You have a malady: it’s called hair loss. It is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about, in the sense that it is something that is suffered by very many people, both men, and women.
However, the fact that it is common – in men more so than women – doesn’t alter the fact that many sufferers DO feel embarrassed. True, others just accept it as one of life’s misfortunes and it doesn’t bother them very much. But for those for whom it is discomforting, there are possibilities.
One of these is, of course, a hair transplant. Healthy hair follicles are taken from one part of the head and transplanted into bald or thinning areas where it is hoped that they will grow, covering up the bald patch and helping to get that full head of hair once more. A hair transplant can, indeed, be remarkably successful. You have only to look at the hair loss photos before / after photo Gallery on our website – https://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/before-after/ – to see some of the results that we can get.
A New Treatment
However, there is now a new treatment which is called PRP therapy for hair loss which is proving very successful. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and it is produced from the patient’s own blood. A sample is taken and spun in a centrifuge and this has the effect of separating the solids in the blood from the liquid. The solids – platelets – are what begin the process of coagulation when you suffer a cut or wound, and the platelet-rich plasma contains up to five times as many platelets as are in the blood circulating in the body.
To this are added platelet activators such as thrombin and calcium chloride, and possibly also collagen, and the resulting PRP is injected into the balding or thinning areas of the head in order to help stimulate the growth of hair follicles. Although PRP therapy for hair loss is a recent development, initial treatments are proving to be rewarding.
If you are suffering from hair loss, PRP therapy may well be of benefit to you. The treatment takes around an hour, but it is not a “one off”. You need further treatments at four weeks and eight weeks, and then probably every three months or so depending upon your response. We will assess this as we check on your progress.
If you think that PRP therapy for hair loss could be of benefit to you, then make an appointment to see our Dr. Miguel Canales. The appointment is free and without obligation, and Dr. Canales will be able to assess your suitability for treatment and answer all your questions.