San Mateo folks are very open-minded. It’s part of the California lifestyle to be open to new ideas. Here’s a new idea: PRP for hair loss in San Mateo. PRP is a new tool in the toolbox used by Dr. Miguel Canales at Silicon Valley Hair Institute to help San Mateo folks with hair loss.
Silicon Valley Hair Institute is very close to where you live if you are in San Mateo because we are based in Foster City. Our director, Dr. Canales, is one of the world’s leading experts on hair loss because for ten years he was the Medical Director of Restoration Robotics Inc and he led the team which invented the ARTAS robot for hair transplantation.
However, PRP has nothing to do with the ARTAS robot itself. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and is created from the patient’s own blood. It is concentrated blood plasma which has between three and five times the normal amount of platelets found in the blood circulating in your body. PRP for hair loss in San Mateo is created by taking a sample of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge.
This has the effect of separating the solid and liquid components of your blood, and then platelet activators such as calcium chloride and thrombin are added. Platelets are the first step in blood coagulation and start the process of healing any wounds. In addition, the solid portion of the blood – platelets – contains bioactive proteins that assist in the healing of wounds and hair growth. The solid, separated, portion of the blood is PRP which is then injected into the area of hair loss.
Treatment Can Start At The Time Of Your First Consultation
PRP for hair loss in San Mateo can be started at the time of your first consultation if you are a suitable patient for this therapy. It is an ongoing treatment, and after the first session, which takes about an hour, you will need a further two sessions at four-week intervals. Some improvements can be expected during the first 2 – 6 months, depending on the reaction of the patient. Further treatments are needed and will be at approximately three-month intervals depending on the response.
PRP therapy has the effect of stimulating the growth of hair follicles, which reverses the effect of female pattern hair loss and male pattern baldness. It has the best effect in areas of thinning hair and not in completely bald areas.
If you think that PRP therapy might be for you, make an appointment to see Dr. Canales. It is free, and he can assess your suitability and answer all your questions.