Although it’s common to experience hair loss during your lifetime, dealing with this issue can make you feel less confident and attractive. Fortunately, you can easily reverse your hair loss with platelet-rich plasma therapy. At Artful Aesthetics in Oakland, California, we can use this hair restoration treatment to give you thick, healthy hair.
How Many Hair Restoration Treatments Do You Need?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is an innovative treatment that uses the power of your own blood to improve your appearance. This fantastic hair restoration treatment can help you grow thicker, healthier hair.
A Customized Treatment
This is a very personalized technique, and we will adjust your treatment plan based on the condition of your hair, your aesthetic objectives, and other factors. As a result, your schedule will be unique. For instance, if you would like to correct minor hair loss, you might receive only a few treatment sessions. If you are dealing with more significant hair loss, you are likely to need more treatments to properly address this issue.
During your initial meeting with us, we will examine your hair and talk about your goals and preferences in great depth. At this point, we will provide you with more details about the length of your anticipated treatment plan.
Maintaining Your New Look
You are likely to achieve better results if you have follow-up sessions once your initial treatment plan is complete. Although it’s common to receive treatments every couple of months, your maintenance schedule will depend on how your body has responded to your initial sessions.
What Are the Causes of Hair Loss?
You usually lose fifty to a hundred strands of hair every day. Since you are constantly growing new hair, these lost strands will not impact your overall appearance. If your hair loss accelerates, however, you will develop thin or bald patches on your scalp. There are a variety of factors that can cause you to develop this issue.
Hormonal imbalances can cause you to lose hair. For example, your hormones will change when you are going through pregnancy or menopause, and you may lose hair during these important life events. Stopping birth control pills can also cause hormone changes that lead to hair loss. This type of hair loss may improve when your hormones return to normal levels.
Your genes also influence the health of your hair. As a result, your chances of developing thinning hair are higher if your family has a history of this issue. If your relatives developed bald patches and hair loss at an early age, you are likely to also experience this issue.
Going through an emotional event can put extra stress on your body, and it’s common to experience temporary hair loss after you go through a move, personal loss, or other challenges.
Although you might like the way that your hair looks in a tight bun or ponytail, adopting these styles can be damaging to your hair. These hairstyles can put too much strain on your hair follicles, leading to an issue called traction alopecia. Using harsh chemicals to style and color your hair can also weaken your hair and make it more vulnerable to this type of damage.
In many cases, hair loss is not a sign of a serious medical condition. That said, there are times when thinning hair is connected to a medical issue. For example, autoimmune and thyroid diseases can cause hair loss. Further, medications that you use to prevent certain illnesses, such as cancer, arthritis, and heart diseases, can damage your hair.
You need to eat a healthy, balanced diet to have strong, thick hair. If you have an imbalanced diet that doesn’t have sufficient amounts of protein and other nutritional elements, you will experience hair loss. Similarly, losing a large amount of weight in an unhealthy manner will cause your hair to thin.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance that has unique healing abilities. Plasma is a substance that is naturally contained in your blood, and it is made up of white blood cells and platelets.
Platelets are small blood cells that help you stop bleeding after you experience an injury. Platelets also contain growth factors that encourage your body to heal and renew itself. In addition to using platelet-rich plasma to address hair loss, medical professionals have used this amazing substance to improve a wide variety of conditions, such as arthritis, tendinitis, and muscle injuries.
How Is PRP Created?
PRP is made from your own blood. We use a state-of-the-art process to separate out the most beneficial, healing elements from the other substances in your blood.
We will put your blood into a sterilized centrifuge. A centrifuge is a device that is used to collect different elements in fluids. The centrifuge will spin your blood very quickly. As the centrifuge spins, your plasma will bond with other healing elements in your blood. This process allows us to make the PRP solution.
What Is a Hair Loss Treatment Like?
This treatment has three main stages.
Collecting Your Blood
We will begin your treatment by taking a sample of your blood. We will use the same technique to collect this blood as a healthcare professional would use during a standard medical checkup. Since we use a very small needle to collect this sample, you will feel comfortable during this part of your treatment.
