Here in the Bay Area, thinning hair can be a problem for very many people – both men and women. Many men who suffer from hair loss simply shrug their shoulders and carry on with life as normal, although it can have a serious effect on the self-confidence of others. However, almost all women who suffer the same problem find that it can have a traumatic effect.
If you are a woman suffering from hair loss, the good news is that there are treatments available for hair restoration, including a new and exciting procedure which is PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area. This is available from our Dr. Miguel Canales at Silicon Valley Hair Institute who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the treatment of hair loss. He was for ten years the Medical Director of Restoration Robotics and was instrumental in the invention of the ARTAS robot for hair transplantation.
Although PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area is a relatively new and exciting procedure, Dr. Canales is getting many inquiries about it from hair loss sufferers, many of them women, from San Francisco to San Jose and from Fremont to Walnut Creek.
What Exactly Is PRP For Hair Loss In the Bay Area?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and is produced using the patient’s own blood. Platelets are the part of the blood which begin the process of coagulation when a wound occurs. Some of the blood is taken and put into a centrifuge which separates the solids from the liquid. Platelet activators such as calcium chloride and thrombin are then added to it and this solid portion of the blood becomes PRP which now contains between three and five times as many platelets as the blood circulating in your body. The PRP is then injected into the areas of thinning hair and is useful both for the medical treatment of hair loss and in hair transplantation also.
The procedure is fairly straightforward and takes place in the office in about an hour. At Silicon Valley Hair Institute, we then provide two further treatments at four-week intervals. Results can begin to be seen between two and six months after the initial treatment. Depending upon your response, further treatments are carried out every three months.
PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area is suitable for patients with thinning hair as opposed to those with totally bald areas. If you think that you might be a candidate for PRP treatment, Dr Canales offers all patients a completely free consult which you can book by clicking on the Free Consult / Contact link above.