By age 35, 40% of men have visible hair loss, and it isn’t just a problem men face. By the time women reach age 40, roughly 40% have noticeable hair loss. Together more than 80 million men and women are dealing with some type of hair loss, from mild thinning to total baldness.
Hair can fall out for different reasons. Here at Honest Hair Restoration in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, board-certified physician and hair loss specialist Dr. Martin Maag and our team have extensive experience evaluating and treating hair loss. Dr. Maag offers men and women the latest in hair restoration technology.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe and effective procedure that reverses hair loss. Read on to learn more about the ground-breaking treatment.
Hair loss falls into several categories. Here are some of the most common causes of hair loss.
This autoimmune disease causes hair to fall out in small patches. The exact cause of the condition is unknown; however, people who have other autoimmune diseases are at a higher risk of developing alopecia areata.
Major physical stress can cause hair loss. Telogen effluvium may develop weeks after major surgery, infection, or illness. It commonly strikes after childbirth. You may notice hair on your pillow, in the shower, or in your hairbrush. While large amounts of hair may fall out, this type of hair loss is usually temporary. Telogen effluvium rarely causes bald spots. It’s typical to notice thinning, which can be significant.
Genetics is the most common cause of hair loss among men and women alike. Male-pattern baldness, which typically involves a receding hairline, a bald spot, or both, may begin as early as puberty, while female-pattern baldness most often happens later in life.
Chronic health conditions and short-term medical problems can result in hair loss. Conditions that can cause hair loss include:
PRP therapy offers an extremely effective way to reverse hair loss and restore fuller hair, naturally. This revolutionary treatment uses highly concentrated levels of blood platelets that are derived from your own blood plasma. These platelets contain powerful growth factors. These growth factors play a key role in cell regeneration and repair.
When injected into affected areas of the scalp, PRP stimulates stem cell release. As the growth factors and stem cells work synergistically to renew and revitalize high-function cells in and around the affected hair follicles, they effectively trigger new hair growth, as well as, stimulating the hair follicle to remain in the anagen phase or growth phase of the hair cycle.
Most people see significant hair regrowth after a series of three or four PRP treatments, with continued improvement following subsequent maintenance sessions.
Dr. Maag creates your personal PRP serum of concentrated growth factors by spinning your blood in a centrifuge machine that mechanically separates platelets from other blood components.
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Maag administers a local anesthetic to ensure optimal comfort from start to finish. After gently cleansing your scalp with an antibacterial wash, Dr. Maag carefully injects your PRP serum into your scalp around your dormant hair follicles.
While the number of injections you receive is determined by your individual degree of hair loss, most people require one injection per square inch in areas of thinning or receding hair. Hair regrowth usually begins within a few weeks of your first session and improves with each successive treatment.
To learn more about PRP therapy for hair loss or any of our hair restoration treatments, call now to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Maag. We are conveniently located in Lakewood Ranch, FL. You can also use our easy online scheduling tool to book your consultation at Honest Hair Restoration.