Just like men, women can lose their hair as they age. Women’s hair loss can be caused by a number of issues, including stress, weight loss, and hormonal changes. At Vibrant Dermatology & Skinbar MD in Dedham, Massachusetts, we can use platelet-rich plasma therapy and medications to address hormonal hair loss.
We provide these treatments to people living in Boston, Dedham, Canton, Westwood, Norwood, Sharon, Milton, Foxboro, Walpole, and Needham.
How Do You Treat Hormonal Hair Loss for Women?
Under normal circumstances, you will lose fifty to a hundred strands of hair every day. However, if large clumps of your hair come out when you brush it, or if you are seeing hair thinning along your scalp, you might be dealing with women’s hair loss. Fortunately, there are a number of cosmetic techniques that can address this issue and give you thick, healthy hair.
PRP for Hair Loss
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that contains regenerative growth factors that are made from your own blood. During a PRP treatment, we will draw your blood and process it to isolate these special growth factors. Next, we will inject the PRP solution directly into your scalp. You are likely to receive three PRP treatments over the course of several months.
As it enters your body, the PRP will improve the blood that is flowing to your hair follicles. It will also improve the quality of your hair shafts. As you continue to receive these treatments, your hair will become healthier and more abundant.
In addition to using PRP therapy, we can treat your hormonal hair loss with oral and topical medications. For instance, Minoxidil, commonly known as Rogaine, is a topical medication that is applied on your scalp. Over the next three to four months, this medication can improve your hair growth and reduce areas of thinning hair on your scalp.
Who Is a Good Candidate for These Treatments?
To determine which women’s hair loss treatment is right for you, we will look at your hair and scalp. We will also talk about any health issues that you are experiencing. In addition, we might perform a biopsy of your scalp and order laboratory tests. These tests will help us determine whether PRP therapy, medications, or other treatments can successfully address your hair loss.
Under some circumstances, health issues can interfere with your ability to receive certain women’s hair loss treatments. For example, you might not be able to use PRP treatments if you have liver disease, a metabolic disorder, or other health issues. Further, you cannot use this treatment if you are taking blood thinners or if you are a heavy smoker.
Treat Your Hair Loss
You shouldn’t let hormonal hair loss cause you to lose confidence in your appearance. You can address this issue with PRP therapy, medications, and other women’s hair loss treatments. These techniques will improve your hair growth and give you thick, beautiful hair. Give us a call to book your consultation!