Many treatments are available to those who face the challenging problem of thinning hair. While hair loss is normal, with most people losing between 50 and 100 hairs a day, those that find their hair thinning are losing more hair than they regrow each day. This problem is common in both men and women and can have a variety of causes. Androgenic hair loss, found in both men and women, is related to changes in hormones naturally made by your body that lead to faster shedding of hair.
PRP is obtained by separating your blood into the four parts: Red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Once separated, the platelet layer, which is rich in nutrients and growth factors, is concentrated and placed in syringes for later use.
High-quality platelet-rich plasma has been found in multiple studies to increase the quantity and thickness of hair in patients compared to placebo and is natural and safe. If you are experiencing hair loss, contact us now for an evaluation by Dr. Wallin to see if PRP or other therapies are right for you.
The most common hair loss type is male-pattern baldness, which results in a thinning of the crown or receding frontal hairline. Female-pattern baldness commonly results in a widening of the part of the hair. Alopecia Areata results from an attack of your immune system and typically causes sudden circles of hair loss. Women are more likely to have frontal fibrosing alopecia with hair loss in the frontal area. These types of hair loss are different than traction alopecia, which is caused by excessively tight hairstyles.
If you’d like to learn more about any of these options, Dr. Wallin would love to talk with you. Call us at (435) 627-8150, or reach out to us online to set up an appointment to meet one-on-one with a talented plastic surgeon.