Dinakar Golla, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and his staff are pleased to offer the most advanced and comprehensive hair restoration program in the Pittsburgh area.
At Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa, we will offer you a comprehensive, multi faceted program, that will assist you in maximizing your hair replacement goals. All of our treatment plans are individualized to accommodate the desires of each client.
One therapy module for male hair loss that has been practiced for over 15 years is Propecia. The indication for Propecia includes the treatment of hair loss in the front part of the scalp called “male pattern hair loss”. Male pattern baldness is caused by a drop in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. Propecia’s success is attributed to the ability to specifically inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone into a more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone. A small daily dose (one pill) of Propecia monitored by Dr. Golla may lower enzyme in the scalp that shrinks the hair follicle. This alone may slow the progressive loss of hair and may increase hair growth. At this point, the only truly effective medically proven way to slow the hair loss process is to reduce DHT levels. The American Hair Loss Association recommends finasteride for all men interested in treating their male pattern hair loss.
Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa also offers low level laser therapy that will stimulate hair growth in both men and women. If you are suffering from excessive shedding, thinness and/or baldness, a low level Laser Therapy Cap may be an option for you. The Laser Therapy Cap fits over your scalp and contains medical grade lasers that provide follicle stimulation for hair growth. The lasers increase oxygen and nutrients throughout your scalp by stimulating red blood cell circulation. For years, physicians have been treating both men and women for hair thinning, shedding and loss with lasers within their offices with repeated appointments over a long length of time. At Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa we can offer an alternative to this with the low level Laser Therapy Cap. So simple and convenient it be used at home. With daily use, you can see visible results in 60 days.
For more advanced hair loss, we offer the breakthrough technology of ‘Scar Less Hair Replacement’ . This is an FDA Approved, minimally invasive, state-of-the-art Follicular Graft Transplant technology, that harvests, collects and implants individual hair follicles. This revolutionary technology for both men and women requires no scalpel or sutures which enables us to harvest large areas in just a single visit. This method does not leave a large linear scar. We implant one follicle at a time that allows a natural look. Our advanced technology has the quickest recovery time of any other surgical hair restoration option on the market today. You will look and feel amazing.
Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa use this technique on a small area on the back of your head which is first shaved. Dr. Golla will use the harvesting wand to gently remove each individual hair follicle. The unique wand uses a revolutionary technology to pneumatically remove the follicles while preserving their integrity, this allows for immediate transplantation and long lasting results. This precise technology of extracting follicles allows no visible difference in areas where the hair has been harvested and transplantion that blends with your existing hairline. The procedure is gentle and virtually pain free, requiring minimal local anesthetic. You will be able to return to work in a day or so.
Another level of customized hair restoration at Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is Microneedling. Microneedling is an aesthetic medical procedure using the CosmoPen that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. Medical Microneedling is an advanced technique using a device with fine ‘microneedles’ , which has been proven to increase the remolding of the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin, increasing the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s wound healing cascade (hemostasis-inflammation-proliferation-tissue remodeling). It is also referred to as a non-ablative skin treatment. This means that the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. It is designed to treat various skin conditions and male pattern baldness. It can be used to perform treatments that improve the delivery of cosmeceuticals and biological treatments such as Density Platelet Gel PRP. Microneedling using the CosmoPen generates openings for a specific topical treatments used in male pattern hair loss to penetrate more readily through the channels created. In most treatments, a topical anesthetic is applied to the scalp prior treatment session to reduce discomfort and the procedure is pain free. The recovery time is minimal; one may experience redness for 12 to 48 hours after the procedure.
At Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa, we understand that coping with hair loss is a sensitive and emotional issue. We are passionate about the art and science of hair restoration and at Golla Center we use only the most advanced treatments and techniques available on the market for our clients.
Our goal is to partner with you, to help you maintain and enhance the hair that you have, to prevent further hair loss, and to rejuvenate the hair that you have lost. We can help you reach all of your hair restoration goals.
Contact us for a free, confidential consultation to see if Hair Restoration Therapy is right for you.