Maybe you’ve noticed your ponytail is thinner than it used to be, or maybe more hair is collecting in your hairbrush. If your hair is thinning, you’re not alone. An estimated 80 million Americans suffer from hereditary hair thinning or hair loss.
Hair thinning is a common condition, but it can be embarrassing for many people. Losing hair can make you feel older or make you want to hide your hair, but you shouldn’t let thinning hair interfere with your confidence.
Afia Naqvi, MD, and our team at Rénove Med Spa in Kingwood, Texas, offer the latest in hair restoration with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. If you’re embarrassed by thinning hair or hair loss, it’s time to find out if PRP therapy could be right for you.
Common causes of hair loss
The No. 1 cause of thinning hair and hair loss is genetics. Hereditary hair loss runs in families. If you have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who’s experienced hair loss, you’re more likely to as well.
Male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness are common with hereditary hair loss. Male-pattern baldness develops as receding hairlines and loss of hair on the back or top of the head. Female-pattern baldness is thinning hair across the whole head.
Sometimes, people experience temporary hair loss. Chemotherapy as a part of cancer treatment or hormonal changes that come along with pregnancy or a thyroid disorder can cause hair loss. When hormones return to normal, hair often regrows naturally.
PRP therapy may not be recommended for patients with temporary hair loss. However, PRP therapy can be a great option to restore hair that’s fallen out and hasn’t grown back, including conditions like hereditary hair loss.
How PRP therapy helps thinning hair
PRP is a safe, natural treatment that boosts hair growth. The PRP solution is made from your own blood, and it doesn’t contain synthetic additives, which means there aren’t any negative side effects that come along with treatment.
To create your unique PRP solution, we take a small sample of your blood and process it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Platelets contain hundreds of growth factors and proteins that, when used to treat hair loss, stimulate hair follicles to grow and thicken hair.
Once injected into the treatment area on your scalp, PRP begins working to increase blood flow and give hair follicles nutrients that stimulate hair growth.
Personalized PRP therapy plan
Expect each treatment session to take up to an hour. There’s no downtime or recovery period required with PRP therapy for thinning hair. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, and you can return to your normal daily life as soon as you leave our office.
Dr. Naqvi creates personalized treatment plans for her Rénove Med Spa patients. The number of treatments she recommends for you depends on the severity of your hair loss. Most patients can achieve significant results with a series of one treatment per month for four months, and Dr. Naqvi may recommend maintenance treatments to enhance your results.
You don’t have to live with the embarrassment of thinning hair. Call our office or request a consultation online today to learn what PRP therapy can do for you.