Wigs, hairpieces, and combovers might conceal the bald or thinning parts of your scalp, but you’d probably prefer natural hair growth over any other alternative. Visage at the Vein Clinic, located in El Centro, Santa Barbara, and Murrieta, California, serving the Imperial Valley and Temecula Valley, offers hair loss treatments with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as well as nutritional options like vitamin-rich foams for your scalp. To find out if your hair loss is treatable, schedule an appointment by phone or book online with Seung Gwon, MD, FACS, Susan Hahm, MD, FACS and their team today.
Hair loss might not result in complete baldness, but even patches of missing hair on your scalp can have a major impact on your self-esteem and cause you to take steps to hide the evidence. Hair loss often happens because of your genetics, like male- or female-pattern baldness.
Other possible causes of hair loss have little or nothing to do with your genetics. You might start to lose hair because of:
The most common type of hair loss is male-pattern baldness and can start as a receding hairline or a bald spot on the top of the head. On the contrary, women who lose hair because of their heredity develop thinning areas all over the scalp.
In some instances, hair loss is treatable. Visage at the Vein Clinic offers a couple of different options to rejuvenate your follicles and promote your natural hair growth. To make sure you’re a candidate, be sure to list any medications you take and active health conditions you know you have during the consultation.
If they determine you’re a good candidate, the team at Visage at the Vein Clinic may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss. PRP is made by processing a sample of your blood in a centrifuge. It’s rich in growth factors and includes platelets suspended in liquid plasma.
PRP injections to the scalp can naturally stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to your follicles to boost their functioning.
The team might suggest combining PRP with other approaches, like vitamin-rich foams available for purchase at Visage at the Vein Clinic.
Hair growth is a slow process even without hair loss, so it can take some time to see results from your treatments and home efforts. If the treatment works for you, you will see increased fullness and thickness in the treated area in as little as 4-6 weeks. You will see new hair growth in 12 weeks. By the three and a half month mark, the effects are more apparent.
Since your follicles go through cycles of growth and dormancy, it’s likely you need several injection sessions for the fullness you’d like to see. The team helps you plan your sessions one month apart to allow some time for hair to start growing.
PRP treatments for hair loss can result in natural hair growth for many. To find out more about the treatment process, call Visage at the Vein Clinic, or request an appointment online for a consultation today.