Have you noticed your hair thinning over time? A revolutionary treatment called PRP therapy can help, and it’s among the services provided by Mohitkumar Ardeshana, MD, of Claremont Medical Center in Claremont, California, and service Upland, CA and Pomona, CA. There’s no need to accept hair loss as an inevitable part of growing older when there are treatments that can help. Book your visit with Dr. Ardeshana today to get started.
Numerous things can lead to hair loss in both women and men. Some of those causes are within your control, while others are not.
A few of the factors that can lead to hair loss include:
If you notice hair loss, ask Dr. Ardeshana which treatments are right for you.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a powerful formulation of your own blood. The process requires just a small blood draw, similar to the amount taken during blood testing. That sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate the liquids from the solids, then the platelets are placed back into the now-cleared plasma.
Your platelets are what causes your blood to clot and also contain special proteins called growth factors. Those growth factors spark cellular turnover and prolong your hair’s active growth phase.
Platelet-rich plasma enhances circulation, helping your hair follicles get the nourishment they need to thrive. PPR also reduces inflammation, which is a component of hair loss.
This hair loss treatment is a great fit for many men and women, but there are cases when a different treatment option might be needed. If you have thyroid disease, lupus, cancer, metabolic disorder, chronic liver disease, or certain other medical conditions, you might not be a good candidate.
Certain medications can also make PRP a less-effective treatment. Blood thinners are one example, but there are other drugs that can pose a problem.
Platelet-rich plasma is a better treatment for recent hair loss than for hair follicles that have been dormant for many years. If you’ve been struggling with hair loss for more than five years, this approach might not be as effective as you’d like.
Once the PRP solution is ready, Dr. Ardeshana administers a series of injections in the areas of your scalp where new hair growth is desired. That process can include 30 or more shallow injections.
PRP injections are placed using a very thin needle. Your provider takes care not to penetrate deeply into your tissue. There’s no need for anesthesia, and the process is not significantly uncomfortable. From start to finish your treatment usually takes around 20 minutes.
It takes a while to begin to see results. After a few weeks, the treated hair follicles will begin to grow new hair, and you’ll begin to see improved regrowth. It takes a series of treatments to achieve optimal results, with a three-month waiting period between sessions.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ardeshana will evaluate your scalp and advise you on the treatment schedule and how many sessions you might need. If you’d like to learn more about PRP hair loss therapy, schedule a consultation today. You can book a visit online or by calling during business hours.