The internet is full of “buzz words” some of which are real, while some are not so much. One of the “buzz words” surrounding the subject of hair loss is PRP for hair loss. This can be beneficial for some patients and some conditions, but not for others. So what is PRP therapy all about?
PRP therapy for hair loss in Bay Area patients is an exciting new development in hair loss technology. It is a non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who need their hair growth stimulated. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, and uses your own blood. The platelets in blood promote healing and the growth of new cells. PRP therapy has been used for over 20 years for healing in the fields of sports medicine, orthopedics, neurosurgery, oral surgery, and cosmetic and plastic surgery. In hair restoration it is used to stimulate the growth of the hair follicles.
The process is quick and simple, usually requiring only 60 – 90 minutes in the doctor’s office. First, blood is drawn from you in the same way as in a routine blood testing. It is then put into a centrifuge and spun so that only the enriched cells (platelets) remain. An anesthesia block is then given to the nerves of the scalp and the PRP is then injected into the areas of the scalp where it is needed using a fine needle. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient can drive immediately without assistance.
PRP therapy for hair loss Bay Area patients may be used on its’ own or in conjunction with other hair restoration methods. It should be noted that the results vary from one patient to another and that success cannot be guaranteed. PRP for hair loss Bay Area patients is in the early stages of development and has not yet been approved by the FDA. Although larger clinical studies are pending, the results to date are anecdotal and from case studies, but there are optimistic results in the current medical reports.
Is PRP therapy for hair loss patients in the Bay Area for you? It is the case that it cannot be used for patients with certain medical conditions, and for heavy smokers, drinkers, or those who take drugs. Dr Miguel Canales has been practicing in the field of hair restoration for many years and is happy to arrange a free consult. This will enable you to ascertain whether or not you are a suitable patient for PRP therapy and to ask any questions in order to make an informed decision. Contact his office to arrange for a no-obligation appointment.