Did you know that female hair loss is more difficult than male hair loss? Well, it is. Male hair loss tends to be all in one spot and so is easier to treat with transplantation. Female hair loss tends to be thinning all over. For this reason, PRP therapy for female hair loss is an interesting option.
If you are a woman suffering from thinning hair, you need to talk to Dr Miguel Canales who is the leading hair restoration expert in the Bay Area. He is the man who was Medical Director at Restoration Robotics Inc., for ten years, and he led the team which invented the ARTAS robot for hair transplantation. Dr Canales is a specialist in all forms of hair restoration, including PRP therapy for female hair loss.
Dr Canales offers all patients a completely free consult. During this, he can assess your hair loss and make a recommendation as to the best option for your thinning hair. If you are a woman, PRP therapy may well be the best option.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Human blood is chiefly composed of red blood cells, as well as white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelets are the key to the body’s ability to heal wounds because they commence the first step in coagulation. It is thought that by increasing the platelets in a wounded area, the wound would heal faster. It also has possibilities for promoting hair growth, hence the use of PRP therapy for female hair loss.
PRP Is Derived From The Patient’s Own Blood
The Platelet-Rich Plasma that is used in hair restoration is what is known as autologous, that is, it is derived from the patient’s own blood. This is spun in a centrifuge which has the effect of separating the solid elements of the blood from the liquid, and then platelet activators are added to the solid part which becomes Platelet-Rich Plasma.
This is then injected into the thinning hair areas with a syringe in order to stimulate hair growth. The procedure only takes about an hour but must be repeated after four weeks and again at eight weeks. Some effects can begin to be seen within the first two to six months. Additional treatments are then given at three-month intervals depending on the initial response, which can be different for different people. All patients are monitored using photographs in order to gauge the effects of the therapy and the treatment schedule is based on your response.
Treatments are administered in our Foster City office. In order to book your free consult and initial assessment, please click on the Free Consult link at the top of the page.