PRP Has Been Used for Several Years for Certain Conditions, but It Is New for Hair Loss

There is no doubt that hair loss has different effects on people. Some people, mostly men, just accept it as a part of life’s rich pageant and carry on with things as usual. For others, it is totally embarrassing and distressing. PRP has been found to help with hair loss.This is especially true of women because most women don’t suffer the problem of baldness, although they can suffer from areas of thinning hair. Some women have even been known to stay indoors as much as possible in order to avoid the “shame” of being seen.

This is why so many people come to us at Silicon Valley Hair Institute for treatments for their hair loss. We keep our fingers on the pulse of hair loss treatments because we always do everything that we can to help our patients. In this respect, we have started to use PRP for people with thinning hair.

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, and it has been used for the last 40 or 50 years for treating things such as damaged tendons, in jaw surgery, for osteoarthritis, and in cardiovascular medicine. However, it is only recently that we have discovered that it has an effect on people who suffer from thinning hair.

Platelets are those parts of the blood which begin the process of coagulation when you suffer a wound, and PRP uses a sample of your own blood to produce it. This is spun in a centrifuge, and this has the effect of separating out the solid parts of the blood from the liquid. The PRP contains anywhere from three to five times as many platelets as are in the blood circulating in your body.

This PRP is then injected into the areas of thinning hair, and it seems to promote the growth of tiny, miniaturized hairs into full and thick terminal hairs.

Make An Appointment to See Dr. Miguel Canales

If you want to set about finding the best PRP therapy in the Bay Area, then you need to make an appointment to see our Dr. Miguel Canales. When we say finding the best PRP therapy in the Bay Area, this is because as far as we know there are very few other places, if indeed any, where you can get this treatment in the Bay Area because it is so new.

Dr Canales can assess the condition of your hair and scalp and if you are a suitable patient can carry out the first treatment at the time of your consultation. Further treatments are necessary after four weeks and eight weeks. Depending upon your response, additional treatments need to be carried out at three-month intervals.

Finding the best PRP therapy in the Bay Area is not difficult. Just click on the Free Consult / Contact link at the top of the page.