You used to be a very outgoing person. Back in school, you were an athlete and involved in all kinds of social activities. As you moved on to college, you started to notice something a little disturbing: you began to see your hair start to fall out. It was subtle at first. There were a few hairs falling out here and a few there which you thought might be the result of your diet. Unfortunately, getting off the fast food diet and eating better did not seem to stop the hair loss that continued to plague you through your 20s. This made it awkward for you to attend social gatherings. You could see that you were clearly going bald, and it seemed like there was no way to prevent that inevitable outcome from happening. You even tried to hide your hair loss problem beneath a hat, but you knew that you needed to find a real approach to hair loss that actually reversed the problem. Unfortunately, you were not certain that anything short of hair transplant surgery could do that. Around that time, a friend told you about a more recent hair restoration procedure involving platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. This procedure seemed like the kind of approach you were looking for, seeing how easy PRP therapy presented itself as a hair loss treatment.
Getting PRP Therapy
Getting treated with PRP therapy is relatively straightforward. Unlike medical treatments that subject you to a whole lot of medications and invasive procedures, PRP injections are easy to administer and are a minimally invasive hair loss treatment. This procedure works as a result of a professional drawing a small sample of your own blood for use in the procedure. Your blood is then put into a highly specialized centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the blood plasma. This concentrated blood plasma is loaded with all kinds of growth factors that can be used to help rejuvenate and repair the malfunctioning hair follicles in your scalp. All your doctor has to do is to prepare the PRP treatment and inject it into areas where hair growth has ceased. For a lot of people who experience significant hair loss, PRP therapy has gone a long way to reverse their condition. They are often amazed to see their own follicles regrowing hair again. In addition, these individuals do not have to wait until their hair has stopped falling out to benefit from PRP therapy either.
PRP With Hair Transplant Surgery
If you are in need of hair transplant surgery to generate new hair growth in balding regions of your scalp, then PRP therapy may still prove to be useful in these situations as well. PRP injections can help to ensure that new grafted hair follicles will take root more easily, and it can also ensure an increase in hair regrowth. This basically translates to a fuller, thicker head of hair. If you think you are ready to give PRP therapy a try, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Westover Hills Dermatology! At our convenient location in San Antonio, TX, our caring and devoted professionals will be pleased to explain this hair loss treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!