Are you suffering from hair loss? If yes, don’t worry, we have an option for you.
Alopecia or hair loss is very common. About 80% of men and 50% of women will experience it during their lifetime. After the age of 50, your likelihood of experiencing hair loss increases.
People experience hair loss for many reasons: genetics, hormonal changes, medications, and medical conditions. Vitamin deficiencies can also contribute to hair loss, these deficiencies weaken the hair strands and roots.
Luckily, there are some innovations and treatments that can help. Platelet-Rich Fibrin Hair Treatment (PRF) is a very effective treatment for hair loss.
If you or someone you know is suffering from hair loss, read on to learn about how PRF works and if it’s the right treatment for you.
Preventable Causes of Hair Loss
Lifestyle choices and habits are both contributors to a lot of our health problems, including hair loss.
Diet can be a significant factor in hair loss. Eating junk food once in a while will not do your hair any harm. But if you don’t supply your body with proper nourishment, you could end up with a vitamin or nutrient deficiency. These deficiencies are responsible for thinning hair.
Hair products can sometimes be the culprits of hair loss. Non-natural shampoos and conditioners are loaded with chemicals that are harsh on our hair and scalp. Gels and sprays add even more chemicals to our hair. If you think your hair products might be the cause of your hair loss, switch to organic, all-natural products.
Bleaching your hair can be fun and safe when done in moderation with a professional. However, over-bleaching can put a lot of stress on your hair and cause a lot of damage.
Overbleached hair is more dry, brittle, and inelastic. When your hair is damaged by over bleaching, you may also see an increase in hair loss. Damaged hair is weaker than healthy hair and falls out more easily.
The heat from styling tools can dry out your hair as well. When used in moderation, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have a little fun with styling. But if you overuse heat on your hair, you may notice some thinning.
If you’re experiencing hair loss, consider if these reasons may be affecting your hair and scalp health.
When it’s Time to Seek Medical Treatment
While some preventable causes of hair loss can be stopped, and natural growth may occur, this is often not the case. If the hair and scalp have been damaged too severely, you may not see a lot of natural regrowth.
If your hair loss is caused by genetics, medical issues, or alopecia, you will not see natural hair growth. If you would like to address your hair loss for either of these situations, you will need to seek medical treatment.
Luckily, PRF is a safe and effective treatment for hair loss.
What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin Hair Restoration?
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Hair Restoration uses platelets and white blood cells from your own blood to stimulate cell repair and growth on your scalp.
First, a blood sample is taken from the patient’s body. A device called a centrifuge spins the blood to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood.
The blood is spun at a low speed, so it doesn’t separate the blood cells completely. This allows some of the white blood cells, stem cell, and fibrin to remain in the platelet-rich layer. This becomes the PRF solution.
The PRF solution is injected into the scalp, focusing on the area where baldness appears or hair follicles are thinner. The whole process of injecting the solution takes about 30 minutes in total.
This whole process might sound a little scary, but it’s very similar to getting a blood test and a flu shot at a doctor’s office.
Is Platelet-Rich Fibrin Hair Restoration Effective?
Male and female pattern baldness happens when hair follicles begin to contract and die due to a lack of blood supply and nourishment.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin Hair Restoration increases collagen production and stimulates blood flow. This increases blood flow to hair follicles while strengthening the cells and providing them with more nourishment.
All of these benefits work together to stimulate and enhance hair growth.
Who Can Benefit from PRF?
While anyone experiencing hair loss can benefit from PRF, people who are still in the early stages of hair loss typically have the best results. PRF has also been shown to be very effective for people experiencing androgenic alopecia.
The platelets present in Platelet-Rich Fibrin Hair Treatment solution contain proteins (called fibrin) and growth factors that boost collagen production and regenerate damaged tissue.
So no matter the cause of your hair loss, PRF will help regenerate your hair follicles. White blood cells present in the solution improve tissue growth, and fibrin allows the attachment of growth factors and increases the development of healthy cells.
Your stem cells aid cell growth and encourage the production of new cells, playing a major role in regenerating the damaged scalp tissue.
How Many Treatment Sessions Do You Need?
Platelet-rich Fibrin Hair Treatment takes time, and a single injection is not enough to stop hair loss. Your specialist will recommend the duration of treatment depending on the condition of your hair follicles.
PRF treatments are done once a month for approximately three to six months. When the treatments start to take effect, you will notice a decrease in hair shedding. As you continue with the treatment, you will see real hair growth.
Why is PRF for Hair Loss a Better Option than Other Treatments?
Platelet-rich Fibrin Hair Treatment is a non-invasive treatment. The procedure is safe, and no synthetic products are injected into the scalp. Because the PRF solution is extracted from your own body so it won’t cause any allergic reaction, disease, or contamination.
PRF is also very cost-effective, especially compared to some hair loss treatments. These quick and easy injections have a low cost-to-benefit ratio.
There is virtually no aftercare or recovery time. Some patients report mild discomfort, but in general, the process is quick and pain-free. You may have some redness around the injection areas for a few hours after a session.
Take Action to Prevent Further Hair Loss
It’s crucial to start PRF treatments as soon as possible. Because PRF benefits people in the early stages of hair loss, be careful not to wait too long. It’s important to treat hair loss as quickly as possible to gain the most effective result.
If you have questions about PRF, contact the expert staff at Blu Cocoon, or come by our San Jose location. If you’re ready to address your hair loss, book an appointment today. For updates, inspiration, and more treatment photos, follow us on Instagram.