HAIR: Too Much? Too Little? Solutions for Both

Hair: Too much. Too Little. Solutions for both at Chicago's Nima Skin Institute

Some people have too much hair in some places, while other people have too little hair in other places. Fortunately, I am pleased to offer solutions for both.

Remove excess hair, please

For areas where you’d prefer to have less hair, laser hair removing may be a great option for you. We use the FDA-cleared Cutera® laser system for hair removal and permanent hair reduction. The treatment selectively treats the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin, and works for treating dark-colored, coarse hair on all skin types.

This simple procedure requires no local anesthesia or pain medication. If we are treating sensitive areas, some of my patients prefer to use a topical anesthetic. For all patients, we apply a thin layer of clear gel (such as ultrasound gel) for increased skin protection and easy gliding of the handpiece. During the treatment, you may feel a pinching, warm, stinging sensation.

Help grow hair, please

If you’re seeing thinning or balding spots, you’ve probably heard or even tried some hair products such as Rogaine. But, if you have the androgenetic type of hair loss, I am very pleased to offer PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, which helps promote hair growth. It is effective for both men and women suffering from this type of hair loss.

PRP is an in-office cosmetic procedure that involves drawing a small amount of your blood and then using a centrifuge to separate the PRP cells. Next, I inject the PRP into the scalp to promote hair growth. PRP is most effective for recent hair loss, so if this is a concern for you, the sooner you start treatment, the better!

PRP for hair loss therapy is proving effective but is not for everyone. Interested patients should schedule a consultation.

Here for your dermatological needs

We provide both medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment.