Losing Your Hair? This Can Help
In the United States, 35 million men and 21 million women are currently experiencing some extent of hair loss. These cases range in severity, from barely noticeable patches of thinning hair to large, unsightly bald spots. For many men, signs of hair loss can occur early in adulthood, resulting in obvious deterioration well before the age of 30. For women, hair loss can be exceedingly difficult to consider, with signs of degeneration causing feelings of depression and lowered self-esteem. Regardless of gender, hair loss can be an embarrassing reminder of aging and – if left unaddressed – can make sufferers look and feel much older than they should.
For years, hair loss sufferers have been experimenting with various hair restoration remedies that promise unbelievable results. These remedies have included medications, topical products, and surgical transplants. In many cases, these options show superficial and inconsistent results, which only serve to create additional frustration and uncertainty among patients.
Enter the Secret Weapon: Microneedling
Microneedling addresses hair loss by targeting problem areas and stimulating the body’s natural growth factors. Tiny needles, like those used in acupuncture therapy, penetrate the skin’s outer layer at specific depths to trigger healing processes and promote the growth of new hair follicles. The additional use of topical products, such as Omni Hair Restorative Complex, provides enhanced results by prompting increased methods for healing and rejuvenation.
Microneedling was originally developed to help reestablish the youthfulness of aged skin. Shortly after its inception, scientists discovered that the same procedure dermatologists were using to help stimulate their patients’ natural wound-healing processes was also capable of promoting accelerated growth in hair follicles. Thus, microneedling quickly popularized among hair loss sufferers because of its quick and noticeable results. Millions of men and women alike have since sought microneedling services to help restore hair loss.
Considering the range of benefits offered through microneedling (including various anti-aging uses in addition to hair restoration), the procedure itself is surprisingly simple. When our bodies experience dermal wounding, naturally occurring growth factors are triggered, activating stem cells found in the base of our hair follicles. These stem cells react to growth factors by creating new hair in areas currently experiencing nominal production. When performed in a series of treatments, microneedling can have tremendous effects on hair restoration over relatively short periods of time, making it much more efficient and viable than alternative treatment options and procedures.
Turbocharging Microneedling with PRP
PRP hair treatment is a relatively new option that turbocharges the effect of microneedling. With PRP, your own plasma is injected into the scalp through the microneedling process. This plasma contains platelets, which are natural occurring cells in our bodies that contain growth factors and proteins for the purpose of promoting tissue growth and wound healing. These growth factors stimulate the base of the hair follicles where stem cells are located, with the result being new hair that is longer and thicker.
Collecting the plasma is simple. First, 30ml to 60ml of blood is drawn from your arm. Second, your blood is placed in a centrifuge, which spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood. Third, the platelet-rich plasma is extracted and used in the microneedling process.
It can be difficult to accept the fate of hair loss, especially for women and young men. With microneedling, however, the prospects need not be as absolute and unpreventable as they have been in the past. Contact us today to find out more about microneedling and how this service can greatly reverse the effects of hair degeneration.