If there’s one undeniable truth that holds true for almost everyone, it’s the desire to have hair in the right places on our bodies.
As we age, however, this becomes more challenging. After going through puberty, hair tends to grow everywhere, and much of it is unwanted. From the excessive chest and back hair that bothers some men to the leg, underarm, and bikini hair that women prefer to remove, there are several areas where unwanted hair becomes a concern.
At the same time, as individuals reach their mid to late 20s, the hair on top of their heads begins to thin. Male pattern baldness affects a significant percentage of men, with 30 to 50 percent experiencing it before the age of 50. Around 70 percent of men will face some form of hair loss in their lifetime.
It’s important to note that it’s not just biological men who experience this issue. Biological women also face noticeable hair thinning, affecting up to 50 percent of the population. Undoubtedly, this is not something anyone wishes for, which is why hair restoration is considered a true blessing in our modern era.
Let’s take a look at what hair loss is, why it happens, and what your options are. Then we’ll discuss hair restoration and removal services, so you can keep your hair where you want it.
What Is Hair Loss?
Hair loss can happen in many ways, from thinning in specific places, causing bald spots, to thinning in a more general fashion. While this may not leave distinct patches, the amount of hair, in general, is distinctly less and creates a thin, fragile look.
Why Does It Happen?
The short answer is, there are many reasons hair loss occurs. Genetics and the environment both play a major factor. In essence, though, our hair falls out more often as we age. Over time, the follicles that produce hair shut down and die, so that hair we lose does not get replaced. That’s when baldness starts to occur – or, for men and women who don’t exhibit a balding “pattern,” a simple thinning of hair.
What Can You Do About It?
Hair loss is largely determined by circumstances beyond your control: genes that cause it and environmental toxins that contribute to it. That doesn’t mean you can’t address the issue, though. The goal of hair restoration is to stimulate the follicles that once produced the hair so that they will start doing so again.
There are a number of non-invasive treatments that will help you get thicker, healthier hair on your head – and remove it from the places it’s not supposed to be!
Hair Restoration and Removal Services in NYC
If you’re looking for hair restoration and removal to keep hair in the right places, Sobel Skin can help. We use cutting-edge solutions to comfortably, easily remove or restore hair, depending on your needs. Here’s a list of some of our most popular treatments.
When it comes to hair restoration, you can turn to the same creams and mousses people have used for decades. These do a decent job of halting hair loss and reversing a receding hairline. However, they don’t do as much as you’d like to deal with thinning hair overall.
That’s where PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, therapy comes in. This three-step treatment is a medical marvel. This treatment rejuvenates the hair follicles, which often stop producing hair (or producing thinner, weaker hairs) due to a lack of blood flow. PRP restimulates the area so that follicles become robust once more.
Alma TED is another option. This one uses ultrasound wavelengths in combination with a topical product to naturally stimulate hair regrowth in people of all genders. Because it jumpstarts the body’s own system, you can avoid invasive treatments such as hair implants and the downtime that requires.
You can also combine treatments for the ultimate hair restoration potential. If you’re looking for ultrasound or PRP hair loss treatment NYC has you covered, just get in touch with Sobel Skin.
Removal of unwanted hair is another common need, especially for the younger set that has not yet started feeling the pinch of balding with age. If you’re looking for laser hair removal in Manhattan, Sobel Skin is an excellent place to go.
Using the LightSheer diode laser, we can get you exactly what you need, restricting hair to where you want it. Considered the most advanced laser on the market by many, LightSheer is suitable for all skin types and colors. It removes hair safely and effectively with minimum discomfort anywhere on the body. Plus, excepting rare cases involving hormonal disruption, hair will not regrow.
Ready to learn more about hair restoration or laser hair removal in NYC? Get in touch with Sobel Skin by calling 212.288.0060 or emailing today.