Stop Hair Loss with PRP Hair Restoration
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has become a popular method for treating injuries and providing cosmetic services in recent years, but its use as a resource to stop hair loss has also risen in popularity. PRP Therapy is a nonsurgical hair restoration method that has shown promising evidence for restoring hair among patients suffering from male and female pattern baldness.
At Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center, Dr. Arocha offers a variety of hair loss treatments to provide a comprehensive restoration approach to his patients combating hair loss.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Research on male and female pattern baldness, otherwise known as androgenetic alopecia, has been unable to fully explain the cause of hair loss and develop a cure. Current studies have shown that the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), present in both men and women, plays a role in inhibiting hair growth and choking active follicles during aging, but hair loss experts are still unsure why this occurs.
Hair grows in a continuous cycle of shedding and new growth, lasting anywhere from two to seven years per follicle. The average person sheds around 100 strands of hair per day due to the natural cycle of hair follicles. After follicles shed their hair, they enter a resting phase that can last several months before growing hair anew. DHT interferes with this cycle and prevents follicles from exiting the resting phase and producing hair again. Current hair loss treatments aim to rejuvenate follicles that have entered the resting phase by blocking the effects of DHT.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
At the start of a PRP Therapy appointment, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn. The blood is then centrifuged to separate the blood cells and create a serum rich in growth factors. This PRP serum is distributed to the scalp through a series of injections, providing hair follicles with a fresh boost of growth factors. The targeted area of the scalp is then treated using a microneedling device that induces the body’s natural wound response without causing actual injury. The patient is numbed with topical anesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
PRP Therapy has been shown to slow down or even stop hair loss by keeping hair follicles healthy and active. PRP Therapy is FDA-approved and works best for patients who are treated with Dr. Arocha’s recommended number of sessions. Patients might need more than one session. In fact, the average patient undergoes three PRP sessions. Side effects from this exciting new procedure are minimal and downtime is nonexistent. PRP Therapy can also be used to complement hair transplants by accelerating healing and promoting faster hair growth.
Arocha Hair Restoration and Transplant Center
If your hereditary hair loss has affected your appearance and harmed your self-confidence, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Arocha to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP hair restoration treatments. Call us today at 713-526-HAIR or 713-526-4247 to book your appointment.