Nearly 50 million men and 30 million women experience hair loss at some point in their lifetime, but a traditional hair transplant is not your only option for gorgeous thick hair. At Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness, Bonnie Wang, MD, uses cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to stimulate dormant hair follicles and restore your natural hair growth. To learn more about this innovative hair restoration treatment, call Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness or book an appointment online today.
While most people experience thinning hair as they age, it affects some much earlier in life than others. Hair loss most often develops gradually, but it’s important to seek medical attention right away if it comes on suddenly. Some of the most common causes of hair loss include:
Most hair loss cases stem from genetics. If male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness runs in your family, you are at a higher risk of thinning hair, a receding hairline, or noticeable hair loss.
Stress-related hair loss is temporary but frightening for many people.
Cancer, depression, arthritis, blood pressure, and heart medications all cause hair loss in some patients.
Many women experience temporary hair loss during pregnancy and menopause, while others notice thinning hair due to thyroid problems.
PRP therapy uses the platelet-rich plasma in your own blood to stimulate hair growth, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and speed up the body’s natural healing process for tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This happens because the blood platelets contain restorative proteins called growth factors, which can be isolated by Dr. Wang and her staff to regenerate hair growth.
Once you and Dr. Wang decide that PRP therapy is the right hair restoration option for you, she draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate your platelet-rich plasma from your red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma. This process allows Dr. Wang to completely isolate the platelet-rich plasma and its growth factors.
Next, the plasma is injected directly into your scalp where you’re missing the most hair. Over the next few months, you must return to Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness for additional injections. How often you return depends entirely on the individualized treatment plan that Dr. Wang designs for you, but most hair loss patients require at least three sessions, spaced out approximately once a month for three months.
It takes at least three months after your injections to experience noticeable hair growth. Many patients see a 30 to 40 percent increase in hair growth following a series of PRP injections, but results vary from person to person.
PRP injections are a minimally invasive solution to hair loss. If you think this is the right hair restoration option for you, call Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.