As we get older, a part of the aging process for many people is that of losing hair. It affects both men and women and can have results that vary considerably from one person to the next. If anything, it can have a depressing effect on women more than on men, although many men do suffer depression from it as well.
People deal with hair loss in very different ways. Some – mainly men – just shrug their shoulders and get on with life, regarding it as “just one of those things”. Others, particularly women, can suffer serious depression. The effects of hair loss can vary too. In men it can result in bald patches that spread until the scalp becomes totally bald in some instances. Women are much less likely to suffer from bald patches, but still have noticeably thinning areas of hair.
A hundred years ago there was nothing that you could do about hair loss. It just happened, and if it happened to you then it was just bad luck. You could wear a wig to hide it, and many people did. But today there are treatments available, one of which is, of course, a hair transplant.
At The Forefront Of Technology
However, there is also a new treatment – and this is really at the forefront of technology – which is called PRP, and it stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Yes, you can now get PRP for hair loss in San Francisco.
Well, perhaps not actually in San Francisco because this is a very new treatment, but it is available at Silicon Valley Hair Institute which is only just down the road in Foster City.
So, what is PRP for hair loss in San Francisco? Well, in the blood circulating in your body there are platelets, and they are the constituent of the blood that begins the process of coagulation when you suffer a cut or wound. Platelet-Rich Plasma is created from your own blood and contains between three and five times the number of platelets that the original blood did.
The surgeon will take a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge which separates the solid and liquid parts of the blood, and the separated “solid” part is the PRP. This is then placed into a syringe and injected into the areas of thinning hair where it will stimulate the growth of thin miniaturized hairs into thicker terminal hairs. The procedure is showing great promise.
If you think that PRP for hair loss in San Francisco could be for you, then please make an appointment for a free consultation with our Dr Canales who can explain more and assess the condition of your scalp to see if PRP will be beneficial.