Millions of people worry everyday about hair loss and going bald. Believe it or not, it’s a more common concern than what you might think. The genetic condition that affects over 60% of American men (as well as millions of women in the US) and predisposes them to losing their hair is known as “pattern baldness.” However, with the advent of a
hair restoration technology known as “platelet-rich plasma” or (PRP) therapy, many individuals no longer need to worry about hair loss.
3 Warning Signs to watch for
There are a few early warning signs to be aware of if you’re overly concerned about your hair loss such as:
- above average hair loss when brushing and showering
- changes in one’s hairline (receding hairline)
- thinning of the scalp, especially in the crown and top
Although going bald is completely normal, hair restoration technology has made it an option at best. If the warning signs above are negatively affecting you emotionally and physically, it’s time to find a solution.
No need to go under the Knife
If you’re not overly fond of surgical procedures and are searching for a less-invasive treatment, consider consulting with a hair restoration specialist about platelet-rich plasma therapy. Clinical research studies have shown that this non-surgical method of hair loss management is much more cost-effective and provides a much higher client satisfaction level than other hair restoration treatments.
The 4-Step Treatment Process
In the simplest of terms, PRP therapy is blood therapy. Even though it has only recently emerged as an alternative to other hair restoration procedures and treatments, it has garnered significant respect throughout the industry. Understanding how platelet-rich plasma therapy works requires a knowledge of blood composition. Your blood is comprised of red and white blood cells as well as plasma and platelets.
Platelets are a specific compound that contribute to the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma therapy and are made up of certain proteins. These proteins encourage hair growth and stimulate the healing process. If you examine platelet-rich plasma blood, you’ll quickly discover that it contains up to 10 times the normal number of platelets. There is a 4-step process involved in the therapy. The hair restoration specialist:
- draws your blood (usually from your arm)
- separates the platelets in a centrifuge
- creates the PRP from the plasma
- injects the PRP into the affected areas of your scalp
For more information regarding PRP, you should make an appointment to consult with a hair restoration specialist.