Hair Loss also known as Alopecia affects millions of men, and women every year. There are a number of causes including hormones for women after having given birth, or simply just general stress. There are also instances where disease or side effects of a medical procedure may be the cause.
However, the most common cause of Hair Loss is hereditary hair loss, affecting over 80 million men and women in the US alone,
- Male Pattern Baldness
- Female Pattern Baldness
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Thinning of Hair and Bald Patches – often beginning in the center of the head, especially in round circle patterns. Although more common in men, in women it is indicative of genetic hair loss.
- Complete Baldness
- Hair Disorders – Hereditary baldness, etc.
- Diseases, illness, or side effects from certain treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy
- Hormones and Stress
- Diet and Poor Nutrition
- Overuse of harmful hair products
PRP for Hair Loss Treatment
Hair Loss affects many people, both male and female. Whether it be a product of aging, a side effect of disease/disease treatment, or even after a surgical procedure. At LG Aesthetica we now offer a revolutionary new means of hair regrowth, using Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, technology!
The same Platelet Rich Plasma, used in certain skin care procedures, such as the treatment of wrinkles, works to help stimulate the growth of hair follicles as well. The plasma, rich in platelets, is separated from the blood, and injected into the treatment area or the area of hair loss. The PRP works by stimulating the growth of new hair cells, as well as improving the health of older hair cells.
How It Works
The PRP process begins by withdrawing blood from the body, generally anywhere from 30-60ml, depending on what is needed. The blood is then placed within a centrifuge and spun around at an extremely rapid pace. The act of spinning the blood, separates the blood from the platelets and other components. The PRP or platelet-rich plasma is then extracted and injected into the treatment area. In this instance it would be injected into the base of the hair follicle root.
The PRP treatment can be done in two ways:
1) First the PRP can be directly injected into the balding scalp. Considering PRP’s natural restorative nature and its ability to stimulate cellular repair/growth, PRP will begin to restore hair cells, and slow down the hair loss process.
2) The second method is for PRP to be injected at the site of a newly transplanted hair follicle. Again, considering PRP’s regenerative nature, it will stimulate the stem cells (dermal papilla) of the newly transplanted hair follicles and allow hair to grow thicker, stronger, and at a faster rate.