Regardless of your age, it can be extremely disheartening to start losing your hair. Many men and women are only in their late teens or twenties when their hair begins thinning, and it is not uncommon for them to suffer from anxiety or depression as a result. Although science has not yet found a complete cure for baldness or hair loss, new medical breakthroughs offer hope for dramatically improving the situation for millions of people. One of the best treatments out there for hair loss involves the use of PRP.
A Look at Hair Loss
Androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness is the most common form of baldness and occurs mainly due to the presence of a male hormone called DHT. However, both men and women of all ages can deal with hair loss. And although some people look great with a bald head, most people who deal with it are looking for something to do about it.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma is produced when your own blood is extracted and spun in a centrifuge to separate out concentrated platelets. These platelets contain growth factors that speed tissue repair and recruit reparative cells. This therapy has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including sports injuries, spinal conditions and various other traumatic injuries. When used to treat hair loss, it can produce some truly amazing results.
PRP for Hair Restoration
Most people don’t know that PRP is rich in growth factors that will stimulate the growth of your hair follicles. As such, when PRP is introduced to your scalp in the area where hair loss is occurring, it can gradually stimulate the hair follicles to grow more of your own natural hair. You may elect to have the procedure performed on a somewhat regular basis since studies suggest that regular treatments are more effective at stimulating hair growth. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
PRP is rich in platelets that are believed to stimulate hair follicles through the stimulation of stem cells around the follicles. Platelets help to promote rapid healing and the formation of new cells in the skin and follicles. PRP is used to stimulate dormant or freshly implanted hair follicles so that they enter the active growth phase. This means less hair loss and more hair growth for you!
Contact Us Today
Make an appointment at All About Me Medical Spa in San Diego to learn more about how platelet-rich plasma can be used to treat your thinning hair. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and get started!