Hair Loss and Restoration

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Marin, San Francisco and Napa

Hair Loss

Flowing, glowing, and growing – Americans love showing off our luscious locks. In fact, hair care is a $87 billion per year industry in the United States. But when the hairline recedes, confidence levels sometimes go with it.

To counteract the trauma of hair loss, restore your faith in fabulousness with Plastic Surgery Specialists (PSS). Conveniently located in Greenbrae, California, PSS proudly serves the greater Bay Area, including San Francisco and San Jose. To learn how we can add volume and dimension to your ‘do, contact our office at your earliest convenience. 

Is Hair Loss Inevitable?

Hair loss is one of those unfortunate, but oh-so-obvious signs of aging. It feels inevitable! And the experience can be traumatic. Like it or not, one of the first things people notice is your hair.

When you look in the mirror and notice your follicle count waning slowly, your confidence may also take a hit. Some people may shrug and say, “Just time and tides, we all lose vitality as we age.”

But we at Plastic Surgery Specialists are here to tell you that you can fight hair loss with a combination of nutrient-rich oral supplements and follicle-stimulating treatments, including Autologous Conditioned Plasma.[1] By isolating and amplifying the platelets in your own blood, we can treat the dermal papilla cells at the base of your follicles. When properly stimulated, these cells produce more beta-catenin, a protein responsible for signaling new hair growth.[2] 

Autologous Conditioned Plasma is just one of the many tools in our hair restoration toolbox. When you experience follicular treatment at Plastic Surgery Specialists, you are in the hands of true aesthetic masters

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Center of Excellence

  • Over 40,000 procedures performed
  • Over 40 years of combined experience

Our experienced team of surgeons combine an aesthetic perspective, the ability to listen closely to your needs, and the skills to achieve those desires*. This combination of talent is a hallmark of a world-class plastic surgery clinic, located in Marin County, CA.

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Black Diamond

Nutrafol

With the FDA-approved oral supplement Nutrafol, your once-receding hairlines can be reversed. We offer a complete arsenal in the fight against hair loss with PROVEN, effective hair restoration techniques. Non-surgical, no-downtime treatments, such as our Livra Microchanneling system, combined with our special supplement, Nutrafol, create new follicles, trigger hair regrowth, and thicken the overall coif.

We are very excited to offer this treatment to our patients, and help them rejoice in thick, healthy, lustrous hair. Nutrafol is formulated to work with your body’s unique chemical composition. There are five major factors that affect hair loss and regeneration:

  • Toxins, as regulated by the liver
  • Hormones, like estrogen and testosterone
  • The stress response of the adrenal glands
  • Your gut health and general digestive wellness
  • Metabolism and energy conversion

By identifying these facets of your physiology, Nutrafol has optimized supplements to boost your natural ability to restore hair growth. The average human body features 100,000 follicles. Nutrafol wants them all to function properly and vibrantly. We here at Plastic Surgery Specialists agree with their mission, which is why we offer Nutrafol as a cornerstone of our hair restoration strategy.

NeoGraft

Traditional hair transplant methods remove large strips of flesh from the back of the head. This leaves a large scar that is often more noticeable than the bald pattern that you are treating. Plastic Surgery Specialists is innovating hair transplantation with NeoGraft, a groundbreaking system that harvests healthy follicles individually. These follicles are collected from a “safe zone” – a region where hair growth is lush and replicable. The NeoGraft technique uses Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to harvest up to 2,500 follicles in a single session. Each extraction is so small, it leaves a pinpoint that is barely noticeable to the naked eye. 

NeoGraft

Once the healthy follicles are gently collected from your “safe zone,” it’s time to put them to work. NeoGraft has pioneered the “no touch” technique of implanting follicles along the balding area. This minimizes complications and maximizes results. NeoGraft allows our clinicians to place follicles skillfully and strategically. The device targets viable destinations for your thriving follicles, giving them a new home, one by one. Your fresh garden of hair is already growing, thanks to the meticulous nature of the NeoGraft technology.

Benefits of Hair Restoration

Our multi-tiered approach to hair loss correction provides a wellspring of benefits. In addition to the obvious cosmetic improvements that you will experience, Plastic Surgery Specialists can also deliver a boost in confidence that accompanies your stunning new hair growth! Specifically, our methods are…

  • Safe and well tested
  • Efficient and precise
  • Effective and life-changing

To experience the benefits of hair restoration in the Bay Area, schedule an appointment with Plastic Surgery Specialists.

