PRP Hair Restoration
The most common cause of hair loss is Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness. This accounts for 96% hair loss in men and is usually genetic. Androgenic Alopecia is also the most common cause in women where it produces diffuse thinning. Hormone disorders, such as thyroid disorders, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, nutritional deficits, such as iron deficiency and traction alopecia which is too tight pony tails or braids, along with certain medications can all add to hair loss.
Hair loss risk factors include too little iron and protein, weight loss or weight gain, smoking, certain medications, physical or emotional stress and over-styling. Current strategies for hair restoration include medications such as minoxidil and finasteride which can have unintended and unpleasant side effects. Other strategies include hair transplantation and regenerative medicine.
You may hear about PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from its effectiveness relieving ligament and tissue pain, but the same growth factors that are used to help relieve and regenerate tissue can be used in your hair!
To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge which concentrates the platelets. We inject this into the target area of your head to stimulate hair growth. This is repeated over the area that needs to be treated.
The best results are obtained with three sessions about a month apart. After that, you can get repeat treatments as needed.