COVID hair loss is real — but these treatments can help
Hair loss brought on by the stress and anxiety of the past 18 months is plaguing women, but they’re finding help with a range of innovative -- though often costly -- treatments.
"Last spring, Erica Sperling, 37, noticed her curly locks thinning around the crown. She was working two jobs — in media and real estate — and tending to her toddler, after losing child care to coronavirus concerns.
“It was a really stressful time,” said the Westchester resident.
"She initially tried to conceal her thinning mane on Zoom calls with headbands and ponytails, but in October she sought medical help. She turned to Bruce Katz, a dermatologist at Juva Skin and Laser Center in Midtown East, who’s also seen an uptick in patients complaining about hair loss. He recommended Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) treatments, which involve taking blood from the patient, spinning the blood, and then injecting it back into the scalp at a cost of $700 to $900 per session. After two or three monthly cycles, Katz said hair will grow back 25 or 30 percent faster than usual."