People who live in the Bay Area are always up for the latest and greatest trends, whether it is in fashion, the latest smoothie, or a new Chinese herb that has been used for years in China but has just been discovered here.
One such trend, if it can be called a trend yet, is a new way of dealing with thinning hair.
It is a sad fact of life that, as we get older, many of us start to lose hair. Some people suffer in silence, but for many it is a big issue because it is a part of the aging process – and nobody wants to look older!
Of course, one answer is a hair transplant but that is not something that everyone wants to have. However, this new treatment for thinning hair is PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area. In fact, this therapy is so new that you will not be able to find it just anywhere, but it is available at Silicon Valley Hair Institute in Foster City.
Our clinic is under the direction of Dr. Miguel Canales who is known throughout the world in the hair restoration field, since he was the leader of the team that invented the ARTAS robot for hair transplantation. Obviously, since this is his specialty, he keeps right up to date with all the latest developments, and one of them is PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area.
What Is PRP For Hair Loss?
So, what is it, and how does it work?
Well, it has to be said that it is a new treatment and has not had very many scientific evaluations as yet, but it seems to promote the growth of hair follicles changing them from miniscule into full and thick hairs. It is best suited to areas where there is thinning hair rather than areas of total baldness.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and is created using a sample of the patient’s own blood which is then spun in a centrifuge. This has the effect of separating the solid parts of the blood, and this is PRP, which has between 3 and 5 times as many platelets as that circulating in the body. Platelets are actually what begin the process of coagulation when you cut yourself.
The PRP is the injected into the areas of thinning hair, and it appears to promote the growth of those miniature hairs into full, what you might call “adult” hairs.
As we said, it is a new treatment and has not yet been fully evaluated. Nonetheless, it seems to be producing some excellent results.
If you would like to find out more about PRP for hair loss in the Bay Area, book a free consultation with Dr Canales when he can assess your suitability for it and answer all your questions.