As we get older, our bodies begin to change. We can start to have wrinkles on the face and neck as the skin begins to sag. We may begin to suffer from arthritis as the cartilage between our bones wears down. And we may also start to lose our hair.
Now it is true that some lucky people never lose their hair in their whole lifetimes, but they are few and far between. Most of us – men and women – will suffer from this, and it can have a range of effects. In fact, it is more likely to happen to men, and some of them will just shrug their shoulders and carry on regardless. In others, it can be distressing, and they will seek help with some form of hair restoration.
However, hair loss in women can be devastating, partly because it is nowhere near so common in women. Hair loss in women can make them feel extremely embarrassed and as though they have done something wrong. Almost as though they are personally responsible, which of course is not the case, but nonetheless they feel that because they do not look as they should, that it is entirely their fault. If that’s you, don’t worry. It is certainly not your fault.
If there is one thing that is on the bright side, it is that hair loss in women usually only concerns areas of thinning hair and not total bald patches which is what most men suffer from. Even so, at Silicon Valley Hair Institute, we understand that it can still make you feel uncomfortable, to say the least.
It Can Be Devastating For Women
Nevertheless, we have some good news for you – man or woman – and that is that we have a new procedure for the restoration of thinning hair. It is called PRP which stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma.
Platelets are the part of the blood circulating in your body which begin the process of coagulation if you suffer from a wound. But it has recently been discovered that they can also help very thin miniaturized hairs to grow into full-grown thick hairs. PRP has actually been used to treat many conditions such as osteo-arthritis, tendon injuries, jaw reconstruction, and cardiovascular conditions, over several years.
But now we can use it to help with the restoration of thinning hair as well. The procedure is actually very straightforward and can be carried out in an hour or so here in our office in Foster City. It does need some follow-up sessions, but the prospects are good.
To find out more, make an appointment with our Dr. Miguel Canales for a free consultation when he can answer all your questions.