What on earth is “PRP” anyway?
Glad you asked. It is an abbreviation for Platelet-Rich Plasma.
And before you ask what that is, although it’s a fair question, it is something that you already have inside your body, and so do we all.
Platelets are a “solid” part of the blood circulating in your body, and they are the things which stop you from bleeding to death if – or more likely when – you cut yourself. They are the things which begin the process of coagulation of the blood.
So far, so good. But what has that got to do with stopping me, as a resident of San Mateo, losing my hair??
Stay with us a moment. PRP us created by drawing a sample of your own blood and then spinning it in a thing called a centrifuge. This is no different from having a blood test really. When the blood is spun, it separates the solid parts of the blood from the liquid parts, and the solid part is Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP has been used for many years in the treatment of osteoarthritis, damage to tendons as a result of sports injuries, in cardiovascular treatments, and more.
This Is Very Different From Something Such As Propecia
However, recently it has been found that PRP for hair restoration therapy in San Mateo can also stimulate the growth of tiny hairs into full thick hairs by “reigniting” dormant hair follicles. Compared with other hair treatments such as Propecia, this is very different. Propecia basically prevents the hair that you already have growing from stopping to grow.
PRP for hair therapy in San Mateo seems to kickstart those hair follicles and get them going again. The PRP is simply injected into the areas of thinning hair and appears to promote the growth of the dormant follicles.
Now, it has to be said that this is a new treatment, and as such you cannot get it everywhere. In fact, there are very few places where it is available, but at Silicon Valley Hair Institute our Dr. Miguel Canales can provide it.
Dr. Canales is world-famous in the treatment of hair restoration, having led the team which invented the ARTAS robot method of hair transplantation, and he is always at the forefront of the very latest technologies.
If you would like to learn more about PRP for hair therapy in San Mateo, you can book a free consultation with Dr. Canales at our clinic in Foster City, just down the road. He will be able to assess the condition of your hair and thinning patches and advise you accordingly. If you are a suitable subject for PRP therapy, the first treatment can be provided at the same time.