Creating the PRP Solution
Once we have collected your blood, we will put the sample into a sterilized centrifuge. It usually takes a few minutes to create the PRP solution. You can sit back and relax while we complete this step.
Treating Your Hair
After we have made the PRP solution, we will apply this product to the areas where you want to promote hair growth. This is a quick process, and you will feel relaxed as we apply the solution to your target area. In the days and weeks after your appointment, the healing powers of PRP will improve the blood flow to your hair follicles, stimulate hair growth, and encourage your body to grow additional follicles. This process will give you healthier, thicker hair.
How Long Will It Take to Recover From This Treatment?
This treatment is quick and minimally invasive, so you will have minimal to no downtime after your appointment is complete. You don’t need to schedule time off from your job and other activities. Instead, you can return to your home or office immediately.
When Will You See Positive Changes in Your Hair?
This is a very personalized treatment, and your age, health, degree of hair loss, and other factors will impact how your body responds to your treatment. That said, you should be aware that this treatment does not provide immediate results. Instead, your PRP solution will improve the thickness and overall condition of your hair in the weeks after your initial treatment session. As you receive additional treatments, your hair should continue to improve.
You can enhance the effects of your hair restoration treatment by adopting healthy habits during this time. For instance, quitting smoking will improve your overall health and make it easier for blood to flow to your treatment area. Similarly, eating healthfully will strengthen your body and help you achieve more optimal results.
Can You Restore Your Hair on Your Own?
Many websites sell supplements, creams, and other products that claim to prevent or reverse hair loss. Although these products are often very inexpensive, they are usually ineffective. There is little scientific evidence that many of the hair growth pills sold online are effective or safe. Further, hair creams can damage your scalp or hair.
We do not recommend using these at-home hair loss products. At best, these products will fail to address your thinning hair. At worst, you could harm your health and make your hair loss more noticeable.
Instead of using at-home treatments, you should receive PRP therapy from a trained medical professional. We have many years of experience performing minimally invasive cosmetic techniques, and we will use our training and skills to monitor your safety during your PRP treatment.
Does This Treatment Really Work?
A number of scientific studies demonstrate the beneficial effects of this innovative hair restoration treatment. For instance, in a 2016 scientific study, people had noticeable improvements in the quantity and thickness of their hair after three treatments.
Similarly, a 2015 study concluded that this treatment had a positive effect on people who were experiencing hair loss. These people had improved hair counts, hair root strength, and hair thickness.
Does This Treatment Work for Men and Women?
Although male baldness is more well-known, it’s normal for both men and women to experience hair loss during their lifetimes. In fact, more than half of all women are likely to deal with hair loss at some point in their lives.
Further, many women lose hair during menopause or after pregnancy. Fortunately, PRP therapy works for both genders. In fact, there is scientific evidence that this technique can improve hair thickness and density in men and women.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are an adult who is experiencing hair loss, this cosmetic treatment is likely to be a good solution for you. This treatment uses a minimally invasive technique to target your hair loss, and you will not need to receive incisions or use general anesthesia during your treatment. As a result, this treatment is a good alternative to more invasive options like hair transplants.
If you’re looking for a natural solution to your hair loss, this treatment may be an ideal option for you. This treatment uses the healing powers of your blood to enhance your appearance, and you don’t need to take medication to benefit from this technique. Accordingly, you are likely to be a good candidate for this hair restoration method even if you are not eligible to use prescription medication to improve your hair loss.
We will thoroughly review your medical history before we administer your treatment. At this point, you should inform us about any medical conditions that you have and any medications, supplements, and vitamins that you are currently taking. You should also let us know if you smoke or are using blood thinners, as these substances can affect your eligibility for this treatment.
Try It for Yourself
Fixing your hair loss and achieving thick, healthy-looking hair is easy. We can improve your thinning hair with PRP treatments. This fantastic technique will restore your hair in a natural, minimally invasive manner. To learn more about this amazing treatment, contact us at Artful Aesthetics in Oakland, California for an initial consultation today.