If you are suffering from hair loss in Foster City, you are not alone. That on it’s own may not be enough to make your day, but the fact is that many people suffer from thinning hair as they get older. You don’t have to be of pensionable age either, because it can happen in your 20’s and quite a lot of people start to lose hair by the time they are 40.
Certainly, some people just accept it as a part of life, but for others it can cause considerable distress. This is especially true for women, but many men feel uncomfortable, particularly if it occurs when they are relatively young, because it can make them appear older than they actually are.
At the time of WWII and just after – which is only 75 years ago – if you were losing your hair there was nothing that could be done about it, other than wear a wig. However, in the 1950’s the first ever hair transplant took place, and in the interim the techniques for dealing with hair loss have come on in leaps and bounds. Today, at Silicon Valley Hair Institute in Foster City we have several different techniques that can be used either in isolation or in some cases combined.
PRP For Hair Loss Needs Explanation
One of these is known as PRP in Foster City, and it needs a little explanation.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and this is created from a sample of your own blood. PRP in Foster City is used for a number of medical conditions, but we use it solely for hair restoration. A sample of your blood is taken and spun in a centrifuge and this has the effect of separating the solid parts of the blood from the liquid. The solid parts contain anywhere from three to five times as many platelets as the blood circulating in your body.
Now platelets are what begin the process of coagulation after an injury, and it is thought that by increasing the number of platelets in a wounded area the wound would heal faster. Its’ possible effects in promoting hair growth make it useful for resolving the issues of hair loss.
What we do is to inject the PRP into the areas of thinning hair, and when it is used to stimulate hair growth one can expect to see some improvement from 2 – 6 month later. Treatments do need to be continued periodically in order to maintain the improvement.
If you think that PRP in Foster City might be beneficial for your hair loss, then make an appointment to see our Dr Miguel Canales. He is very happy to provide all patients with a totally free consult.