Hair loss is a common condition that impacts millions of men and women in the United States each year. Depending on several factors, hair loss can be a temporary or permanent occurrence in one’s life. Some reasons people may experience temporary hair loss include extreme stress or trauma, nutrient deficiencies, infections of the scalp, negative reactions to medication, or even excessive pulling of the hair from tight or repetitive hairstyles.
For or many people experiencing hair loss, the condition is due to follicular miniaturization and is not a temporary phenomenon. During this process, hormonal changes in the body or hereditary considerations cause the hair follicles to become smaller and weaker over time, resulting in hair loss or hair thinning for the individual.
Treating Chronic Hair Loss
Chronic hair loss can wreak havoc on one’s confidence, however, it does not have to be a permanent condition. While you cannot prevent or stop follicular miniaturization before it begins, there is a range of treatment options that can help restore the hair.
At Beauty Boost, we are experts at hair restoration through PRP therapy, which is a promising nonsurgical option to help treat hair loss, especially when used as part of a hair restoration treatment plan as overseen by a doctor. Learn more about hair restoration through this treatment below.
Hair Loss Diagnosis
Before moving forward with a hair restoration treatment plan, you first want to talk to your doctor to confirm the cause of any hair loss you may be experiencing. As we mentioned above, there are a variety of reasons why hair loss or hair thinning can occur, and it is important to understand what your unique needs are before seeking hair augmentation treatment options.
If your doctor suggests follicular miniaturization is a factor in your hair loss, you may want to consider PRP therapy as a nonsurgical hair restoration treatment option. Ideal candidates for this treatment option are those who are starting to notice thinning in the hair but have not yet experienced full chronic hair loss.
How PRP Therapy Works for Hair Loss in Men and Women
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are blood cells that contain proteins and growth factors. Your body uses these growth factors to aid in recovery, repair, and the overall health of hair and skin.
When used in hair restoration therapy, the growth factors found in platelets can help stimulate the hair follicle, helping it return to a growth phase potentially resulting in fuller, thicker hair.
What Does a PRP Hair Session Involve?
The treatment itself consists of a three-step process, and it is typically recommended that patients go through a three to four treatment cycle over the course of four to six weeks.
To begin PRP therapy, the patient’s own blood is drawn (typically from the arm), and is prepared for processing and injection. During the processing part of treatment, the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the blood and prepared for use.
Once the PRP has been prepared for treatment, it is administered to the patient through a series of injections into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicle. The procedure itself is not time-consuming, and typically takes about a half hour.
Is there any downtown with PRP Hair Therapy?
After the procedure, minimal downtime is needed. Many patients may want to take a few days off from their typical hair routine (activities such as blow drying, processing, coloring). Results may vary by patient, but after the first procedure, many experience a decrease in hair shedding. Over time, patients may see increased length and regrowth of hair. We recommend patients receive maintenance treatments every four to six months for best results.
Can PRP Cure Baldness?
PRP injections can help stimulate natural hair growth, which can help decrease baldness, but it all depends on the patient. Depending on your personalized consultation with your practitioner, you may want to combine PRP Hair Therapy with other hair loss procedures or medications, but please talk to your medical professional before making any decisions.
What is the research on PRP and its effectiveness as a hair treatment?
Data clearly highlights the positive effects of PRP injections on hair loss. Just look at our patients’ before and after photos, too! Of course, just like with any cosmetic treatment, more extensive, controlled studies are needed to state it will 100% work on everyone with hair loss problems.
Ready to Book your PRP Hair Treatment in Orange County?
PRP therapy may be a positive addition to a hair loss treatment plan as recommended by your doctor. At Beauty Boost, our experts are skilled at administering this treatment to support hair restoration. Book a consultation with us today to learn if this treatment is right for you. Request a free PRP consultation now.