Thin hair affects men and women of all ages, and it can be a frustrating condition. PRP is a medication-free treatment option that restores thinning hair. This treatment uses platelets found in your own blood to stimulate scalp health and hair growth. PRP works alone or with other hair restoration treatments to help you regain your confidence.
What Causes Thin Hair?
Many factors contribute to hair loss, including hormones, medications, age, and overall health. Genetics play a strong role in when your hair starts to thin and in what pattern. The most common form of hair loss is called male-pattern baldness, which includes a receding hairline. Women are more likely to experience overall thinning and more visible scalp when the hair is parted.
How to Restore Thin Hair and a Receding Hairline
You have several treatment options for restoring your thinning hair. No one treatment is right for everyone, and you may benefit from combining them. At Willow Aesthetics, we offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for hair restoration. This treatment separates your blood into layers and lets your provider extract a layer rich in platelets, part of the body’s healing system. This PRP is injected into your scalp, where it improves blood flow and stimulates hair follicle activity.
How Does PRP Treat Thin Hair?
PRP has beneficial effects almost anywhere in the body. When injected into the scalp, it provides a flood of healing and growth factors. Some of these factors signal hair follicles to become more active. Others trigger the growth of new blood vessels to supply more oxygen to the scalp. At Willow Aesthetic, we use the Eclipse PRP® System to provide the most platelet-rich, effective PRP. This system is only available through medical professionals, unlike the less effective ones used by some PRP providers.
What Can I Expect After PRP Treatment?
You will receive a series of injections into your scalp, and the area may feel somewhat sensitive for a few days. Your provider will give you instructions on when and how to resume getting water on your scalp and using shampoo or styling products. After the PRP has started to work, you can resume your usual hair routine.
What Results Will I See With PRP for Thin Hair?
You will receive a series of PRP treatments to start the hair restoration process, followed by occasional maintenance treatments. We will customize a treatment plan based on your needs. Many people receive several treatments a few weeks apart. These are followed by maintenance treatments three to six months apart. You can start to see gradual improvements as thicker, fuller-looking hair grows from treated follicles. Results will vary, but we offer our unique Willow Aesthetics guarantee. If you do not see visible results, we will treat the area one more time at no cost to you.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP?
PRP uses your own blood to treat your thinning hair. It uses no medications or other ingredients that could trigger a reaction.Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our providers and find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment. PRP is safe for men and women, people taking hair loss medication, and those receiving hormonal treatments. It may not be a good option for those with certain bleeding, clotting, or autoimmune conditions.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about hair restoration? Schedule your consultation with Willow Aesthetics today by calling our office at (210) 267-8882 or filling out the form below. We are proud to be San Antonio’s Premier Aesthetic Medical Spa.