Here’s a not-so-fun fact. Women can suffer from hair loss, just like men. But in women, it often presents as “thinning hair” and not “pattern baldness.”
For many men, baldness is just a fact of life and they shrug their shoulders and simply get on with it. It is true that a lot of men suffer from hair loss – you only have to look around you. Some of them find it embarrassing, and for them, the answer may be a hair transplant. However, many men just accept it, and don’t worry about it. Lucky them!
However, for women, it is an entirely different matter. Because they generally tend to suffer from thinning hair, but not totally bald areas, this means that hair loss is not so obvious on women, but nonetheless a fair proportion of them do have the problem.
The biggest issue for most women who have thinning hair is that it causes extreme embarrassment and results in a massive loss of confidence. Some women cannot bear to leave the house, so it becomes a huge problem for them.
Help Is At Hand – PRP is Just One Treatment for Hair Los
However, help is at hand if you are a woman suffering from thinning hair. At Silicon Valley Hair Institute in Foster City our director, Dr. Miguel Canales is one of the world’s foremost experts on hair loss for both men and women. He led the team that invented the ARTAS robot for hair transplantation.
Dr. Canales also has a new treatment for thinning hair and that is PRP for hair loss in women. This therapy is used in order to stimulate the growth of hair follicles in areas of thinning hair. It has to be stressed that it is a new treatment and the long-term effects are not fully understood, but initial results are extremely encouraging.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelets are the “solid” parts of your blood and are the parts that begin the process of coagulation when you suffer a wound. PRP for hair loss in women begins with taking a sample of the patient’s own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge which has the effect of separating the solid platelets from the liquid. The resulting plasma has between three and five times as many platelets as the original blood.
PRP for hair loss in women is then continued by injecting the PRP into the areas of thinning hair which has the effect of stimulating the growth of hair follicles.
If this is something that would interest you, whether you are male or female, Dr. Canales provides all patients with a free consultation. Just click on the Free Consult / Contact link at the top of the page.