Hair loss can be devastating to a person’s self-esteem. Contrary to popular belief, hair loss is not strictly a male disease; around 40% of people in the U.S. who suffer from hair loss are women.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections have been known to successfully repair bone and soft tissue by releasing various proteins, steroids, hormones, and cytokines. These healing agents can be directed at hair follicles to stimulate hair regrowth naturally.
How exactly do they help with hair loss?
Hair usually thins as a result of your genetics and the overall aging process. But it can also be the result of illness, acute stress, and in women, it is commonly associated with hormonal imbalances from menopause and pregnancy.
These factors affect the hair’s growing process, slowing and stopping the follicle regeneration, and also affecting the quality and strength of the hair. PRP and stem cell injections greatly increase the blood circulation to the hair follicles and thus deliver growth factors and nutrients to the scalp.
No matter the cause of the loss and thinning of hair, regenerative injections are effective in stimulating the natural the process of regrowth and strengthening of the hair.
PRP injections have shown to provide better, longer-lasting results in clinical trials than drugs such as minoxidil for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, or so-called “male pattern baldness.” Recently, PRP has even been integrated into existing hair transplant surgery as both a medium for graft storage and as a growth and survival treatment for the new grafts.
What’s the science behind hair regrowth?
Hair follicles have a niche for mature stem cells (hair follicular stem cells or HFSCs). This niche is called the “bulge.” HFSCs take part in the regeneration of epidermal cells and the structure of hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Stem cells in the bulge self-regenerate between the telogen (resting) and anagen (growing) phase, creating germinal matrix cells which subsequently proliferate to form the hair matrix. By signaling and stimulating these stem cells, the body can grow healthier and stronger hair follicles.
Don’t suffer in silence. Give lotions, creams, and shampoos a break. Regenerative injections are proven to be safe treatments to help regrow strong, healthy, and lustrous hair. Call us to discuss your options.