Often, as you enter your college years, you find that people like yourself are experiencing a problem with hair loss. With what seems like no apparent rhyme or reason, your hair begins to fall out. Sometimes this happens slowly over a long duration, and at other times you might turn out to be the kind of person who experiences rapid hair loss. Whichever kind of hair loss you experience, it does not change the fact that losing your hair can give you cause for concern. The last thing you wanted to do was to lose that full head of hair you had during your younger years. As the hair is falling out, it can make social situations seem a little awkward. You always have this feeling that people are staring at the thinning or balding regions of your scalp. It seems so unfair at first, because your hair loss problem is not necessarily resulting from anything you did to put yourself in this situation. What is fortunate is that you do not have to be a willing victim of hair loss. You can fight back, and new advancements in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments can help you to win this battle on the road to hair rejuvenation.
What is PRP?
What medical science has learned in recent years is that your blood is filled with something termed platelet rich plasma. Or, at least, your blood can be manipulated to produce plasma that is heavily concentrated with platelets and growth factors that can be used in a wide variety of medical procedures. One area where PRP treatments are having a lot of success is in the area of hair rejuvenation. This is good news because it is relatively easy to get at the growth factors inherent inside your own blood. All a doctor has to do is extract a few vials of blood from your body, and then spin this blood up in a specialized centrifuge in their office. This process will separate out the red and white blood cells from the concentrated plasma. The plasma that is left behind is then used in a preparation that your doctor will inject into your scalp. The hope is that the growth factors in the PRP preparation will start repairing dysfunctional hair follicles and stimulate them to produce new hair growth again: your own hair growth.
Get in Touch
If you would like to give PRP hair rejuvenation a try, we encourage you to get started by making an appointment with Salameh Plastic Surgery! Here at our office in Bowling Green, KY, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain the benefits of this treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!