There are a whole lot of people in the Bay Area who suffer from thinning hair. Sadly, it is one of the things that can happen as we get older. It doesn’t happen to everyone, and it happens to men more than women, but even women can suffer from it too.
Unfortunately, suffering from hair loss makes many people feel embarrassed. Some just shrug their shoulders, but for many it can be a source of depression, and so they search for an answer. Now a lot of people think that the only solution for hair loss is a hair transplant, and in some cases they may well be right.
However, what a lot of people are not aware of is that there are a number of other alternative therapies for hair loss, and one of them may be a better solution for your individual predicament, since not everyone’s issues are exactly the same. The result may be, but the cause may not.
Suitable For Those Suffering From Thinning Hair
In fact, one of the latest alternative therapies for hair loss is something called PRP. This has nothing whatsoever to do with transplanting hair, but is concerned with promoting the growth of small, tiny hairs into full grown ones. This can be the perfect solution for those suffering from thinning hair, which many women do, as opposed to totally bald patches.
PRP is the abbreviation for Platelet-Rich Plasma, and it involves taking a small sample of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. It has been used for many years for a variety of purposes such as the treatment of osteoarthritis and tendon injuries, but only recently has it been found that it can stimulate the growth of hairs. Platelets are the part of the blood which begin the process of coagulation when you cut yourself. Spinning them in the centrifuge separates them from the liquid part of the blood. The resultant mix contains between 3 and 5 times the amount of platelets in the normal blood.
This is then injected into the areas of thinning hair and appears to promote the growth of those fine hairs. As one of the most recent alternative therapies for hair loss, at Silicon Valley Hair Institute we can advise that it is showing some very promising results indeed.
Now it has to be emphasized that it is a new therapy, and you cannot find it just anywhere. But having said that we have great confidence in the ability of PRP to produce the results that you need.
If you would like to investigate further and find out if you are suitable for PRP for hair loss, then make an appointment to see our Dr. Canales for a free consultation.