PRP Hair Restoration: Why Your Hair is Thinning & What to do about it
Both men and women suffer from hair loss, balding, alopecia, and hair thinning. And if you’re like most people with this problem, you just want your hair back. Did you know that hair thinning and hair loss is pretty common? But did you also know that you don’t have to just deal with trying to cover up bald patches, styling a receding hairline, or using endless hair products to fight for more volume? We can do something about it!
One of the services that we offer is a PRP hair restoration and therapy treatment. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, and this treatment will do wonders to stimulate natural hair growth, increasing hair density, hair count, and hair thickness. So, for starters let’s get down to why your hair is thinning or balding, and then let’s find out how PRP therapy can fix that
Why is your hair thinning?
A clinical term to describe hair loss or just the thinning of hair on the scalp is alopecia. Hair loss does happen gradually over time and with age in both men and women. However, there are other causes and factors that can contribute to hair loss as well. Some of those things include:
– Health issues
– High levels of stress
– Genetic factors
– Hormonal changes
– nutritional deficiency
There are various health issues that can, unfortunately, cause hair loss. Conditions such as thyroid disease and anemia can cause hair loss, amongst other health issues. Also, having a major surgery can cause hair loss as well as, high fever, server infections, and the flu can cause you to lose your hair.
High-Stress Levels & Hormonal Changes
Stress, either physical or emotional, can cause damage to your hair follicles and cause your hair to fall out. This happens because when you’re stressed or overly anxious your body starts to make extra hormones. It does this because your body is preparing to fight off whatever the stressor is. And so, when your hormone levels start to become imbalanced, this affects your whole body all around, including the follicles on your scalp and the growth patterns of your hair. Other hormone and stress related situations that cause hair loss include, giving birth, going through menopause, or experiencing a traumatic event (surgery, car accident, loss of a loved one).
Genetic factors & Aging
Genetic factors are closely linked to hair loss as well. One of the more common conditions of hair loss that accompanies aging is male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. You could also ask family members if there is a pattern of hair problems in your family history. Finding out this information would be helpful in tracing the source of your hair loss.
What does PRP Therapy do and how can it help you?
You may be wondering what does platelet-rich plasma even mean? How does it help my hair to grow? And where does the PRP come from? Plasma is one of the components that make up your blood. It has a lot of proteins, growth factors and other good “stuff”, that help helps your blood to clot when you get a cut or get hurt and it promotes the healing process. The proteins and other components that make up the plasma, also promote and support cell growth.
How does it help your hair to grow?
– The growth factors from the plasma activate different phases of your hair’s growth cycle and stem cells. And this, in turn, causes new follicles to be produced where your hair can grow anew from. Additionally, other components in the plasma play a vital role in elongating the shafts of your hair as well.
Where does the plasma come from?
– This is probably one of the most important questions that you have been wondering! The plasma comes from you, actually. It’s an interesting thought but yes, the plasma comes from you and your own blood.
What happens during the treatment?
So, what happens during the treatment is that our physician will draw blood from you. The blood collected is drawn into special tubes that contain a separator gel, and after that, we centrifuge the tube. When we centrifuge the tube with the blood samples, what happens is we put the tube in a machine that spins it around very quickly. And what that does is isolate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the components of the blood sample. The next thing that happens is that the physician will use a thin needle to inject the PRP into the affected areas of your scalp where you would like to restore your hair and its growth to come back stronger, more vibrant, and in more abundance.
Why not give PRP Therapy a try?
PRP therapy is a medically and scientifically backed option for those struggling to find hair-loss solutions. Reach out to Park Avenue Medical Spa, and you can schedule a complimentary consultation online or call us at 914-730-3333 today. Our PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration is performed by Dr. Anca Tchelebi-Moscatello, M.D., our medical aesthetics professional.
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