Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-0323

Non-Surgical Options

The Quatela Center is pleased to offer non-surgical treatments and products for use prior to your need for surgery or as a complement to your hair restoration procedure. At our clinic serving patients from around Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo, NY, we also recommend products that can nourish and strengthen hair for healthy maintenance, as well as treatments with platelet-rich plasma to encourage new hair growth.

For more information or to purchase any of the products below, please request a consultation or contact our office at (585) 244-0323 to speak to a patient consultant.

Your Options

Today, we still use wigs and "salves" or chemicals as a means of slowing down or restoring hair loss. Non-surgical and non-chemical, or "natural," means of covering hair loss exist in weaves, wigs, toupees, and hair pieces. Other options are available in the form of medications and topical products, such as those listed below.

Surgical hair restoration, available in the form of follicular unit grafting, has become a popular choice among patients, but non-surgical treatments can serve as good alternatives or complements for certain patients. Read below about the options we have available.


logo_rogaineRogaine Extra Strength for Men is the strongest FDA-approved hair re-growth product safe enough to be sold without a prescription. Rogaine works in the scalp, where the problem lies.

The active ingredient in Rogaine revitalizes shrunken hair follicles, increasing their size. With continued use of Rogaine, follicles gain even greater volume, their growing phases become longer, and they produce longer, thicker hairs. Rogaine works on the follicles in your scalp, not on the hair on your head.

Rogaine is applied to your scalp twice a day.

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Quatela's skilled hands and artist's eye set him apart from other hair transplant surgeons. Learn why so many men and women choose the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration.

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propecia_logoScience has found a way to affect DHT with a prescription taken once a day in tablet form: Propecia. Finasteride (the active ingredient in Propecia) blocks the formation of DHT, and, in this way, appears to interrupt a key factor in the development of inherited male pattern hair loss in men. Propecia has been proven to effectively lower DHT in the scalp.

Propecia is for use by men only and should not be used by women or children.

Generally, you will not be able to grow back all of the hair you have lost. Propecia increases the number of scalp hairs. It can only work over the long term if you continue taking it. If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely lose the hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment.

Heather Lee, M.D.

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Lee's first priority is providing compassionate, quality care. She believes hair restoration can change lives, and, at the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, shes seen it firsthand. Having trained under Dr. Quatela, she has mastered advanced hair transplant surgical technology and technique and creates remarkable results for her hair loss patients.

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PRP for Hair Restoration

Platelet-rich plasma treatments are non-surgical, in-office procedures to help reverse hair thinning and encourage new hair to grow. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is the portion of your blood that contains growth factors that stimulate and restore hair growth when injected directly into the scalp where hair is thinning.

How does PRP work? PRP stimulates the hair follicles so that hair can regrow by promoting healing and the formation of new cell growth. It's also effective in stimulating inactive hair follicles that have stopped growing to revert back into the growth phase. Results vary for each individual patient; however, PRP therapy has been found to be effective in a variety of medical procedures.

How is the PRP procedure performed? During your consultation, we will review your health history, explore your history of hair thinning or hair loss, and, based on this information, decide whether you are a candidate for PRP. If you are a candidate, you will meet with our patient consultant, who will review the cost of the procedure and schedule a date for your first PRP procedure.

The day of the procedure, the first step is to have a small sample of your blood drawn. After it has been collected, it will be spun down in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the scalp. Lastly, Dr. Quatela or Dr. Lee will inject the PRP directly into the area of the scalp where it is needed.

PRP Hair Restoration

How many sessions of PRP are necessary? The number of sessions depends on the amount of loss and your desired results. PRP can be performed multiple times every couple of months or as a 1-time treatment. Subsequent procedures can be discussed with Dr. Quatela or Dr. Lee.

Is there downtime associated with the PRP procedure? There is no downtime after a PRP treatment. Once the local anesthetic wears off, which may take a few hours, the scalp may be slightly tender, but patients do not associate much pain with the procedure. Patients can drive themselves home after a treatment, and exercise is restricted for the rest of the day after treatment.

For more information about PRP therapy, please call our office at (888) 334-HAIR or (585) 244-0323 to speak to a patient consultant.

HairMedica Infusion Hair Restore System® Home Treatment Kit (Men and Women)

This 3-step process for home use contains natural active ingredients proven to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair follicles to regrow while increasing hair follicle size to maximize hair restoration procedure results. The system is safe to use for both men and women.

The system includes:

  • Active Anchoring Solution®: Exfoliates the scalp and removes any cosmetic buildup and dead skin cells to prepare the scalp to receive solution
  • Active Anchoring Serum®: Reduces hair loss, increases supply of nutrients to hair, stimulates hair growth, and improves thickness and density of hair
  • LED Vibrating Derma Roller: Increases blood circulation to the roots and stimulates dormant follicles

Postoperative Products for Hair Transplant Patients

  • CopperK Calming Spray®: Reduces inflammation and soothes itching, used 72 hours after surgery
  • CopperK Shampoo Spray®: Delicate cleansing shampoo, developed to prevent physical contact with scalp after transplant, used 72 hours after surgery
  • CopperK Scalp Cream®: Promotes healing of the scalp after surgery

Reload® Hair Products


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  • Omega Scalp Shampoo®: Recommended for use in the immediate pre- and postoperative hair restoration period to optimize the health of the scalp
  • Argan Intensive Roots Strengthening Shampoo®: A unique, natural formula combines minerals and herbs to add thickness and strength to the hair while stimulating hair follicles
  • Ceramide Strengthening Conditioner®: Formulated with nutrient-rich ingredients such as keratin and hyaluronic acid, this conditioner builds upon either of the Reload shampoos to further nourish hair follicles

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