PRP Hair Restoration for Androgenic Alopecia
Throughout the last few decades, the field of aesthetic medicine has seen quite a resurgence, and an exponential growth in the number of interested patients. And while in years past, especially at the early onset of this exponential growth, the vast majority of procedures were seen as uniquely for women, and feminine aesthetic care issues. And while this might be the case for most procedures, in recent years the industry has developed a number of procedures to help men as well – making many newfound procedures unisex in nature. One of the most common issues men suffer from these days is hair loss, known as androgenic alopecia – and while it is also a condition women suffer from as well, it is far more common amongst men. While there have been countless methods that have been tried, and ultimately failed, one procedure has stood tall above many of the rest – this procedure is known as PRP Hair Restoration Delray Beach medical spa, Alluring Image has been able to help countless men and women suffering from lost or thinning hair, combat such issues using this brilliant platelet rich plasma procedure. When it comes to PRP Hair Restoration Delray Beach experts at Alluring Image believe in this procedure quite a bit and believe the results speak for themselves, as many men and women have been able change their lives using this method. But can it really help those men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia hair loss? Within this article, we will be exploring how exactly the procedure works and how exactly individuals might be able to regrow their lost or thinning hair.
It is important for us to examine the condition of androgenic alopecia, and PRP therapy in general, before we explore the effectiveness of PRP Hair Restoration. The fact is that about 50 million American men and 30 million women have male- or female-pattern baldness. It can begin early in life, but is much more common after the age of 50, when more than 50% of men will experience some kind of hair loss. When it comes to PRP Hair Restoration Delray Beach experts at Alluring Image make use of the ever-popular PRP therapy, or platelet rich plasma. Physicians began using PRP therapy about a decade ago to speed up the healing process in damaged joints after injury or surgery.During the treatment, a technician draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production.Doctors began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. When it comes to PRP Hair Restoration Delray Beach experts at Alluring Image will inject the plasma into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. They typically administer injections monthly for three months, then spread them out over about three or four months for up to two years. The injection schedule will depend on your genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age and hormones.
PRP Versus Other Hair Restoration Methods
The fact is that when it comes to the issue of hair loss, researchers have been searching for a ‘cure’ for years on end, and while some have certainly shown promise over the years, there is little to no concrete evidence of what works and what doesn’t. The use of certain drugs have been said to be somewhat effective over time – there are two FDA-approved medications for treating hair loss: finasteride and minoxidil. But you must take these drugs consistently over time and results are inconsistent according to the team at Alluring Image. Plus, these drugs are known for a number of different side effects, Minoxidil may cause dryness and itching on the scalp, while Finasteride may cause sexual dysfunction in men.Hair transplantation is another option, but it requires cuts in the scalp and recovery time is longer. Because it is a surgical procedure, doctors typically recommend hair transplantation only for those who have dramatic hair loss. A transplant is also more costly and leaves scars. Doctors can perform PRP therapy in conjunction to transplantation, which can provide better results with more dense hair growth – allowing the newly transplanted hair to grow far better than they otherwise would.
The fact is that if you are looking to treat androgenic alopecia with PRP Hair Restoration, you are likely to have success, more so in the earliest stages of your hair loss issues as the hair is mostly thinning and the hair loss is light. For those who might be suffering from a thyroid condition or lupus, this method will likely not be as effective. Also, for those patients who are on blood thinners, their platelets are not going to be as effective as someone who isn’t on those drugs. For more information on all there is to know about hair loss, be sure to contact Alluring Image today.