Hair loss is often thought of as a problem that mostly happens to older men but in reality it’s a problem that both men and women face and not just when they’re older. According to the Mayo Clinic, hair loss can result from a number of different factors including stress, hormonal imbalance, medications and genetics. Whatever the reason, the condition is troubling for both sexes and there have been few advancements beyond topical solutions like Rogaine and hair transplant surgery.
One of the more recent and promising methods to address hair loss in men and women is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration, a non-surgical and completely natural approach that uses the patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate hair regrowth.
The in-office procedure is very simple: the patient’s blood is drawn and then processed in a centrifuge to extract all of red blood cells, leaving only the platelet-rich serum. This solution is then injected into the patient’s scalp after a numbing cream has been applied. Because the serum is rich in many different growth factors, it stimulates the hair follicles to grow. Schedule an in-office consultation today to see if this exciting new procedure is right for you.
Dr. Mahony had a great result with this procedure when she experienced hair loss. Read about it on her blog.
I’m 55 years old and just started to notice that the eyebrows I previously battled with tweezers and waxing appointments no longer need this attention because they’re…thinning! Help!!
Oh boy, how many times do I say “I know what you’re going through” to my female patients in midlife!! The changes our body experiences in peri-menopause and menopause are, some say, GREATER than what we experience in puberty! PRP to the rescue. Utilizing Platelet Rich Plasma to restore your eyebrows is a great option – especially if you don’t want to be penciling them in for the rest of your life. Those eyebrows may have been your grooming nemesis for years, but they provide a lovely, and youthful, frame for the eyes. Come see us for help.
My hair has always been full and shiny but as I’m getting older, I’m noticing some thinning at the temples. I’m not interested in applying chemicals to my scalp. What are the other options?
I know what you mean about chemicals like Rogaine®! Even though they’re FDA approved, I’m always more comfortable going as natural a route as possible. That’s why we focus so heavily in my practice on regenerative medicine procedures using the body’s own biologics. PRP is a fantastic way to stem the tide of hair loss, especially on the crown and temples. I love that it uses your body’s own rich plasma – and nothing else – to stimulate hair regrowth. Most patients need three treatments, and some patience, to start to see results.
Does the PRP Hair Restoration procedure hurt (during and after)?
Most of our patients only experience mild discomfort at the injection site after the numbing cream has been applied. This discomfort dissipates quickly and you should feel minimal sensitivity as soon as 24-hours after the procedure.
Will PRP Hair Restoration work for hormonal hair loss in women?
PRP Hair Restoration works by recruiting new hairs to grow, encouraging your existing hair to stay and also stimulates the stem cells around the hair follicles to thicken. It works in this way for both men and women and is a completely natural, non-surgical procedure.