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I'm Losing My Hair: Is There a Solution?

I'm Losing My Hair: Is There a Solution?

When your hair starts to fall out or look thin, it can be a real blow to your self-confidence and positive self-image. Both men and women can find themselves dealing with hair loss or thinning at some point in their lives.

At Apex Dermatology, Dr. Karin Harp, MD, FAAD, FASDS, Dr. Aria Vazirnia MD, MAS, FAAD, Kristin Rupert PA-C, Mary Hanna MSN, NP-BC, Riley McCarthy RN, Lani Keene LE, Kailey Jones LE and the team are here to help!

We have treatment options available that can restore the volume, fullness, and thickness of your hair. We focus on regenerative therapies for hair regrowth, notably platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, treatment.

Why am I losing my hair?

When you realize your hair is too thin or damaged to put up, or as you notice more and more hair each morning on your brush and less and less on your head, you might start asking yourself, why is this happening to me?

Hair loss often hits people in a vulnerable place. Ironically, while hair loss can be very stressful, too much stress may be a contributing factor to your hair loss! Hormonal changes related to aging in both men and women can also result in hair volume and texture changes, often thinning or accelerated hair loss. Men also have male pattern baldness to contend with!

Restoring your hair’s glory

Regardless of the reason for your hair loss woes, the team at Apex Dermatology has answers for your situation. In addition to medications that can help to rebalance your hormones and address hair loss, we may recommend that you try PRP treatment to restore your hair.

Using PRP to treat hair loss skips right over the particular cause of your problem, and goes to the source: your scalp, where your hair follicles produce hair. In the weeks and months after your treatment, the growth factors in the PRP stimulate hair follicles that may have previously stopped producing hair, resulting in new hair growth.

The additional blood platelet support also improves the quality of newly grown hair. New hair growth after PRP treatment is thick, full, and luxuriant, looking healthy and well-nourished.

Understanding PRP

Did you know that your PRP treatment starts with your own blood? That might sound gruesome, but it means that you’re not dealing with any foreign chemicals or substances, decreasing your risk of any kind of adverse reaction to your treatment.

Your blood is the source of your body’s natural healing capabilities. That’s why injuries bleed. The natural repair factors in blood get to work helping your body to increase the production of new cells. So, it makes sense that your blood can also be the source of powerful healing when concentrated as a treatment.

When you come in for PRP treatment, we take a sample of your blood, about the same as for any other medical blood draw. Then, we spin your blood in a centrifuge, so that the platelet-rich plasma separates from the other components of your blood. We discard those, as it’s just the concentrated PRP we’re after.

Then, your provider at Apex Dermatology returns the PRP to the treatment area on your scalp in the form of targeted injections. For best hair regrowth results, plan on a series of four spaced-out monthly PRP treatments.

Learn more about how PRP could solve your hair loss woes! Contact the Apex Dermatology team today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now. 

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