follicles are present, so people with no hair follicles are generally not candidates for this treatment.

Neograft®

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NeoGraft is an extremely effective surgical procedure that allows for the precise, artistic placement of new hair follicles to recreate a full and natural-looking hairline. This procedure reduces recovery time and works to clear the unsightly scars associated with traditional hair transplants.

Unlike the old-fashioned “punch-grafting” technology that often produces an altered texture or unnatural lines (cornrow appearance), NeoGraft has dramatically improved the results of hair restoration. This innovative technology is designed to replace lost hair, refine the thinning hairline and provide a healthy and natural appearance.

Benefits of Neograft for Hair Restoration

  • New transplant technology allowing for maximum coverage
  • Natural-looking results
  • Minimally invasive
  • Little to no discomfort
  • No unsightly scars or numbness
  • No surgery, stitches or staples
  • Short, comfortable recovery
  • Little to no downtime

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About the Neograft Procedure

Hair transplantation is a process in which hair is taken from the back of the head and replaced in areas where hair loss has occurred. The NeoGraft device uses a special technology that can quickly and painlessly remove the hair follicles from the back of the head and implant them into the balding areas. This technology used in this new transplant procedure is faster than other outdated methods and increases the success of the grafting process.

Neograft hair restoration procedures are performed in our on-site surgery center, Clarkview Surgical Center. Our 5-star facility was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland.

Results

Like normal hair growth, which involves a growth cycle, transplantation is an ongoing process that requires a time commitment. Once the hair follicle has been implanted into the balding area, the implanted hair will stay in place for two-three weeks before shedding. After shedding, the new growth will begin in three-four months. This is both a normal and important part of the process. After that time period, the hair will continue to grow normally. Your result will look natural and healthy; and will last a lifetime.

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Terrific practice. Dr. Cohen was clear, comprehensive and honest in explaining my options. The beautiful woman on staff made me feel welcome and added to the overall warmth and professionalism of the entire practice. I’m very happy with my results and highly recommend this procedure and this practice to anyone unhappy with their hair.”

Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice you select is your most important decision. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as Stanford University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, our board-certified physicians are renowned for creating natural-looking, outstanding results. They will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your body best and you should be a partner in the entire experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our five-star services, and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Learn More

Contact us today to learn more about how our Hair Restoration specialists can help you feel more confident. Schedule your private consultation today by calling 410.296.0414 or contact us online.

Our Practitioners who Specialize in Neograft Hair Restoration

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Caroline K. Harvey, MPAS, P.A.-C.

Dermatology Physician Assistant

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Dr. Nadia K. Mostovych

Board-Certified Head & Neck Surgeon
Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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