Hair loss is a unique medical problem that can be caused by many different factors including genetics, certain forms of medication, acute injuries, and hormonal changes. This condition is so common that nearly 65 percent of the population will struggle with thin hair or bald patches by the age of 50. If you are unhappy with your appearance because of thin hair, a receding hairline, or baldness, then you might be the perfect candidate for PRP hair therapy.
A Look at Over-the-Counter Hair Loss Treatments
Thousands of products claim that they can stop hair loss and stimulate the growth of new follicles, but these creams and ointments are hardly effective. Once the follicles and roots have been damaged, you are going to need a comprehensive treatment system that strengthens and repairs your hair.
The Rise of PRP Technology
PRP therapy has been used to treat dozens of different medical conditions over the last few decades. It was originally studied by a group of doctors who were looking for a way to cure arthritis. As time went on, other doctors began using platelet-rich plasma to treat a wide variety of medical and cosmetic conditions ranging from back spasms to facial wrinkles. Within the last few years, researchers have come to realize that this technology is also an effective way to treat hair loss.
One of the reasons why PRP hair therapy is so safe and effective is because the PRP is made from the patient’s own blood. Our team will begin this process by withdrawing a small amount of your blood before putting the sample in a centrifuge. The centrifuge then spins at very high speeds to separate the plasma from the rest of the molecules in the blood. Concentrated doses of plasma can then be injected into certain areas of the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
Platelet-Rich Plasma and Hair Growth
You can think of PRP as a restorative substance that stimulates the nearby follicles and promotes hair growth. The plasma will nourish the nearby cells and prevent further damage from the sun or hygiene products. Patients generally notice the results within months of their first set of treatments. As long as they continue to care for their scalp, their hair should become thicker and healthier overall.
If you think PRP hair therapy could work for you, get in touch with us at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana, located in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, to get more information. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!