Who Experiences Hair Loss?
Hair is always top of mind for patients when asked about aging concerns. Hair loss and thinning of the hair is a common complaint of millions of women and men around the world. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 45% of all men suffer from visible hair loss by the age of 35 and will continue to do so with age. 40% of women will suffer from visible hair loss by the age of 40. Hair loss is a major concern whether being from age, stress, genetics, hormones or medical conditions. With new technologies emerging in the field of regenerative medicine, numerous therapies have been produced to combat this issue. A state-of-the-art treatment known as Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, does a remarkable job to slow down and reverse the signs of hair loss.
How PRP Can Stimulate Hair Growth?
The rationale for the use of PRP therapy is to mimic the healing process that normally occurs in the human body. PRP is a safe option because it is prepared from the patient’s blood so it eliminates the risk of immune reactions or infections. PRP acts as a source of growth factors to stimulate cell growth but also strengthens the cells in the area. This is ideal for hair loss patients to strengthen the follicles to promote regenerative hair growth.
Is PRP the Right Treatment for You?
PRP therapy is ideal for essentially any patient suffering from hair loss. However, those with early hair loss have the most favorable results. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is defined as the pattern of hair loss due to genetics. In men, this condition is known as male pattern baldness. Hair loss that occurs at the temples, hairline and crown of the head. In women, hair loss occurs throughout the entire scalp but the hairline does not recede. These patients have weak hair follicles that are easily strengthened by the effects of PRP therapy.
What Other Issues Arise from Hair Loss?
Hair loss can also be contributed to an unhealthy scalp that inhibits the growth of healthy hair. Poor scalp health includes conditions such as dry skin, clogged hair follicles, dead skin, and lack of circulation. Cleansing and exfoliating the scalp while promoting circulation to deliver growth factors and skin proteins is good for the scalp health just as proper facials promote the health of facial skin. Hydrafacial Keravive treatments are relaxing and nutritive and used in combination with PRP therapy will result in thicker, fuller, healthier-looking hair under the right conditions.
Hair Loss: Next Steps
Proper diagnostics in each patient to be certain of the type and the cause of hair loss are essential. In addition to naturally promoting growth with PRP and scalp care, combined treatment options with oral prescription medications and topical or injectable medications can also help maximize outcomes.
Are you experiencing hair loss? Contact CMA Medicine today for a complimentary consultation with our experienced staff.