Hair loss is your problem. What is the solution? It might be over-the-counter medications. It might be a prescription. It might be a hair transplant. It might be ignoring it. Or it might be PRP.
Here’s the deal. A hair loss specialist can evaluate your situation and make a recommendation based on science. And that is what you need. Everyone who suffers from hair loss is not the same, so what works for one patient is not necessarily best for another.
This is why we provide a full range of treatments for hair loss at Silicon Valley Hair Institute. We are based in Foster City with another branch in Palo Alto, so we are convenient for you wherever you are in the Bay Area. Our director, Dr. Miguel Canales just happens to be one of the foremost experts in the world when it comes to hair restoration, and he is always excited to see new treatments discovered.
A New Development: PRP
One new development is PRP for hair loss and Dr. Canales is one of the very few hair loss specialists that can provide it in the Bay Area. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and it has been used for a variety of medical conditions for some years including treatment for acute sports injuries such as pulled hamstring muscles and knee sprains. It has also been used for treating osteoarthritis and has been found to be more effective than the traditional therapy of hyaluronic acid injections.
Plasma is a component of the blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help the blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
The thinking is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate the body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing. Because the tissue growth factors are more concentrated in the prepared growth injections, researchers believe the body’s tissues may heal faster.
According to research from 2014, PRP injections are effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness.
It follows that PRP for hair loss may well be a useful treatment for many sufferers from hair loss. It certainly seems to be proving useful for patients at Silicon Valley Hair Institute, and it is something that may be suitable for you too.
If you are suffering from hair loss, the answer is to book an appointment to see Dr. Canales who will be able to establish if PRP for hair loss is an appropriate therapy for your circumstances. If it is, treatment can commence at the time of your visit, but if you are not suitable, don’t despair. Dr Canales will be able to offer you an alternative solution.