The desire to have a luscious head of hair is very apparent in today’s society. Hair plays an essential role in social status in both men and women, that we often don’t recognize. But what makes us realize how vital our hair is to our self confidence, self esteem, and outward appearance? The lack of hair tends to be the answer. Often times, hair loss can derive from stress, heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, or medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, but most commonly, men suffer from hair loss the most.
Hair Loss Prevention
There is absolutely nothing wrong with allowing hereditary hair loss to run its course untreated. It all depends on who you are and what makes you feel confident and like yourself. There are multiple options for those who would prefer to preserve their hair. For instance, there are hair transplants, but this involves invasive surgery, recovery time, and high expenses. On the other hand, there is an option that offers non-surgical, minimal pain, and minimal downtime. Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration involves using the patient’s own blood and taking advantage of the nutrients and proteins within its makeup.
How the Process Works
Blood is made of 2 main components, red blood cells and plasma. Plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. These growth factors signal skin cells to function because they help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promotes new hair growth. To begin with, a small blood sample is drawn from the patient. It is then collected into a tube and placed into a centrifuge. The tube is rapidly spun, which initiates the plasma to be seperated from red blood cells. Then, the plasma that is drawn from the centrifuge is injected into the scalp about every half inch over the area of the thinning hair.
The Ideal Candidate
Anyone who is experiencing hair loss, has normal balanced hormone and vitamin levels, no significant health issues, and a reasonable amount of hair left on their scalp would be considered a candidate for this hair loss restoration. Those who are experiencing the early stages of hair loss will produce the most promising results. The best results occur with consistent treatment. We recommend beginning your treatment plan with once a month injections, for 3 months. We will then do a 6 month evaluation in order to analyze the growth since the initial treatments. Results DO vary based on the patient and amount of treatments used, but we are seeing good results in most patients. Some patients may choose to do another series at the 6 month mark, and then opt to spread out the injections every 6-8 weeks. If not, they can follow up in 1 year.