Hair Restoration Specialist

Cosmetika Aesthetics

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic located in South Pasadena, CA

Hair loss can be distressing for both women and men, but innovations in hair restoration have led to several exciting treatment options that can help. For those living in South Pasadena, California, and the greater Los Angeles area, Cesar Aguiluz, DO, of Cosmetika Aesthetics, offers hair restoration services that can give you thicker, fuller hair. Get started by booking a face-to-face consultation online or by phone today.

Hair Restoration Q&A

Why is my hair thinning?

Virtually everyone experiences some degree of hair loss at some point in their lives. There are several possible causes, some of which are in your control and others that are not. 

Genetics plays a significant role in hair thinning for both women and men, so there is a higher risk level if you have a close family member who experienced thinning hair. Some additional causal factors include:

  • Age above 40
  • Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, menopause, or pregnancy
  • Thyroid disease
  • Secondary syphilis
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Protein deprivation
  • Emotional trauma

Hair loss can occur across your entire scalp or in certain areas. The first step in treating hair loss is a thorough scalp examination and a discussion of your personal and family health history. 

How can PRP help treat hair loss?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an innovative treatment that uses a solution made from your blood to prompt new hair growth and prevent additional loss. You may have heard of PRP in applications for joint health. The same benefits can apply to hair restoration. 

Your blood contains liquid and solid components. Plasma is the liquid that suspends solids. Platelets are the solids responsible for blood clotting function and also contain special proteins called growth factors. 

Creating PRP involves drawing a small amount of blood and spinning it in a medical centrifuge. Once the solids are isolated, Dr. Aguiluz can extract the platelets and place them back into the now-cleared plasma. 

That solution is drawn into a syringe and administered across your scalp through a series of shallow injections. PRP works to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and prompt new hair cell development. 

PRP can be combined with microneedling, a treatment that creates hundreds of tiny channels into your scalp. This approach allows the PRP to penetrate more deeply and also triggers your body’s natural healing response. 

What is Viviscal™ and how can it help with hair growth?

Viviscal is a drug-free supplement that promotes healthy hair growth in both women and men. This dietary supplement is backed by more than 25 years of research and is a safe and effective way to support new hair growth. 

Dietary deficiencies are a common factor in hair loss. Viviscal delivers the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair growth. It can take 3-4 months to see the results of supplementation, but most men and women who try Viviscal are so pleased with their results they incorporate the supplement into their daily health and wellness routine. 

When you’re ready to explore these hair restoration options in greater detail, book a visit at Cosmetika Aesthetics today. Online scheduling is available, or you can call or stop by the office to set us your appointment.