The average person loses 50-100 hairs every day. But if you’ve noticed that your ponytail is thinner than it once was or your hairline is creeping backward, you might be concerned that you’re losing too much hair.
Hair loss is a common problem affecting both men and women. In fact, 40% of people experience hereditary hair loss as they get older.
It’s often one of the first and most obvious signs of aging and or hormone imbalance, and it can be very distressing for those who experience it. While many hair loss treatments are painful and slow to deliver results, you have another option to restore hair growth: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP is non-surgical, drug-free, and all-natural, and it could be the solution for you.
The roots of hereditary hair loss
Your genetics dictate many aspects about you, from your eye color and height to your metabolism and your overall health. Your genetic makeup also affects your hair, and hereditary hair loss runs in families.
If you have a parent or sibling with hair loss, it’s more likely to affect you too. The most common types of hereditary hair loss are male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness.
Male-pattern baldness starts with a receding hairline along your forehead. You might also notice hair loss on the top or back of your head. Female-pattern baldness generally includes hair that’s thinning across your whole head.
Although genetics is the most common cause of hair loss, not all hair loss is hereditary. Some people experience temporary hair loss that’s triggered by hormonal imbalance or chemotherapy cancer treatment, but hair often regrows on its own after a while.
PRP therapy to fight hair loss
If you have hereditary hair loss or thinning, your hair won’t grow back on its own. Hereditary hair loss that’s left untreated continues to get worse, and it can result in eventual baldness. The good news is that you don’t have to accept hair loss and the effect it has on your self-confidence.
PRP therapy is a safe, natural option to boost hair growth. PRP is a solution that’s derived from your own blood. It contains high levels of platelets, which have the power to stimulate healing and repair damaged cells in your body.
When it’s used to fight thinning hair, PRP stimulates hair follicles that have gone dormant. The growth factors in the serum reactivate hair follicles and hair begins to grow thicker.
PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step process.. We start by taking a small sample of blood to create your PRP serum. Then, we inject the PRP serum in specific areas on your scalp.
PRP therapy immediately begins working to enhance healing in hair follicles on your scalp, but results aren’t immediate. You’ll start noticing new hair growth in 3-4 months after your first PRP treatment session.
It is generally recommends a series of PRP treatments for optimal results. Several sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart can help you achieve significant hair regrowth over time.
Once hair grows in, you can choose to have maintenance appointments to keep your hair looking thicker. Opting for PRP therapy when you start noticing early-stage hair loss can help you keep your hair and avoid more invasive hair restoration procedures.
Don’t let hair loss get you down. Find out if PRP therapy could help you love your hair again. Contact us online or call our office.