PRP Hair Therapy: Palo Alto Options

Explore PRP therapy for hair loss.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an innovative, new technique for fighting hair loss right here in Palo Alto. It’s a fact of life that most men, and many women, experience hair loss as they age.

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With his office in Foster City, Dr. Miguel Canales is one of the leading PRP therapy specialists here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Indeed, patients who are suffering from hair loss come to Dr. Canales from nearby cities such as San Mateo, Redwood City, Menlo Park, etc., but also from the “big” cities such as San Francisco or San Jose.

PRP and Hair Loss: Treatment Options in Palo Alto

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which your blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into your own scalp. You can think of it as enhancing your body’s natural, reparative systems. Your own plasma helps stimulate your hair follicles to begin growing (again) or grow more strongly.PRP Therapy for Hair Loss in Palo Alto, California

The theory is that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood resources to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes PRP therapy for hair loss is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications. Fortunately, Dr. Canales is a specialist in not only PRP but in hair transplantation at the Silicon Valley Hair Institute. He can consult with you and you can work with him to identify the best treatment options for your hair loss, whether that is PRP therapy or a surgical hair transplant.

PRP therapy has been in use to treat hair loss since the 1980s. It is also deployed for problems such as healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

PRP Therapy in Palo Alto

Our office is in Foster City with a satellite patient-intake office in Palo Alto. In this way, Dr. Canales can provide confidential patient consultations for both men and women who suffer from hair loss. Whether you live or work in San Francisco or San Jose, San Mateo or Redwood City, our office locations make it easy for you to come in for a confidential, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Canales. He can help determine whether PRP is the best option to mitigate your hair loss. Don’t delay. Call us now.


Palo Alto joined the bandwagon when the Peninsula Drive-In Theatre opened off old Bayshore Highway in 1947. An ad in the Palo Alto Times beckoned viewers to “see the stars — under the stars” while promoting the grand opening week’s double feature — teenage Shirley Temple’s “Kiss and Tell” and a feature-length Disney cartoon, “Make Mine Music.”

The Peninsula Drive-In (later renamed the Palo Alto Drive-In) consisted of a 70-foot screen — said to be the largest in the western states at the time — a snack bar, central projection house, and semi-circular ramp with the capacity to hold 750 cars. And the requisite small speakers could be hung inside the car (an announcement after the show urgently reminded viewers to put the speakers back in the receptaclebefore driving off.). Indeed, at just 60 cents per adult, 14 cents per child and “no charge for your car,” the Drive-In was one of Palo Alto’s most economical nights out.


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