Having a head of full, healthy hair will make anyone look youthful and attractive. If you would like to reverse your hair loss and improve your appearance, you should consider receiving a hair loss treatment at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas. We can use sophisticated platelet-rich plasma treatments to regrow your hair.
Are You a Candidate for Hair Loss Treatment?
If your hair is becoming thinner or you have noticed bald patches appearing on your head, you are likely to be a good candidate for a hair loss treatment. Our platelet-rich plasma technique, commonly known as PRP, is a fantastic way to treat a variety of different types of hair loss. For example, this treatment can be used to correct baldness and thinning hair. In addition, receiving PRP treatments is a good way to correct genetic hair loss.
We can also use this treatment to correct alopecia areata. This frustrating immune disorder will cause you to develop hairless patches on your scalp. If you do not address this problem, you might lose all of the hair on your head. Fortunately, our PRP treatments can reverse your hair loss and minimize the size of your bald patches.
Analyzing Your Hair
Although our PRP treatments are very safe and gentle, this hair loss treatment is not suitable for everyone. To protect your safety, we will examine your scalp and discuss your medical history before you get your treatment.
Since certain health issues can prevent you from using this hair growth technique, you’ll need to tell us about any medical conditions that you have. For example, you might not be able to receive this treatment if you have a bleeding disorder. In addition, your results may be less dramatic if you have already experienced significant hair loss.
Why Am I Losing My Hair?
Your genes, beauty habits, and other factors can cause you to lose your hair.
In many cases, hair loss is caused by your genes. If you are a man who is experiencing genetic hair loss, you are likely to develop a receding hairline. You may also have bald patches on your head. If you are a woman who is suffering from this type of hair loss, your hair may become thinner and your natural part is likely to widen.
Your Beauty Habits
Certain beauty habits can damage your hair. For example, if you frequently straighten, curl, or blow-dry your hair, you might damage your strands and begin to suffer from hair loss. Wearing certain hairstyles, such as tight ponytails, can also cause you to experience this problem.
Your Health and Wellbeing
Some health conditions and life events can affect the condition of your hair. For example, if you are a woman, you might lose hair when you go through menopause or pregnancy. In addition, you could lose your hair during a period of intense stress. Further, taking certain medications or receiving specific medical procedures may cause you to develop hair loss.
What Will My PRP Treatment Be Like?
We will complete your PRP treatment during a short appointment at our office in San Antonio. We will begin the process of improving your hair by drawing a small sample of blood from your body. After we have collected your blood, we will spin this liquid in a centrifuge. Spinning your blood will allow us to isolate your platelets and create our healing PRP solution.
Next, we will apply our PRP solution to your hair follicles. We will carefully massage this solution into your body. As the PRP solution enters your tissues, it will encourage your damaged hair follicles to produce more hair. In addition, this solution will help your body create new hair follicles.
Will I Have to Take Time Off From My Schedule After I Get My PRP Treatment?
This treatment has no required downtime. As a result, you will not fall behind at work after you get this treatment. You also won’t need to take a break from your household duties or childcare responsibilities.
That said, we will advise you to eat balanced meals and avoid smoking cigarettes after you receive your PRP treatment. Taking good care of your body will improve the blood flow to your scalp and increase your chances of experiencing positive changes in your hair.
How Many PRP Treatments Will I Receive?
To achieve optimal results, you will probably need to get multiple PRP treatments. The specific number of hair loss treatments that you receive will depend on the condition of your hair, your body’s reaction to the PRP solution, your age, and other variables.
In general, we will begin by providing you with one PRP treatment every four to six weeks. As your hair continues to improve, we will gradually increase the length of time between your PRP sessions.
How Quickly Will My Hair Improve?
Since your hair will need time to grow, you shouldn’t expect to see instant improvements in your scalp. In general, your hair will become thicker and more abundant during the next four months.
Improve Your Hair
Regrowing your hair and removing your bald patches will improve your confidence and allow you to feel youthful and attractive. Our hair loss treatments use natural, minimally invasive techniques to improve the condition of your hair. If you are interested in learning more about our PRP treatments, contact us at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas.