Thick, lush hair makes you feel good about yourself and is a sign of good health. If you’re a woman with thinning hair, you may wonder what’s wrong and how you can stop hair loss. Dr. Alexandra Mayer of Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a revolutionary approach to hair loss in platelet-rich plasma therapy. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn about how you can naturally restore your hair growth.
Your blood is made up of red and white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets are known for their ability to clot, but they’re also a compound of your blood that contains a large number of healing and growth factors. When a sample of your blood is spun down in a centrifuge, the platelets are concentrated into a compound known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The doctors at Ethos Integrative Medicine then inject the PRP into strategic areas of your scalp to help stop hair loss and promote regeneration of hair from the follicles. The growth factors send messages to the follicles to wake up and start functioning.
PRP therapy is ideal for women who are experiencing thinning hair. You may have patches of baldness or an overall loss of volume. People with early hair loss tend to respond the best. If you’ve had thinning or balding for a while, it may take more treatments to “wake up” the dormant follicles.
PRP hair restoration is a regenerative treatment. You need multiple treatments, usually a series of three over the course of four to six months. The doctors at Ethos Integrative Medicine create a customized plan for you, depending on the extent of your hair loss and how you respond to treatments.
It takes time for your body to stimulate the follicles and get hair growing again. Typically, you’ll start to see results in two to three months. After the treatments, you’ll first notice a decrease in hair loss. Then with time, you’ll see more regrowth and increased length of your hair.
You benefit from regular retreatments to keep the follicles stimulated and working.
Research has demonstrated positive results from PRP hair restoration therapy. PRP therapy is completely natural, so you don’t have to worry about drug reactions. Your body won’t reject the plasma, as it comes from your own body. PRP therapy doesn’t require incisions or long recovery, as hair transplants do.
To schedule a consultation and find out if PRP therapy can help your thinning hair, call the office or book an appointment online.