Are you tired of trying to hide your female hair loss with creative hairstyles or hats? Have you decided to make 2020 the year you put your hair loss behind you? If so, you aren’t alone. More than 80 million Americans experience hair loss.
And losing your hair doesn’t impact only your physical appearance. Female hair loss can destroy your self-confidence and make getting ready for your day a dreaded chore each morning.
At Stirling Skin Care Clinic, we understand. Drs. Renee and Cory Stirling and our entire care team understand how distressing noticeable hair loss can be for women. That’s why we offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for women in the Casper, Wyoming, area.
Read on to learn more about PRP therapy, a cutting-edge solution to female hair loss, and find out if it’s the solution you’ve been seeking.
Why do women lose hair?
Although people tend to think of hair loss as a male problem, more than 50% of women experience some form of noticeable hair loss. In fact, about 30 million women in the US have female-pattern hair loss (FPHL).
Although anyone can experience hair loss, certain women are at higher risk. Here are the top reasons women lose hair:
1. Family history
If there’s a history of hair loss in your family, either from your mother or father, there’s an increased chance that you’ll have hair loss, too. There’s nothing you can do to change your genetics, but PRP treatment is highly effective at reversing hereditary hair loss.
2. Wearing certain hairstyles
When you wear your hair in a way that pulls on roots, like tight braids, cornrows, or ponytails, you increase your risk of developing traction alopecia, or hair loss due to the force of the pull. If you wear your hair in these styles frequently, you increase the risk of damaging the hair follicles, creating permanent hair loss.
3. Physical stress
When you have a baby, lose lots of weight in a short period of time, undergo complicated surgery, or suffer from an illness, your body is stressed. This can trigger female hair loss and includes menopause, which shocks the body with a host of hormone changes.
What is PRP therapy?
Using your own platelets, the cells in your blood that contain nutrients and growth factors, PRP therapy encourages new cell production. During your PRP therapy session, a medical team member draws a small amount of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate your platelets. This separation creates the platelet-rich plasma used for treatment. Dr. Renee or Cory Stirling then injects the PRP solution into the areas marked for treatment,
PRP therapy treatment sessions are quick, usually no longer than 30 minutes. And since no downtime is required, you can get back to your day immediately. What’s more? Risks are minimal since we use your own blood. Side effects are typically limited to irritation or soreness at the injection site and mild discomfort.
Everyone’s needs are different, and each PRP treatment plan is custom-tailored. Dr. Renee or Cory Stirling works with you to create an individualized plan for your unique goals. Most of our patients get monthly treatments for two to three months and a booster after six months to ensure results last.
How does PRP therapy treat female hair loss?
The PRP solution is chock full of growth factors, which help stimulate new hair follicles. The high concentration of platelets in the plasma cells extend the growing phase of the hair cycle, leading to new hair growth in locations that were thinning or bald before treatment.
Although PRP therapy is extremely effective, it’s important to note that results don’t happen overnight. New hair grows in gradually, and most of our patients enjoy noticeable results after about two or three months.
Who is eligible for PRP therapy?
Before treatment, Dr. Renee or Cory Stirling evaluates your overall health as well as your hair loss symptoms. Almost all healthy people are eligible for PRP therapy, and it’s considered safe for most adults experiencing hair loss.
PRP therapy may be especially effective at reversing your hair loss if it’s genetically based. The treatment may not be the best choice if you have certain medical conditions, like lupus, thyroid disease, a bleeding disorder, or skin cancer. At Stirling Skin Care Clinic, we discuss the best options for your unique situation.
Ready to stop suffering from female hair loss?
Make 2020 the year you stop suffering from female hair loss. Learn more about PRP therapy and what it can do for you by contacting the compassionate team at Stirling Skin Care Clinic.