Hair Restoration Specialist

OptiHealth Institute: Eric C. Nager, MD

Anti-Aging, Functional, & Regenerative Medicine located in Baltimore, MD

More than 80 million Americans have hereditary hair loss. If you’re one of them, hair restoration can promote the growth of new follicles and prevent further thinning. At OptiHealth Institute, Eric C. Nager, MD, a Board-Certified Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine expert, offers hair restoration with Nutrafol® and PRP injections. Call the Baltimore, Maryland, office to schedule an appointment or click the online booking tool today.

Hair Restoration Q & A

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss is a common problem that affects people of all ages, races, and genders. It occurs for various reasons, including:


  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Medical conditions like thyroid disease
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Stress


You might also experience hair loss due to vitamin or mineral deficiencies. This is especially true if your diet lacks protein or iron.

What is hair restoration?

Hair restoration refers to procedures that encourage the production of new hair follicles. Thanks to advances in regenerative medicine and supplementation, it’s possible to prevent further thinning and achieve a full, healthy head of hair. 

What does hair restoration involve?

At OptiHealth Institute, Dr. Nager offers the following types of hair restoration:


Nutrafol is a supplement specifically formulated to improve the health of hair. It uses all-natural ingredients to address imbalances throughout the body responsible for hair loss. 

One of the main ingredients in Nutrafol is saw palmetto. This plant extract balances hormones and lowers dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in men and women without compromising sexual health. The women’s formulation of Nutrafol contains maca. Maca is a root that’s proven to support hormone health during pregnancy, menopause, and perimenopause.

Nutrafol has a proven track record of success. Each formula is clinically tested and proven to improve hair growth. 

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

During a PRP hair restoration appointment, Dr. Nager draws a sample of your blood and puts it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins around and separates growth factors, or platelets, from the rest of your blood.

When the centrifuge finishes spinning, Dr. Nager puts the growth factors into a syringe. He administers a number of injections into thinning areas of your scalp. Once the PRP solution enters your body, it encourages circulation. Over time, this promotes the growth of new, healthy hair follicles.

What type of hair restoration benefits me?

To determine the type of hair restoration that most benefits you, Dr. Nager conducts a physical exam, reviews your health history, and asks about your symptoms and treatment goals. If he suspects an autoimmune or skin disease is responsible for your hair loss, he orders laboratory testing or a scalp biopsy.

After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Nager develops a custom hair restoration plan that aligns with your needs.

To learn more about hair restoration, request a consultation at OptiHealth Institute. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or simply click the online booking tool today.