Are you experiencing thinning hair and searching for ways to promote new hair growth? If so, PRP hair restoration might be a great option, and it’s one of many treatments available from Sera Ramadan, DO, and the team at Los Angeles Primary Care serving Los Angeles, California. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office in Silverlake to set up a visit or spend a few moments on the online booking page.
Everyone loses a small amount of hair each day; it’s part of the normal hair growth and shedding process. However, if you’ve noticed thinning areas or more hair in your brush or on your pillow than normal, you may be suffering from hair loss.
Many factors can contribute to hair loss. Some of the more common causes include:
Many men and women lose more hair as they grow older. Genetics plays a large role in hair loss, so if you have close family members who have thinning hair, your risk is increased.
To understand how PRP hair restoration works, it helps to learn more about the basics of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This powerful solution can do wonders in various areas of health and aesthetics, and it’s incorporated into numerous treatments, ranging from joint health to hair loss.
PRP is created from a small amount of your own blood. The blood is drawn, similar to having blood testing done, then placed in a device called a centrifuge.
The centrifuge spins the blood sample until the solid components separate from the liquid plasma. Your platelets become isolated, making them easy to gather and place back within the cleared plasma.
Platelets are the part of your blood that enables clotting function, which is critical to the healing process. Platelets also contain special proteins called growth factors, which work to hasten cell development.
PRP hair restoration delivers PRP into your scalp, where it goes to work promoting new hair growth by reducing inflammation and spurring increased circulation.
When you come in for PRP hair restoration, your practitioner begins by examining your scalp to determine which areas are in need of treatment. Next comes the blood draw and preparation of the PRP, which takes very little time.
Once the solution is ready, your practitioner draws the solution into a syringe and injects it into areas of your scalp. These injections are done using a thin needle and do not penetrate very deeply.
There is no significant discomfort associated with PRP hair restoration and no need for anesthetics or advance preparation. Once the PRP is in place, it can take weeks or even a few months to see renewed hair growth, as the growth cycles are very slow.
If you’d like to learn more about how PRP hair restoration can work for you, call the office to set up a visit or spend some time on the online booking page.