Hair quality has always been considered an indicator of health – and attractiveness – in all cultures, so losing it is universally traumatic.
The American Hair Loss Association found that two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of noticeable hair loss by age 35 which will present in a receding hairline pattern - hair thinning from the crown upward. Two-thirds of women experience female-pattern baldness, which begins at the part line and slowly widens and thins out, until there's a see-through area at the top of the scalp.
If you're reading this, you're likely one of them. And you’re likely wondering why your hair is falling out in clumps.
The majority (95%) of hair loss in both men and women is caused by androgenetic alopecia (AGA) – an inherited imbalance of androgen hormones, your sex drive and hair growth regulators. Pattern baldness sufferers have a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which shrinks and shortens the lifespan of hair follicles, eventually causing them to stop producing hair.
Just because they’ve stopped producing hair doesn’t mean they can’t be stimulated to do so again. The safest, least invasive, most natural way to regenerate your hair follicles is through PRP Therapy – the extraction of growth factor laden platelets from your own blood. We’ve mastered this regenerative treatment to restore hair for our very happy patients.
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Each hair follicle on your scalp has a bulb that contains stem cells which divide faster than any other cells in your body – every 23 to 72 hours – until, age and genetics slow them down. As follicles shrink, hair grows thinner, finer, and more prone to breakage. Even after your follicles stop growing hair, however, they remain alive and open to re-stimulation via Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
This simple procedure requires drawing about two tablespoons of blood from your arm and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate powerful platelets containing growth factor proteins and exosomes, which are then injected into the balding regions of your scalp. PRP signals your hair follicle stem cells to start dividing again, so they can create fresh collagen and blood vessels. Each custom dose of PRP serum targets your follicles' hair-growing capacity, and may even stimulate brand new ones, enhancing the health and thickness of your mane.
Platelets initiate the healing cascade by releasing these growth factors:
All of these actions promote healthy, new, cellular growth to repair and regenerate scalp tissue.
For over 30 years, regenerative medicine research has enabled PRP success stories in orthopedics, dentistry, neurology, and medical aesthetics. In our new orthobiologic era surgeons are even enhancing traditional procedures with it.
Decades of literature has demonstrated the efficacy of both homologous PRP (sourced from others with the patient’s blood type) and autologous PRP (extracted from the patient’s own blood). Recently, a trial published in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon journal presented a statistically significant difference: hair density increased by 20.8% in the group that was treated with autologous PRP, and 41.76% in the group that was treated with homologous PRP1.
No reason to start balding now – no matter what your age. Allow our hair loss specialists to tap your body's natural regenerative abilities by stimulating your hair follicles with PRP Therapy. Call us at (417) 212-5101.
1. Ince B, Yildirim MEC, Dadaci M, Avunduk MC, Savaci N. Comparison of the Efficacy of Homologous and Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Treating Androgenic Alopecia. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2018 Feb;42(1):297-303. doi: 10.1007/s00266-017-1004-y. Epub 2017 Nov 3.