Hair Loss

CSC Steil Dermatology

Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Hinsdale & Downers Grove, IL

It’s normal to lose a few dozen hairs every day, but if you’re suffering from widespread hair loss, turn to Christina Steil, MD, Rachel Bognet, MD, and Paula S. Malhotra, MD, at CSC Steil Dermatology. We have multiple options available. Call or text our office at 630-455-0045 to schedule a consultation.

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Hair Loss Q & A

What causes hair loss?

Both men and women experience hair loss for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Medical conditions
  • Hormone changes
  • Chemotherapy
  • Aging
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Medications
  • Significant weight loss
  • Hereditary thinning

No matter the cause of your hair loss, if you’re self-conscious about thinning hair or balding, PRP treatments can help.

What is PRP?

Thanks to medical advances like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, you don’t have to live with hair loss. PRP is an injectable medical treatment created from parts of your blood that are rich in growth factors and can rejuvenate hair growth. 

The experienced dermatologists at CSC Steil Dermatology rely on PRP as the go-to hair loss treatment because it has been scientifically proven to improve your hair count, thickness, and growth.

How does PRP for hair loss work?

Your hair loss specialist uses a thin needle to draw blood from your arm. Your provider places the blood in a centrifuge to separate and isolate the platelets and growth factors. Next, your doctor puts a topical anesthetic on your scalp to ready you for the PRP injections.

The entire process only takes 30 or 45 minutes. When the treatment is over, you can return to work, school, or your normal activities.

How long does it take to see results?

Your dermatologist develops a custom treatment plan to address your unique needs and goals. Your plan accounts for your hormones, your family and medical history, how much hair you need to regrow, and where you need to regrow it.

For optimal results, your dermatologist recommends a series of PRP treatments over the course of several months. Hair follicles respond to the PRP immediately, but it takes about three months before you see noticeable results. 

Peak results are obvious about six months after your first PRP treatment. Maintenance treatments every six to 12 months help encourage further hair growth.

The team at CSC Steil Dermatology monitors your hair regrowth and adjusts your treatment schedule as necessary.

For a healthy head of hair, call one of the CSC Steil Dermatology locations today.

KERALASE™ is a treatment designed to create a conducive environment to facilitate hair growth and improve scalp health.

It replaces the need for micro-needle rollers by using the Lutronic LaseMD laser to create non-ablative micro-channels to deliver a proprietary blend of growth factors and skin proteins (KeraFactor® serum) to stimulate hair growth. The micro-channels have been shown to create 5 times higher absorption of nano-liposomes, increasing the delivery of the nano-liposomes found in the KeraFactor® Serum. The peptides within the serum specifically support increased blood supply and the transition of resting hairs into the actively growing phase of hair growth for optimal results. 

How Do I know if I would benefit from a Keralase treatment?

Keralase™ can help individuals who have hair loss or thinning of the hair due to hormonal, environmental, or physiological factors, like stress. This treatment also can be used if you are preparing for a hair transplant or undergoing hair loss treatments like Rogaine, Propecia, PRP, or Laser Therapy.
Keralase Pre-Care
  • Wash your hair with shampoo (no conditioner!) the night before the treatment. Hair must be clean and free of hair products at the time of treatment.
  • Stay out of the sun and use sun protection (SPF sunblock or hat) as much as possible for a week before and after each treatment.



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