It’s National Hair Loss Awareness Month, the perfect time to reflect on what it means to be one of the millions of American men and women affected by hair loss. There are quite a few interesting facts about hair loss in America: while most people would probably imagine that the typical hair loss sufferer as a middle-aged man, more than 40% of hair loss sufferers are women. Several studies have also shown that as much as 225 million dollars is spent yearly on hair loss medications and creams like Rogaine, and another 60 million dollars is spent on vitamins and supplements that claim to promote hair growth.
What Kind of Hair Loss Treatments Are Available?
There are so many different kinds of these products available, but their efficacy is questionable. For instance, a lot of creams, shampoos, and lotions only create an illusion of fuller hair by using a degreaser. Users of prescription-strength hair loss medications like Rogaine have testified that they only deliver minimal results. Other medications in pill form, like Propecia, have possible adverse side effects on body chemistry.
While it’s not surprising that so much time and money is being spent to combat hair loss, it’s important to make sure that people know about newer treatments that are effective, efficient, and look natural.
What’s PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
PRP, also known as platelet rich plasma, is a new treatment for skin rejuvenation, scar healing, and best of all, hair regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma is made by extracting plasma and platelets from a small sample of your own blood. PRP is then delivered directly into the scalp to target the hair follicles.
What’s the Science Behind This?
Platelets are important components of our blood that contain growth factors and cytokines (insert phonetic?). Growth factors and cytokines work by stimulating skin healing by encouraging collagen and elastin growth. In essence, PRP helps reverse hair loss by stimulating inactive hair follicles and encouraging growth from newly planted ones.
Where Can I Try PRP?
Key Laser specializes in regenerative research and innovative new treatments like PRP therapy. A PRP treatment from Key Laser means a full head of hair that’s entirely yours, naturally grown by your own body. Other hair loss treatments might offer empty promises of a full, natural head of hair. But if you’re interested in getting a revolutionary treatment guaranteed to use your body’s own healing mechanisms, then contact Key Laser for a consultation on PRP therapy consultation.