Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves hair follicles from the stable area of of the scalp (typically posterior portion) to the thinning or balding portion of the scalp (typically crown, temples, or frontal portion). It can be used for management of pattern alopecia, traction alopecia, and  in special cases burned out scarring alopecia… Read More

Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), the use of a person’s own blood platelets,  has been used in many areas of medicine including orthopedics, ophthalmology and cardiology to improve wound healing and tissue repair. PRP can be used to enhance hair growth as a stand-alone treatment or to improve the recovery and results of hair transplant surgery. PRP… Read More

Hair Loss Consultation Now Available

SOMA Skin & Laser is now offering consultations for hair loss for men and women.  In addition to a medical evaluation includes assessment for hair transplantation and innovative procedures such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and Acell Hair Regrowth Therapy (Please note that these procedures are not covered by insurance).

Androgenetic Alopecia (common baldness)

About Androgenetic Alopecia Androgenetic alopecia, or common baldness, is a genetically determined sensitivity of the hair follicle to androgens. It occurs post-pubertally in both males and females and is manifest by the non-scarring loss of hair in the vertex and frontotemporal areas. Terminal hairs are first replaced by thin, small vellus hairs. Eventually the follicles… Read More

Telogen Effluvium (Stress-Induced Alopecia)

About Telogen Effluvium Diffuse hair loss can result from physical or psychological stress such as: childbirth (most common cause), high fever, chronic illness, emotional stress, physical stress, nutritional deficiency, and various drugs. The hair loss occurs several months after the stressor. This cause of the hair loss is termed telogen effluvium, and results from the… Read More

Alopecia Areata

Call 973-763-7546 To Schedule Your Alopecia Areata Consultation About Alopecia Areata Alopecia areata is characterized by the acute development of round or oval patches of hair loss, typically 2-3 cm in diamater, without scarring of the scalp. Alopecia areata is presumed to be an autoimmune disorder in with T lymphocytes react with antigens aberrantly expressed… Read More

Alopecia (Hair Loss)

Hair loss, or alopecia, is divided into non-scarring causes and scarring (cicatricial) causes. Please search for one of the more specific entries below for the non-scarring alopecias.: Alopecia areata Alopecia, stress-induced Alopecia, androgenetic Anagen Effluvium Trichotillomania