Folks on the Peninsula suffer from hair loss just like everybody else. Hair loss is a scourge that affects men and women, and people of every racial type. Some people just regard it as a fact of life – which it is, after all – but in others it can cause anything from loss of self-confidence to serious depression in some instances.
Fortunately, there are some new technologies that can help with thinning hair, and even more fortunately our PRP hair loss clinic is located in Foster City, nearly equidistant from San Jose and San Francisco. This is important because it is such a new technology that very few clinics are able to offer it.
So what exactly is PRP for hair loss on the Peninsula? Well, it is a new procedure that can help thin miniaturized hairs to grow into thicker, terminal, hairs. It works best for people with thinning areas of hair rather than totally bald areas.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and this is created from the patient’s own blood. In PRP for hair loss on the Peninsula, a sample of the patient’s own blood is taken and placed into a centrifuge. This spins it around and separates the solid parts of the blood – the platelets – from the liquid. Platelets are the part of the blood which begin the process of coagulation when you suffer a cut or wound. The resultant solid portion of the blood is placed into a syringe and injected into the areas of thinning hair.
It Appears To Kick-Start The Growth Of Miniaturized Hairs
This seems to have the effect of kick-starting the growth of the miniaturized hairs into full hair. To be fair, it has to be said that the exact process is not fully understood yet, but it is showing great promise.
PRP is actually used in several other areas of medicine including treatment of osteoarthritis, healing of tendon injuries, and in some jaw surgery. The concentrated PRP has been proven to accelerate wound healing and tissue repair and could therefore help with hair restoration procedures.
At Silicon Valley Hair Institute, our Dr. Canales is a world renowned expert on hair restoration and is happy to provide all patients with a free consultation when he can assess your scalp condition for its’ suitability for PRP for hair loss on the Peninsula.
If you are a suitable candidate, the initial treatment – which takes about an hour – can be administered immediately. Further treatments are needed after four weeks and eight weeks and then at three-month intervals depending upon your individual response.
To book your free consultation, simply click on the Free Consult / Contact link at the top of the page.