New Treatments For Alopecia Areata

Xeljanz and JAK inhibitors for Alopecia Areata Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease in which hair cells are attacked by the immune system, leading to patches of hair loss. This is often a relapsing-remitting condition. The mainstay of current treatments are intralesional steroid injections, topical steroids, and immunotherapy, such as squaric acid. A number… Read More

Platelet Rich Plasma For Hair Loss Increases Hair Counts

Injection of the scalp with platelet rich plasma has become a popular method for treating hair loss, especially andogenetic alopecia (also known as pattern baldness). A recent study further supports this treatment approach. In a 40 patient study of men and women with androgenetic alopecia, injection with platelet rich plasma (PRP) resulted in substantial improvement… Read More

Methotrexate for Alopecia Areata

Call 973-763-7546 for an Alopecia Areata Consultation Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune cells attack hair follicles causing hair loss. Although not a dangerous condition, it can be very distressing. In many cases alopecia areata is self-limiting, and the patches of hair loss resolve spontaneously over several months. However, some… Read More

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

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).