The internet is full of “buzz words” some of which are real, while some are not so much. One of the “buzz words” surrounding the subject of hair loss is PRP for hair loss. This can be beneficial for some patients and some conditions, but not for others. So what is PRP therapy all about? (more…)
The internet is full of “buzz words” some of which are real, while some are not so much. One of the “buzz words” surrounding the subject of hair loss is PRP therapy. This can be beneficial for some patients and some conditions, but not for others. So what is PRP therapy all about?
PRP therapy for hair loss Bay Area patients is an exciting new development in hair loss technology. It is a non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who need their hair growth stimulated. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and uses your own blood. The platelets in blood promote healing and the growth of new cells. PRP therapy has been used for over 20 years for healing in the fields of sports medicine, orthopedics, neurosurgery, oral surgery, and cosmetic and plastic surgery. In hair restoration it is used to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles.
Quick And Simple Process
The process is quick and simple, usually requiring only 60 – 90 minutes in the doctor’s office. First, blood is drawn from you in the same way as in a routine blood testing. It is then put into a centrifuge and spun so that only the enriched cells (platelets) remain. An anesthesia block is then given to the nerves of the scalp and the PRP is then injected into the areas of the scalp where it is needed using a fine needle. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient can drive immediately without assistance.
Results Can Vary
PRP therapy for hair loss in Bay Area patients may be used on its own or in conjunction with other hair restoration methods. It should be noted that the results vary from one patient to another and that success cannot be guaranteed. PRP for hair loss Bay Area patients is in the early stages of development and has not yet been approved by the FDA. Although larger clinical studies are pending, the results to date are anecdotal and from case studies, but there are optimistic results in the current medical reports.
Is PRP therapy for hair loss patients in the Bay Area for you? It is the case that it cannot be used for patients with certain medical conditions, and for heavy smokers, drinkers, or those who take drugs. Dr Miguel Canales has been practising in the field of hair restoration for many years and is happy to arrange a free consult. This will enable you to ascertain whether or not you are a suitable patient for PRP therapy and to ask any questions in order to make an informed decision. Contact his office to arrange for a no-obligation appointment.
The Bay Area is big – both in terms of size and population. It covers some 6,900 square miles, and the population is a shade under 7.8 million – that’s up from 7.1 million at the 2010 census. However, fortunately, when you want hair restoration Bay Area, Silicon Valley Hair Institute is right in the middle in Foster City, so wherever you are you don’t have to travel very far.
Yes, we do hair restoration Bay Area. Yes, we do PRP therapy. And yes, we do both male and female hair transplants. And while we are on the subject of female hair transplants, we also do hair transplants “down there”. Fashions come and fashions go, and for several years, women have been encouraged to undergo waxing and remain clean shaven in the pubic region. However, several celebrities – among them Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and Cameron Diaz – have begun to go back to the natural look, and many more women now want to follow suit.
We use the ARTAS robot to carefully remove hair follicles from the scalp and implant them into the pubic area one at a time under a comfortable local anesthetic. This leaves no visible scarring on the scalp, and the hair will start to grow in 3 – 4 months and will restore the lush natural look permanently.
We also carry out eyebrow transplants for both men and women. The most important aspect of an eyebrow transplant is to follow the natural direction of the hair very closely. Eyebrow hair grows relatively flat to the skin, in contrast to scalp hair which can grow at an angle of as much as 45° to the scalp. So the most important aspect of an eyebrow transplant is to follow the natural angle of the hair very closely. Only individual hairs can be transplanted, and this means that the hair follicles from the scalp, which can contain up to four hairs, have to be divided up into individual hairs.
Another factor is that natural eyebrow hair only grows for about four months before the hair enters the resting phase and then falls out. The hair on the scalp can grow for between three and seven years, which is why it grows so much longer. This means that the transplanted hair will have to be trimmed every so often in order to maintain the natural look.
If you are considering either a pubic hair transplant or an eyebrow transplant, or any other hair restoration Bay Area, our Dr Canales offers all patients a completely free consult. Simply click on the Free Consult link at the top of the page.