If you are suffering from hair loss in San Mateo, as many residents there do, it will excite you to know that there is a new therapy right on your doorstep in Foster City. It is called PRP for hair loss therapy in San Mateo and it is such a new procedure that it is by no means easily available. However, at Silicon Valley Hair Institute we are specialists in hair restoration and have been for many years, and so we make sure that we are at the forefront of every new discovery as it is made.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and the therapy has been used for several years for special purposes such as helping athletes to rebuild their muscles after an accident and treating wounded tendons. But only recently has it been discovered that PRP for hair loss therapy in San Mateo can help to restore thinning hair, and we are one of the very few clinics with the equipment – and more importantly the skilled specialists – to be able to provide it. Furthermore, we are delighted to report that the results on our patients have been proving extremely successful.
Platelets are the part of the blood which commence the process of coagulation when you suffer a cut or wound, and the therapy works best for areas of thinning hair rather than completely bald areas. It uses a small sample of your own blood. This is taken and placed into a centrifuge which spins around at speed and separates out the solid parts of the blood from the liquid.
PRP Stands For Platelet-Rich Plasma
The resultant solid parts contain between three and five times the number of platelets that are in the blood circulating in your body, and this is then injected into the areas of thinning hair. It appears to work by stimulating the growth of the hair follicles and as a result reverses the miniaturization of hair that is seen in male and female pattern baldness.
If PRP for hair loss therapy in San Mateo is something that would be of interest to you, you are invited to make an appointment with our Dr. Miguel Canales for a free consultation when he will be happy to answer all your questions. He will also be able to assess your scalp condition in order to see if you are a suitable candidate for PRP. If you are, then the first treatment can be given at the time of your consultation. Repeat treatments are needed after four and eight weeks, and then at three-month intervals depending upon your response.