Suffering from thinning hair is something that can cause many people considerable embarrassment, especially women. Although men tend to suffer from hair loss more than women, nonetheless a lot of women suffer from it also, and feel the need to do something about it.
There are different types of treatment for hair loss, but one that is gaining ground is a relatively new procedure called Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP for short. Now this treatment, being new, is not available everywhere, and that means that you are going to have to get in the car and drive. However, at Silicon Valley Hair Institute, we are in Foster City which is pretty much as near to the center of the Bay Area as you can get, so we are easy to get to from wherever you live.
At Silicon Valley Hair Institute, you will meet Dr Manuel Canales who is arguably one of the finest hair loss specialists in the world. For ten years he was the Medical Director of Restoration Robotics and was the leader of the team which invented and produced the ARTAS robot for hair transplantation. He knows everything that there is to know about hair loss treatments, and he has been one of the first to use PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area.
It May Not Be Suitable For Everyone
Now PRP for hair loss may not be suitable for everyone, and it is best used for people with thinning hair rather than total bald patches. However, it can also be used in conjunction with hair transplantation in order to boost the growth of new hair.
So what is PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area, and how does it work?
Platelet-rich plasma is produced from your own blood. A small amount is drawn, usually from your arm, and put into a centrifuge which spins rapidly to separate liquids and solids. After about ten minutes, the blood will have separated into three layers – platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma contains three to five times as many platelets in normal circulating blood, and this is then drawn up into a syringe and injected into the areas of the scalp where the hair is thinning. It is believed that this triggers natural hair growth and maintains it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.
PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area is a new treatment, as we said, and is not suitable for all patients. However, Dr Canales is happy to provide all patients with a totally free consult. You can book an appointment by clicking on the Free Consult link at the top of the page.