National Hair Loss Awareness Month: How PRP Can Help
August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and it’s more important than ever to reflect on the drastic, emotional and psychological effects that hair loss can have on men and women. Hair loss can be detrimental to someone’s sense of desirability, social status, self-esteem, and youthfulness. To date, there are 80 million Americans suffering from some form of hair loss.
Some recent studies have delved into just how severe the effects of hair loss can be:
- 75% of men who suffer from hair loss feel less confident
- People with hair loss are perceived as older
- Women with hair loss feel more negatively affected than men
- Hair loss can make someone feel less in control about their life
- 63% of women with alopecia have career-related problems
Although there are multiple drugs and surgical procedures available to help combat hair loss, their success rates vary. Fortunately, there’s one promising non-surgical treatment called PRP that’s being hailed as a possible key for reversing the effects of hair loss.
So What Can PRP Do For You?
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is blood plasma that’s been enriched with a concentrated amount of platelets. PRP has several properties that make it ideal for hair loss therapy: PRP contains cytokines and growth factors that stimulate healing and repair in body tissue like hair follicles. Essentially, PRP helps reverse hair loss by stimulating inactive or newly planted hair follicles into growth.
PRP can be applied by itself or in addition to a surgical hair graft to ensure its viability. Its healing properties also assist with restoring plumpness in the skin and smoothing wrinkles, scars, and fine lines. PRP has been a popular treatment for many years and has been used for:
- Sports injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Oral surgeries
- Heart surgery
How PRP Works:
- PRP is extracted from a small blood sample
- PRP is administered topically via a microneedle
- The microneedle delivers the PRP deep into the skin layers for maximum efficacy
- The microneedle stimulates the body’s repair mechanism by producing more collagen and elastin
The procedure is not only incredibly simple, but also incorporates your body’s natural repair mechanisms. PRP can do more than restore and rejuvenate your hair; you can regain your sense of self, beauty, and confidence. There changes are more than just cosmetic–your quality of life will drastically improve.
Do you want to take control over your appearance? Do you want to feel youthful again? Then contact the office of Dr. Seth Matarasso for a consultation on PRP.