Ideal Candidates

hair loss treatment ideal candidates

If you are a man or woman in the San Francisco Bay Area who wishes to reboot your lagging hair growth, Plastic Surgery Specialists can help. Have you tried topical creams and gels that left you flat? Are you dismayed by the direction your hairline is going? Have you given up on the dream of a lustrous head of hair? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then Plastic Surgery Specialists wants to turn your head! To determine if you are eligible for hair restoration, pay us a visit soon.

Personal Consultation in Greenbrae, CA.

During your tailored consultation session, we will assess your current situation and listen to your input. After all, we can’t help you achieve an Instagram-worthy hairdo without following your direction. Aesthetic enhancement is all about communication, and Plastic Surgery Specialists is ready to start a conversation with you. Please visit our blog and get a glimpse of how we approach cosmetic improvement. 

Preparation for Hair Regrowth

Our hair restoration treatment consists of multiple steps to prepare the hair follicle with a rich supply of nutrients. Then the Autologous Conditioned Plasma treatment with Livra Microchanneling nourishes the scalp and creates the ideal environment for new hair growth, using your own growth factors and the microchanneling delivery system.

If you are opting for a hair transplant treatment via NeoGraft, your clinician will prepare you for the procedure during your individualized consultation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 415-384-9787. 

Hair Restoration Procedure

Our Procell Microchanneling device is state-of-the-art with custom needle depths that precisely deliver the growth “serum.” The custom device tip is designed to open up tiny channels to deliver the nutrients while creating minimal damage. There will be some inflammation, but that is intentional. Inflammation will encourage the body’s own healing response which rejuvenates the scalp with vital growth factors. Compared to other hair restoration methods, the Procell Microchannel creates better results with less downtime.

Hair Restoration Procedure

The treatment is three-fold. First: Nutrafol supplements prepare your system with the proper nutrients. Then Procell microchanneling creates a pathway for your healing growth factor. Lastly, the “injury” created by the microchanneling helps boost immune system response to the area and promote rapid healing.

The treatment protocol outlines your pre-treatment regimen, which includes 4 weeks of Nutrafol supplements before the procedure. A week before your treatment, we ask you to avoid multivitamins and blood-thinning agents, including Vitamin A and E, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and essential fatty acids. Three days before the treatment day, we ask you to stop smoking and avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they impede the healing process. Additionally, we ask you to hydrate your system to make both the Autologous Conditioned Plasma harvesting easier and minimize your discomfort. Avoid anti-inflammatory medicines such as Advil, Motrin, aspirin, and Naproxen for three days prior, and three days after the procedure. Inflammation is a good thing when we are trying to bring blood flow to the area. The body takes over and sends healing compounds and cells, creating new growth. The procedure itself can be painful, as the scalp area has many nerve endings and is sensitive. Please share any concerns you may have with your Plastic Surgery Specialists representative and we will strive to minimize any discomfort you may encounter. 

Recovery and Results

Your scalp can be tender after treatment but typically resolves quickly. Some people report headaches, but we have not experienced that issue with any of our patients. Take it from them by checking out our rave reviews

Please take a look at our before and after photos and see the real changes and growth you can achieve for your hair!

You should wash your hair after treatment with a gentle shampoo and thorough rinse. Hair regrowth takes some time, but we have patients with significant results in as little as 4 weeks.

FAQ

How much does hair restoration cost in Marin County?

Due to the fact that we offer solutions as comprehensive and varied as NeoGraft hair transplants, Nutrafol supplements and Autologous Conditioned Plasma, prices will range. Your hair restoration must be tailored to your anatomy. Please call 415-384-9787 to learn more about our fees and financing options. 

Is hair loss permanent?

Nothing in life is permanent. We live in an era of medical breakthroughs and scientific discovery. Plastic Surgery Specialists in Greenbrae, California has harnessed the power of knowledge and translated it into real results. If you are unhappy with the look and feel of your thinning hair, contact us soon!

References 

  1. Li, ZJ, Choi, HI, Choi, DK, Sohn, KC, Im, M, Seo, YJ, Lee, YH, Lee, JH, Lee, Y. (2012). Autologous Platelet‐Rich Plasma: A Potential Therapeutic Tool for Promoting Hair Growth. Dermatologic Surgery. 38(7pt1)1040-1046. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2012.02394.x 
  2. Zhou L, Xu M, Yang Y, Yang K, Wickett RR, Andl T, Millar SE, Zhang Y. (2016). Activation of β-Catenin Signaling in CD133-Positive Dermal Papilla Cells Drives Postnatal Hair Growth. PLoS One. 11(7):e0160425. Epub 2016 Jul 29. DOI: 10.1111/febs.13784 

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