Hair loss is an epidemic that plagues millions of Americans, beginning every year and lasting for the rest of their lives. Some people deal with it, some people fight it. Depending on the cause of your hair loss, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections may be the perfect treatment to stop hair loss and begin hair regrowth.
Hair loss can be caused by things such as medications and sickness. If this is the case, PRP will likely not work for you. These reasons for hair loss require the ‘cause’ to be corrected in order for the hair loss to be remedied. Aka, if possible and after consulting with your doctor first, stop taking your medication or take medication to get over your sickness. These causes of hair loss are far less common.
The more likely scenario is male or female pattern baldness occurring. This can begin as soon as age 30 or before, affecting 1 in 5 Americans. There is truly no current solution for correcting male and female pattern baldness besides 2 medications approved by the FDA, that the medical community claim will correct hair loss. I feel differently about these medications because they come as side effects from a drug meant to reduce the size of your prostate…hmm. It begins to change your hormones that your body has produced. Your body probably produced these hormones for a specific reason…? Here are the list of side effects from this drug messing with the internal chemistry of your body:
“While Propecia is generally well tolerated, as with all drugs side effects can occur.
• loss of interest in sex,
• trouble having an orgasm,
• abnormal ejaculation,
• swelling in your hands or feet,
• swelling or tenderness in your breasts,
• feeling like you might pass out,
• runny nose, or
• skin rash.
The sexual side effects of Propecia may continue after you stop taking it. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about these side effects. Propecia may also cause decrease in blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, and can affect the PSA blood test.”
That sounds fun. Please understand that the decisions you make for your health are truely your choice. Please research, ask questions, get second opinions and make the best informed decision you can. Often time, medication is not the answer. Platelet Rich Plasma injections allow you to harness your body's own amazing healing power and restore life to the areas that have become restricted. When it comes to hair loss, your cells become less active as they age and receive less blood supply. PRP restores ample blood supply to the scalp and the cells living there. This allows them to become active once again, restoring their ability to grow hair!
Having PRP treatments performed for hair loss involves having subdermal injections done to the scalp in the affected areas. If you are already/currently experiencing hair loss, you should expect to get 3-6 treatments based on the extent of hair loss present. If you would like to have this procedure done preventatively, or if you are in the extreme beginning stages of hair loss, 1 procedure a year will be good for you. No matter where you are in your hair loss tragedy, once you regain hair, you will want to keep on top of it by having 1 procedure a year to keep your scalp active and healthy. This is true hair treatment that works to keep your hair growing, this is PRP therapy. At Littleton PRP we use the highest quality equipment in order to get you the best possible results. We are able to concentrate platelets in your blood to 8-10x the normal physiological amounts. This is what will affect the outcomes you can expect when having PRP treatments done. When you look at cheaper machines and cheaper procedure costs, often you will be sacrificing quality and therefore the results you can expect to have. In order to get the best results possible from PRP treatments, please call Littleton PRP or schedule online to get your initial consultation set up.