NEW YORK CITY -- As we age, hair loss becomes inevitable for almost everyone. For many, it starts at a rapid pace a lot earlier in life.
That's what happened to my friend Mark, who went from a full head of hair to a shaved head before he was 30.
While some men may say it doesn't bother them, that wasn't the case for Mark.
"I always had a full head of hair growing up," said Mark.
I've known Mark since I was in pre-school (he's my best friend's older brother and my reading buddy in Kindergarten) and can contend -- he did in fact have a lot of hair.
From crazy colors to different styles, he was always trying something new. In a way, his hair became a part of his identity lending itself to his spontaneous personality.
His hair loss came on so sudden, he was forced to shave it all off.
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He started to wonder if there was a way he could get at least some of his hair back. I suggested PRP therapy.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma; it's in your blood and has a lot of growth factors. PRP therapy is when your blood is drawn to separate that platelet-rich plasma and reinject it where you would like to see regrowth or regeneration.
I had found much success with PRP therapy regenerating collagen after trying the vampire facial and SoMe skincare.
I was extremely interested to see if it could work to regenerate follicles and regrow hair and Mark was more than willing to try. So, we started a Man Lab episode!
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I've worked with board certified dermatologist, Dr. Sejal Shah, many times before and felt most comfortable handing Mark's head over to her. So, I brought him down to SmarterSkin Dermatology.
Now, I don't usually give away the spoilers but the results were mind blowing. Mark has a completely full head of hair again!
But you'll have to check out the full episode to see how and why it worked so well.
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