Let’s Talk About It: Female Hair Loss And How PRP Can Help

Explore the world of female hair loss and discover the power of PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) in restoring luscious locks. Join us as we discuss how PRP therapy can be your key to regaining confidence with your hair.

Let’s Talk About It: Female Hair Loss And How PRP Can Help

Male Pattern Baldness is a well-established medical phenomenon and, as distressing as it is for men, effective treatments and solutions are widely available in the public domain. What isn’t spoken about as frequently, however, is female hair loss. Female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, a huge number of women and yet feels way more s taboo than talking about the same problem in men

Female pattern hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss in women, but women can experience hair loss for other reasons, too, including hormonal imbalances and changes due to ageing, genetic factors, nutritional deficiency, stress, and certain medical conditions, as well as the side-effects of some medications. Some women even experience hair loss during and following pregnancy.

What makes female hair loss so difficult to deal with for many women is, firstly, the social stigma attached to losing hair in many cultures, and also a lack of resources and information about how to deal with it. So, let’s talk about it. If you are experiencing hair loss as a woman, what treatments are available, and how do you determine the best course for you?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss

One of the most effective treatments for thinning hair (as well as skin health) is PRP, standing for platelet rich plasma. Plasma is a naturally occurring substance found in your blood that contains proteins essential for healthy cell growth and rejuvenation. PRP treatment involves taking a small amount of your blood, usually no more than when you have a blood test, and extracting the plasma by use of a medical centrifuge that separates the plasma-rich protein and platelet solution from the heavier blood cells and water.

At LPA, we use the world’s leading PRP centrifuge system that allows us to spin off a 99% plasma solution – giving you access to the highest quality solution for the best and fastest results.

Prior to treatment, your scalp is thoroughly cleaned and sometimes numbed with a local anaesthetic cream to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Using a fine needle, the prepared PRP solution is then injected into the areas of your scalp where hair thinning, or loss has occurred. The injections are strategically placed to target the hair follicles and stimulate natural hair growth and cell rejuvenation.

How does PRP work?

The health of your hair is largely dependent on your hair follicles, so a course of treatment with PRP – I recommend a course of at least three treatments, with one PRP session per month – can help to stimulate blood flow to dormant or unhealthy hair follicles, improving their health and function. This in turn can lead to increased hair thickness, density, and overall hair regrowth.

Are there any side effects?

Many women experience promising long-term results from PRP, and beyond some temporary mild discomfort, redness, or swelling at the injection sites, there are very few reported side-effects. However, the effectiveness of PRP can vary from person to person and its suitability will depend on your medical history and the individual root cause of your hair loss. We recommend a consultation with one of our experienced nurse practitioners to establish if PRP treatment is appropriate for your specific situation.

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