There are few physical issues that impact your self-confidence as much as losing your hair. A full, thick head of hair is an important aspect of appearing youthful and attractive. Until now, treatment for hair loss was limited to hair transplants, or the use of topical or oral hair growth medications – until the discovery of PRP for hair loss.
What if we told you that there was a source of enrichment for your hair that could help to stimulate hair growth within your own body? If you are experiencing hair loss and ant to restore healthy growth, PRP hair restoration could be your answer.
Treatments for Hair Loss
Many people associate hair loss treatments with hair transplant surgery. However, modern advancements have led to non-surgical treatments to trigger new hair growth in existing follicles without incisions, surgery, or long recovery time. PRP and stem cells both occur naturally in your own body and can harness their healing power to stimulate new growth.
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, has many cosmetic and medical applications. PRP has a high concentration of healing compounds and growth factors that are known to trigger natural regeneration and healing. In
recent years PRP and stem cells have provided an alternative treatment for hair loss that diminishes the treatment time, recovery time, and tedious nature of traditional hair transplant procedures. Dr. Kimberly Lee embraces the modern advancements for treating women’s hair loss, and is proud to offer these revolutionary techniques.
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments for thinning hair is a state-of-the-art regenerative treatment to trigger hair follicles to function as they should. PRP is a blood product made by drawing a small quantity of blood, similar to a standard blood test, which is then spun in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the red blood cells from platelets and plasma. The platelet rich plasma is rich in proteins and growth factors and is then used to treat the early stages of hair loss. PRP for hair loss in Los Angeles is often used because it is both natural and minimally invasive. PRP works to harness your body’s own healing properties to stimulate a higher level of hair production and slow the advancement of hair loss.
How Does it Help Hair Loss?
When injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates hair follicles to produce hair strands. The first stage of hair loss appears as thinner, finer hairs. If you notice you are shedding a great deal of hair, have finer hair, or see the part in your hair is widening, it is critical that you act now. The earlier your hair loss is treated with PRP, the better the results.
How does PRP stimulate hair growth?
PRP is packed full of growth factors, which send a signal to your body to begin the natural healing process. When concentrated into this powerful healing serum, your body's natural healing response signals dying or dormant hair follicles to once again produce healthy, thick strands of hair. The PRP is injected into the scalp or used in conjunction with microneedling. When injected, the serum stimulates the stem cells in the dormant hair follicles and encourages new growth.
What You Need to Know About Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- Certain hairstyles
- Significant physical or emotional stress
- Some medications, supplements, or cancer treatments
- Medical conditions like alopecia areata
- Hormonal changes
- Substantial weight loss
Women tend to associate their hair with feminine beauty, and hair loss can negatively impact self-
esteem and make you feel that you are less attractive. Big life events like pregnancy are associated with
some of the greatest joys of life, but the dramatic hormonal changes lead to an unwelcome surprise –
significant hair shedding or even balding areas, often visible at the hair part.
How does hair loss differ between men and women?
Hair loss occurs in most cases over time, but it manifests differently for men and women. Men often experience what is referred to as male-pattern baldness while women tend to experience an all-over thinning.
You may notice without a full head of hair you feel less attractive, or hairstyles you normally love simply don't work anymore. If you notice that you are losing hair in the shower or your hair doesn't seem quite as voluminous as it was, it may be time to consider PRP hair loss treatments with the help of Dr. Kimberly Lee.
What Can I Expect from PRP?
Although PRP sounds intimidating because of the presence of blood, the treatment is one of the easiest ways to initiate hair growth. There are many benefits to PRP/stem cell therapy, including:
- Minimally-invasive treatment without incisions
- Topical anesthetic used for your comfort
- Well-tolerated with very few side effects
- Little to no downtime
- All-natural without additional medications or treatments
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kimberly Lee will evaluate the degree of hair loss and develop a treatment plan for you. In general, it is recommended that patients receive treatment once per month for the first three to four months, and once every six months following the initial phase.
The entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour with little to no impact upon your schedule or normal activities. Many patients are able to return to work the same day they have their procedure performed. Since PRP for hair loss uses your own blood, there is no risk of a negative reaction to the procedure.
You may experience mild soreness and redness at the injection site. You should avoid normal hair maintenance for a day or two following PRP therapy. A warm shower can help to stimulate the area and help the healing process.
Who is a Candidate for PRP for Hair Loss?
If you see excessive shedding, thinning hair, or expect to develop bald spots as you age due, keeping your hair follicles healthy and producing is important. PRP for hair loss works with your body’s regenerative processes to keep hair follicles healthy and producing. If you see the early stages of hair loss appearing, you are a candidate for this regenerative treatment. Patients who are in the early stages of hair loss take advantage of this procedure to ward off further hair loss. PRP for hair restoration may may be used in conjunction with other hair restoration treatments, based upon patient need.
How long does it take to recover from hair loss treatments?
You will likely have an easy recovery period with this non-surgical hair loss treatment. You may have some slight redness or sensitivity in the area for a short time which dissipates quickly. You can resume work, exercise, and other activities right away. After a couple of hours, you can continue your normal haircare routine, though you should refrain from chemical coloring or other harsher hair treatments for about 72 hours.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kimberly Lee?
Dr. Kimberly Lee is a respected, accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. She stays ahead of the curve on the latest developments in modern medicine and offers effective treatments for hair restoration. Maintaining a thick, healthy head of hair is important to your appearance and your feelings of self-confidence. PRP for hair loss is an exciting option for those who are genetically programmed for baldness, or who are losing an excess of hair due to other factors.