Very many people suffer from thinning hair as they get older. 40% of men and women begin to lose hair before the age of 40, and this increases exponentially by age 60.
Now, some people just accept it as a fact of life, which for them it is, and carry on regardless. However, sadly, a significant proportion of hair loss sufferers cringe with embarrassment every time they look in the mirror. They find it extremely upsetting, especially the women.
For those people, there are some answers. Today we are in the 21st century and there are a number of possibilities, including natural remedies for hair loss, as well as the possibility of a hair transplant.
The natural remedies for hair loss include something which has only been discovered very recently, and that is PRP for hair loss.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, and it is made using a sample of your own blood. Yes, you read that correctly, so as such, it is one of the natural remedies for hair loss.
PRP has actually been used for several years in order to treat things such as osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, and some aspects of dental work, but only recently has it been found that it can also help to restore thinning hair. So, how does it work?
Best For People With Thinning Hair
It works well for people with thinning hair rather than completely bald patches, although there is one way that it can be used to help those as well, in conjunction with a hair transplant. But for those with thinning hair, a sample of blood is taken and then spun in a centrifuge. What this does is separate out the solid parts of the blood from the liquid, the solids being platelets. These are the things that begin the process of blood coagulation when you cut yourself.
The PRP contains between three times and five times as many platelets as the blood that was circulating in your body, and this is then injected into the areas of thinning hair. What it seems to do is to promote the growth of thin, miniaturized hairs into terminal thick hairs. As we said, it is a new form of treatment for those with thinning hair, but it is an exciting new development.
The treatment only takes about an hour, and it then needs to be repeated after four weeks and eight weeks. After this, the treatment can be carried out every three months, depending upon the individual response of the patient.
If PRP for hair loss is something that you would like to explore, make an appointment with our Dr Miguel Canales for a free assessment of your condition and to see if you are a good candidate for the treatment.