Category: PRP for Hair Loss
While thinning hair is generally a sign of aging, several other factors lead to the loss of fullness you once had. Medical treatments and conditions, such as thyroid problems, as well as heredity and stress, can contribute to hair loss. Although the causes of hair loss are numerous, they all have one connecting similarity: hair loss damages self-image. A full and thick head of hair is a great source of confidence for both men and women, and when that begins to thin, it can become a source of stress and great discontent. While many treatments are available for hair loss, ranging from vitamins to castor oil to medication to surgical hair transplants, they’re not always ideal for everyone. Perhaps they don’t work the way they are intended to, or perhaps they are too invasive for one’s preference. Whatever the reason, millions of people still suffer from thinning hair. Now, there is a new approach to restoring a full and thick head of hair: PRP for Hair Loss.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, has been used for decades to treat sports injuries and nerve damage. PRP is a derivative from your blood that contains high levels of growth factors that stimulate an increased healing response. And recently, doctors and researchers have begun to apply the principle of PRP to many other medical conditions, one of them being hair loss.
The Science Behind PRP
Platelets are a natural component of your blood, and they are responsible for new cell growth and tissue healing. A vial of blood is obtained and centrifuged to obtain these powerful healing platelets. Thereafter, the PRP is applied to the targeted treatment area, which in this case is the scalp. Once applied, the PRP will stimulate the growth of new hair follicles to fill in thinning areas and create a fuller and thicker head of hair.
Is PRP Right for You?
While PRP will stimulate the growth of new hair follicles, it is designed to help men and women with thinning hair only. This type of treatment will not create the desired results for patients who already have bald patches or are experience complete hair loss. However, for men and women who are at the beginning stages of hair thinning, PRP can help you regrow the confidence-enhancing hair you’ve lost.
If the stress of losing your hair is starting to hurt your confidence and self-image, now is the time to do something about it. Stimulate your scalp with PRP.
For more information on PRP for hair loss, contact Spring Ridge Plastic surgery by calling (610) 624-2740 to set up a consultation.