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Bothered by Hair Loss? Consider PRP Therapy

Bothered by Hair Loss? Consider PRP Therapy

When many people think about an aging appearance, they imagine wrinkles and a few additional pounds around the waist. However, hair loss can be an issue for both men and women. Fortunately, help is available, including treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Here at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton, California, Dr. Carmelo Plateroti and our top-notch team provide treatment for a wide range of dermatologic and aesthetic concerns such as hair loss. We bring over 30 years of experience and a unique approach that mixes innovative Western medicine protocols with successful holistic approaches to help you look and feel your best.

Hair loss

Over 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States suffer from androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss. Male pattern baldness can start any time after puberty and worsen over time. In women, hair tends to thin all over the head and often occurs hand-in-hand with aging.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy has been employed for over 30 years to help heal injuries to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. More recently, it has been added to the arsenal to treat skin issues and hair loss using the belief that it can encourage natural hair growth and maintain it through an increased blood supply to the hair follicle.

Blood consists of four components: white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Each plays an important role with platelets encouraging cell growth and regeneration. In PRP therapy, platelets are concentrated to five times the normal level found in blood.

The process

PRP therapy uses the individual's own blood, and the procedure begins with a small amount of blood being drawn. Next, it is placed in a centrifuge that spins at a high speed to separate the different parts and obtain the platelet-rich plasma. Finally, the PRP is injected in various places in the scalp where hair loss has occurred.

Each individual is different, and a customized treatment plan is developed often involving several initial treatments followed by periodic maintenance sessions. For some people, the best results are seen when platelet-rich plasma therapy is used in conjunction with other treatments.

Whether you're a man watching your hairline recede or a woman suffering from hair that is growing thinner and thinner, platelet-rich plasma therapy can help. Click our request appointment button today, or call us at 805-434-2526 to find out how platelet-rich plasma therapy can help.

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