“Losing your hair” is something that describes flying into a rage about something, and we have no doubt all done it at one time or another.
However, it has another meaning, and that is the literal one of hairs dropping out and not being replaced by new growth, and that can mean that some people lose their hair in both senses of the expression!
This is because, although suffering from thinning hair is very common and affects a large proportion of the population, it can also cause extreme embarrassment for many people because it gives the impression of premature aging. And it can happen to people in their 30’s, and to many in their 40’s.
However, the good news is that today there are answers for people who are losing their hair. At Silicon Valley Hair Institute, we are based in Foster City and our whole purpose is to solve the many issues surrounding hair loss. Under our director, Dr Miguel Canales, we can provide a number of procedures to resolve the problem of thinning hair. If you live in Burlingame, then you may be pleased to learn that PRP Burlingame is one such procedure.
What Is PRP? How Can it Treat Hair Loss?
So what is PRP? PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and – believe it or not – it is created from your own blood. Platelets are the part of the blood which begin the process of coagulation when you suffer a cut or other wound. Platelet-Rich Plasma, as the name suggests, contains a lot more platelets than the normal blood circulating in the body. And it has only recently been discovered that PRP can potentially promote the growth of hairs!
The way that it works is that Dr. Canales can take a sample of your own blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This has the effect of separating out the solid and liquid parts of the blood. The solid parts containing platelets then have between three and five times the number of platelets contained in the original blood and this is then boosted by adding platelet activators.
The PRP is then injected into the areas of thinning hair and seems to promote the growth of miniaturized thin hairs into thicker terminal hairs. The procedure only takes about an hour and needs to be repeated after four and eight weeks. Depending upon your response, it is then repeated at three-month intervals.
If you think that PRP Burlingame might be a good fit for you, Dr. Canales is happy to provide you with a completely free consultation when he can assess the condition of your scalp and hair and advise you accordingly.