Females suffering from hair loss experience a variety of emotional effects such as depression and loss of self-identity. However, a safe and effective treatment is available to restore thinning hair and even bald patches. With platelet rich plasma (PRP), you can regain confidence. Discover how it works and why it is a good alternative to traditional female hair loss treatments below.
Causes of Female Hair Loss
Most women experience hair loss at some point in their lives, but the vast majority believe that it occurs later in life. However, certain conditions resulting in hair loss can affect women of all ages. Hormonal disruptions caused by pregnancy and menopause can result in thinning and even bald patches.
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In addition to this, hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can cause the hair to fall out in large clumps and fail to regrow. Alopecia is another common cause of female hair loss that can be permanent or temporary. In many cases, hereditary factors can be the culprit. Regardless of what is driving your hair loss, you don’t have to settle for it.
Effects of Hair Loss in Women
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, an estimated 40 percent of American females experience noticeable signs of hair loss by age 40. The emotional toll that it can have on women can be highly destructive to your self-esteem and identity. In fact, many hair loss sufferers experience depression, anxiety and other problems as a result. Undergoing treatment can restore your confidence and help to reduce other emotional factors surrounding female hair loss.
Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is relatively new treatment for female hair loss that is gaining global popularity. With its revolutionary approach to the problem, it has proven to be a safe and highly effective alternative to traditional treatments such as hair transplants. PRP consists of concentrated blood plasma that is rich in platelets. In fact, it can contain up to five times the number of platelets normally found in circulating blood. Platelets are critical for treating hair loss in women because they contain growth factor that aid in the healing process of wounds.
Platelet cells contain critical growth factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF) that cause the blood to clot at wound sites and make it possible for the body to heal. These platelet derived growth factors have been used to aid in wound recovery and until recently, their effects on hair loss were unknown.
How it Works
PRP can restore healthy hair in women with thinning or balding areas. By injecting it into the affected site, it can stimulate growth similar to how it aids in wound healing. The roots of hair follicles must be in good health to support growth. Since the follicles survive on nutrition found in the blood, growth factor-rich blood can strengthen them, resulting in thicker, healthier looking hair.
PRP is first collected from you. This process is similar to having a standard blood test from your physician. Once it is prepared in a syringe, it is injected directly into the treatment site.
Results of PRP for Female Hair Loss
Results can vary per person, but most women notice new hair growth between six and nine months following treatment. Some may experience it in as little as two months. A single treatment of PRP can continue to produce hair growth for up to one year. However, additional treatments may be needed to achieve your desired length and fullness.
Healthy, more youthful looking hair is within your reach. To learn more about PRP if you’re a female who is suffering from female hair loss or to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, get in touch with us by calling (561) 922-9967 today!