Hair Growth Specialist

Iftikhar Ahmad, M.D. -  - Medical Spa

MINTS Medical

Iftikhar Ahmad, M.D.

Medical Spa located in Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL

As you get older, you might start to experience the loss of your hair. You might also have hair loss earlier due to other causes, such as underlying medical conditions. If you’re hoping to regain some of the hair you’ve lost, you might be a good candidate for hair growth at MINTS Medical. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad provides hair growth procedures for patients in Chicago, Illinois.

Hair Growth Q & A

Why am I losing my hair?

When you age, you can end up gradually losing your hair, especially if baldness or receding hairlines run in your family. However, there are other causes of hair loss that aren’t related to age or genetics. You might lose hair due to a thyroid problem or another medical condition. Hormonal changes could also cause you to lose hair if your hair becomes brittle.

How can I grow more hair?

If you’re looking for an effective way to restore hair after losing it, Dr. Ahmad might recommend PRP or microneedling for hair growth. These procedures involve using your body’s natural healing powers to stimulate hair production. If you’re a suitable candidate for one of these procedures, Dr. Ahmad will let you know what’s involved and what kinds of results you can expect.

What is PRP?

PRP is platelet rich plasma therapy, which is a kind of treatment that uses your own blood sample to stimulate hair growth. This process involves having a blood sample removed and made into platelet-rich plasma. Dr. Ahmad injects the plasma into your scalp in order to promote hair growth. PRP contains hair growth factors that affect your hair follicles.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a process where thousands of small needle punctures are made superficially into the skin and subcutaneous tissue. These small holes cause log grade injury leading to a healing response from the body. This leads to increased blood flow, a release of growth factors and collagen formation which leads to increased nutrition to the hair follicle and hair growth.

Microneedling involves the use of very fine needles, but you shouldn’t experience any significant discomfort during this procedure for hair growth.

Which treatment is right for me?

It depends on different factors, which Dr. Ahmad will carefully consider during your evaluation.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to be considered a good candidate for these procedures to have one of them done. Certain conditions, such as chronic liver problems, might prevent you from having PRP done, for example.

Dr. Ahmad goes over each procedure and helps you determine which one offers the best chance of producing the desired results.

If you’re looking for effective hair growth procedures in Chicago, please contact MINTS Medical to set up an appointment with Dr. Ahmad.