If you have not heard of PRP for hair loss in San Francisco, that is not really surprising since it is a relatively new therapy, so at present it is not widely available. In fact, probably the nearest clinic to San Francisco where it is offered is Silicon Valley Hair Institute. We are in Foster City, but it is only a short run down the 101.
Silicon Valley Hair Institute is under the direction of Dr. Miguel Canales who is one of the most esteemed hair loss doctors in the world. For ten years, he was Medical Director of Restoration Robotics and he led the team which invented the ARTAS robot method of hair transplant, so he is a top specialist among specialists. He is always at the forefront of new thinking on hair loss which is why he has studied PRP for hair loss in San Francisco, and is now one of the few hair loss experts providing it for suitable patients in the Bay Area.
Especially Useful For Patients With Thinning Hair
PRP for hair loss is proving exceptionally beneficial for patients with thinning hair rather than areas of total baldness. This means that it is very suitable for women with hair loss because they tend only to have thinning hair and not completely bald areas as many men do. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, platelets being a constituent of the blood which commences the process of coagulation when a wound occurs.
The way that the process works is that Dr. Canales will take a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This has the effect of separating the platelets – the solid part of the blood – from the liquid. This solid part contains between three and five times as many platelets as the original blood sample and these then have platelet activators calcium chloride and thrombin added to them. Then the PRP is put into a syringe and injected into the areas of thinning hair.
This appears to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles which reduces and reverses the miniaturization seen in female and male pattern hair loss.
The therapy takes about an hour and needs to be repeated after four and eight weeks. Then, depending upon your response, further treatments will be needed at three-month intervals. PRP for hair loss in San Francisco is also very useful as an adjuvant in promoting the growth of newly transplanted hair.
If you believe that PRP for hair loss might be beneficial for you, Dr. Canales is always happy to offer patients a free consultation. You can book one by clicking on the Free Consult/Contact link on our website.