Hair loss is a very common occurrence that can come with the aging process. However, just because many people have problems with hair loss doesn’t mean it isn’t frustrating when it happens to you. At Laser Aesthetics of Cape Cod near Hyannis, MA, we know how frustrating hair loss can be and we are here to support you with our hair restoration treatments. At our clinic, we offer hair-thinning treatments for men and women with different types of alopecia.
What Causes Hair Loss?
The most common cause of hair loss is aging. This can often be caused by hair follicles becoming less healthy with age. Hormonal changes can cause hair follicles to shrink, and the growth process of new hairs can slow down. This can cause the hair to have a thinner shaft and to fall out more easily. As your body ages, it also begins slowing down the production of certain proteins such as collagen and elastin which can help with hair growth.
Age isn’t the only cause of hair loss. Hair loss can also come as a result of too much stress, a poor diet, certain diseases, changes in hormones, and even physical circumstances like having your hair in too tight of a ponytail. It is important to visit your doctor to find out what is causing your thinning hair. Our PRP hair restoration treatments can be an ideal way to restore hair growth for people with male or female pattern hair loss or hair loss that is caused by other factors. We can help you determine if the treatment is right for your situation.
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For many people, the other hair loss treatments that they have tried have either been ineffective, or too difficult to keep up with. For people with busy schedules, medication and supplements can be challenging to remember to take every day, and many of the products that promise results aren’t always effective.
PRP treatments can be a welcome change because not only can they help restore health to shrinking hair follicles and slow down hair loss, but they are also a convenient way to work hair loss treatments into your busy schedule.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP is a substance that is taken from your own blood to help provide regenerative and restorative benefits to a targeted area. This substance is the liquid part of your blood, called plasma mixed with a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors.
The process of harvesting PRP begins by taking one or more vials of your blood from your arm. Then it is placed into a special centrifuge that spins at a specific speed and time that allows the plasma, red blood cells, and platelets to separate into three distinct layers. Then the plasma and platelets can be separated from the red blood cells and put into syringes for injection.
How Does PRP Work For Hair Loss?
PRP has many healing and growth-stimulating properties. This type of treatment can provide several different benefits that can work together to increase the health of follicles and help them to grow stronger, healthier, and thicker hair.
One of the benefits of PRP hair thinning solutions is that it can help stimulate blood flow to the area. This benefits the skin and the hair follicles and provides additional healing. PRP can also attract stem cells. Finally, PRP can stimulate collagen and elastin production in the treatment area.
What Are the Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration Treatments?
While surgeries such as hair grafting can help to restore hair, some people are interested in less invasive options. PRP is a hair-thinning solution that doesn’t require any surgery or downtime. And since the PRP is taken from your own body, there is less risk of reactions and negative side effects.
Can Treat a Wide Variety of Patients
Many patients can benefit from hair restoration treatments using PRP. It is a hair-thinning treatment for women and men and it can be used for people with all skin types. However, some contraindications do exist such as the presence of a scalp infection, diabetes, and other specific conditions. At your consultation, we will go over all of the information we need to determine if you are a good candidate.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of having to take medication every day, PRP treatments can be a much more convenient option. You will just need to come to your in-office appointments and the thinning hair treatment will do the rest in the days or weeks to come.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Usually, more than one treatment is needed in order to achieve visible results. We recommend starting with a treatment plan of 3 treatment sessions, to begin with. We will schedule these treatments 6 weeks apart to give the PRP time to work. Then, if we determine that more treatments will be beneficial, we can schedule additional injections. Many people start to see results after 1 or 2 months and these results can last for several years.
Consultations for PRP Hair Thinning Solutions
If you are looking for hair restoration treatments that are performed in a relaxing setting, Laser Aesthetics of Cape Cod offers PRP hair thinning treatments for men and women in Hyannis, MA. At our clinic, we are known for our hospitality and the individualized care that we provide to all of our patients. For more information about our thinning hair treatments, call us today or request a consultation online.