Hair loss can be a frustrating and even embarrassing condition. Whether premature hair loss is something you have inherited or has been caused by external factors, it can be difficult to find solutions.
At Vibrant Dermatology, we understand the effect hair loss can have on both men and women. We want to help your body to renew its ability to grow hair again in problem areas so that you can enjoy thicker and healthier hair. PRP treatments are an option that many people choose to help stimulate hair growth, and it is a service that we offer in our clinic.
What Causes Hair Loss?
To understand which treatment is best for your situation, we always want to start by identifying the root cause of your hair loss. Hair loss can be the result of many different factors. The best way to find out what is causing your hair loss is to have a consultation with your doctor. Some of the most common causes are:
- Age: As we age, hair can naturally become thinner whether due to hormones or a slower rate of growth from your hair follicles. Some follicles may stop growing altogether or stay in the resting stage of growth.
- Illness: Certain illnesses can cause hair loss such as autoimmune diseases and infections.
- Stress: Extreme stress can cause your body to stop focusing on hair growth. Grief, extreme dieting, and high levels of anxiety can cause hair to thin.
- Hormone changes: Some hormones, such as androgens, can cause hair follicles to shrink. If your hormones are out of balance, you may experience hair loss.
Some causes of hair loss are permanent while some are only temporary. PRP treatments may be able to help in either type of situation, but the correct treatment should always be identified by your doctor.
What Are PRP Injections?
PRP injections can be used in many different parts of the body, including the scalp, to achieve different results. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is taken from the patient’s own blood. The blood is drawn from the patient and then put into an FDA-approved machine that spins the blood. This process separates the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is then put into a syringe and injected into the target area.
PRP has regenerative properties that can help with healing processes and cell growth. Because PRP is taken from the patient’s own body, there is very little risk of negative side effects when the procedure is done by a reputable and experienced doctor.
How Can PRP Injections Help With Hair Loss?
The hair follicles on your head go through three stages of growth. At any given moment, a hair follicle may be in the growth stage, the resting stage, or the regression stage. It is normal for your head to lose up to 100 hairs every day as your hair follicles cycle through this growth process. However, as we age, fewer and fewer hair follicles will be in the active growth stage. For women, this effect tends to be spread out over the scalp, while males may experience it more in certain areas such as the temples or the crown of the head.
PRP can help by stimulating hair follicles that may be in the resting stage of growth and encouraging them to actively grow hair again. The PRP may also help to encourage growth factors, encourage a longer growing phase, and help prevent further hair loss.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP Hair Loss Treatments?
PRP hair loss treatments may be a good option for individuals who have male or female pattern baldness or other types of hair loss and who are not ready to pursue more invasive options such as a hair transplant. It may be more effective in patients who have recently begun to notice problems with hair loss. The best candidates are those in good overall health and who have had a consultation with their doctor to make sure the treatment is right for them.
Benefits of PRP Injections
Less Invasive and Fewer Side Effects
PRP injections are less invasive than surgeries that can be performed to restore your receding hairline. While surgery may be right for some people, others may want to try something with less downtime. PRP also comes with fewer side effects than other options since it comes from your own body.
Many people struggle with remembering to take medication or apply a cream every day. It can be difficult to keep up with the necessary regimen for some treatments. While medication can be very effective in some cases, some people prefer treatments that occur in the clinic and that they don’t have to worry about in between appointments. PRP hair loss treatments offer this option for many people.
Results That Look Natural
The results of PRP treatments look natural because they can help restore your body’s natural ability to grow a healthy head of hair. Any results that you gain from the treatment will be your body’s natural response to the blood platelets that are injected into your scalp.
Hair Loss Treatments in Foxboro, MA
If you are experiencing hair loss, it’s important not to panic. Many types of hair loss can be treated, especially if you reach out to a dermatologist as soon as possible. At Vibrant Dermatology, we are able to serve people of all ages through our PRP hair loss treatments. We look forward to meeting with you to help you address your concerns about hair loss. A consultation can help you find the cause of your hair loss as well as the treatments that will be most effective in helping you restore your hairline. You can contact us today to set up a consultation in Foxboro, MA.