Losing hair is something that happens to very many people as they get older and it can have a number of different effects. People react to it differently, with a proportion of them, especially men, regarding it as “just one of those things” and taking little notice of it. It can produce a gamut of differing emotions from the “shrug the shoulders” types all the way through to those who feel extreme discomfort and embarrassment about it.
The latter is much more likely to occur among women rather than men, and if you fall into that group then the sooner you do something about it the better. After all, why go out feeling embarrassed if you don’t have to?
There are a number of different ways in which to treat thinning hair, and one that is gathering momentum is a fairly new procedure called PRP for hair loss for Bay Area women. In fact, it is so new that insufficient studies have been done to prove categorically that it works as well as it appears to, but at Silicon Valley Hair Institute we have certainly been seeing results. Now PRP for hair loss for Bay Area women is not suitable for all patients. In fact, it is best used for areas of thinning hair rather than totally bald areas, unless used in conjunction with a hair transplant.
PRP For Hair Loss Uses some Of Your Own Blood
PRP for hair loss involves drawing some of your own blood, usually from your arm, and placing it in a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins around very fast. What this does is to separate out the blood into solids and liquids, the more solid part of which is platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. This part contains between three and five times the platelets in the blood circulating in the body, and the platelets are what begin the process of coagulation when you suffer a wound. This PRP is then injected into the areas of thinning hair and appears to stimulate the growth of the hair and thickening of the hair shaft.
PRP for hair loss for Bay Area women needs three initial treatments at four-week intervals. After this, a further treatment is needed every three to four months depending upon your reaction. Treatments take about an hour.
As we said, PRP for hair loss is a relatively new therapy and the long-term effects of it are not yet known. However, it certainly seems to be producing some great results. It is not suitable for all patients, but our Dr Canales is happy to provide all patients with a free consultation which you can book by clicking on the Free Consult link at the top of the page.