Suffering from Hair Loss? PRP Therapy Can Offer a Solution

Whether hair loss is hereditary or the result of shifting hormones, chronic stress, poor nutrition, an underlying illness, or harsh hair treatments, it can be distressing for men and women alike. Fortunately, with ongoing advances in aesthetic medicine, many of the most common causes of hair loss can be stopped, treated, and even reversed.

Here at Stirling Skin Care Clinic in Casper, Wyoming, we’ve had remarkable success helping men and women of all ages restore lost hair with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, a natural regenerative treatment that mobilizes your body’s own healing mechanisms to encourage hair follicle renewal. Here’s how it works.

Why am I losing my hair?

You lose some of your hair every single day as your follicles go through their continuous cycle of growth, shedding, and rest. In fact, the average person typically sheds 50-100 hairs each day.

The normal shedding process doesn’t leave you with less hair over time, because new hair is constantly growing in to replace what’s been lost. Hair loss may occur, however, when this natural growth-shedding-rest cycle is interrupted, or if your hair follicles become damaged or blocked.   

For all adults, genetics is the most common cause of balding or thinning hair. Unexpected hair loss can also be the result of certain medical conditions, including thyroid disease and anemia; rapid weight loss, poor nutrition, and chronic stress have also been shown to interrupt the normal hair follicle growth cycle.

Male-pattern baldness, which can begin as early as puberty, usually involves either a bald spot or a receding hairline. Female-pattern baldness, which generally develops during middle age or later, typically takes the form of thinning hair or a widening part. Female hormonal changes related to menopause or childbirth can also lead to hair loss.

How can PRP therapy help restore lost hair?

PRP therapy is an all-natural hair restoration treatment that uses a powerful preparation of your own biologically active blood platelets to stimulate cell growth and follicle renewal in areas of balding or thinning hair.  

To create the special hair restoration serum used in PRP therapy, we take a small amount of your own blood and mechanically separate out the platelets. Blood platelets contain hundreds of potent proteins called growth factors, which stimulate rapid regeneration and promote optimal healing.

PRP contains several times as many platelets as you’d find in normal, circulating blood. It also contains greater concentrations of your body’s most powerful growth factors, which promote the release of stem cells that help speed up the hair follicle renewal process.

PRP is an easy, minimally invasive hair loss solution for men and women who’d rather stimulate hair growth naturally, instead of resorting to medication or hair transplant surgery.

What is PRP therapy like?

At Stirling Skin Care Clinic, PRP therapy begins with a quick in-office blood draw. To separate your platelets from the other components of your blood, we spin the blood sample in a centrifuge. Once we’ve concentrated your platelets, we recombine them with a small amount of your plasma to create an injectable PRP serum.

After administering a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, we inject the PRP growth catalyst into your scalp at predetermined points. While the number of injections you need depends on your specific degree of hair loss, most patients require one PRP injection per square inch in bald spots or areas of thinning hair.

A single PRP treatment activates cellular regeneration and tissue renewal for up to six weeks, resulting in new follicles and noticeable hair regrowth. For hair loss problems that would benefit most from a series of treatments, subsequent PRP therapy sessions are scheduled about six weeks apart.

Remember, if you’ve just begun experiencing hair loss, early treatment can dramatically increase your chances of restoring a full head of hair. To find out how PRP therapy can help you, call Stirling Skin Care Clinic or book an appointment online today.

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