It’s a common scenario. And it’s easy to get freaked out.
You start seeing globs of hair in the shower drain.
The truth is, hair loss can be scary! It’s an important part of a person’s identity. And, it affects both men AND women. So, forget the sexist myth that hair loss is a man’s problem.
“About 40–50% of women are affected by hair thinning,” says Nicole Rogers, MD, a hair transplant surgeon and board-certified dermatologist based in New Orleans.
In fact, about 50% of all women experience female pattern hair loss (yes, that exists) by age 50. The hair loss usually involves diffuse thinning right on top of the head. Decreased density on top of the head or even a widening part is a common sign of hair loss in women. It could be inherited or sparked by hormone changes or everyday aging.
For men, male pattern baldness has always been a common dilemma. About 30% experience significant balding by age 30. That number increases to about 50% by age 50!
Given our cultural focus on physical appearance, youth, and health, it’s understandable how hair loss can be traumatic for both men and women. While it’s a fact that the market is filled with hair-enhancing treatments, recent scientific research and technology has provided the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing, and by association, new ways to treat hair loss.
PRP is an affective, all-natural way to stimulate hair follicle growth.
As a result of these scientific studies, leading edge institutions like Guyer Institute are now offering hair restoration treatments using the amazing regenerative power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). http://www.guyerinstitute.com
First approved by the FDA 30 years ago for advanced wound healing, PRP has become an affective, natural treatment for hair growth. And, when combined with micro-needling treatment, the results are even more effective.
PRP- the “healing power” within our blood!
The process is simple. At Guyer Institute, we harvest a patients own PRP by drawing their blood, using a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood cells, all within a few minutes.
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets). The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood.
It’s the protein growth factors of PRP that are the key
Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. In fact, separating PRP by centrifuge can result in a concentration of these growth factors 5 to 10 times greater than what is naturally found in the blood.
The application of PRP to the scalp involves two steps
The application of the PRP with highly concentrated growth factors to the dermis is a two-step process. First, after the skin of the scalp has been numbed, Dr. Guyer uses a very short fine needle to inject the PRP into the scalp.
Then, an additional application of PRP is applied externally to the scalp, followed immediately by a micro-needling treatment to the same area of the scalp.
The combination of the direct injections along with the additional penetration of PRP that can be achieved by using MD Pen micro-needling guarantees the maximum growth factors are embedded into the scalp where hair regeneration is needed. This will boost collagen production in the tissues and can revive shrinking hair follicles.
While this treatment cannot make hair grow where the follicles have already died, it can regenerate weak follicles to grow hair once again thereby achieving a thickening of hair in areas that previously were thinning.
Additional treatments can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks for a total of 3 procedures. Maintenance would then be one treatment once or twice a year for most clients.
So, if you are faced with thinning hair, put the regenerative power of your own blood to use. PRP can renew weak hair follicles, giving you a thicker head of hair once again.