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Is There A Proven Way To Grow Hair?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair loss is often exceedingly distressing and stressful for people who experience it, especially at a younger age. Therefore, many are willing to try various methods to grow their hair back and maintain it. A frequently asked question our PRP hair experts get is, “Is there a proven way to grow hair?”

Technically, no, no hair growth treatment, medication, or procedure is going to work for everyone. However, depending on the cause of hair loss, the extent of hair loss, and the age of the patient, there are hair restoration solutions with a good chance of working. Let’s look at some of the most effective hair restoration techniques.

PRP hair restoration is perfect for patients under 35 who are experiencing the earlier stages of genetic hair loss. It can slow the process and reverse some of the miniaturizations of the hair follicles. For older patients or those in more advanced stages, PRP may not be the best option. At a certain point, hair transplant surgery is the best option.

Hair loss medications are also effective for many patients. They can also be used alongside PRP hair restoration for the best results. To learn more about the right hair restoration method for you, schedule a consultation by calling 206-279-2112 or reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Why Is Hair Loss More Common Among Men?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Men and women both suffer hair loss for a variety of reasons. However, when it comes to age-related and genetic hair loss, men tend to have it much worse. Women can certainly experience genetic hair loss, but it is less common. So, why is hair loss more common among men?

The reason that genetic hair loss affects men more than women comes down to a testosterone-related hormone known as dihydrotestosterone. Men and women have this hormone, but it is in much higher levels in men. Having higher levels of DHT, or other genetic factors can cause the hormone to attack the hair follicles. This makes them smaller and damages them, which causes the hair to fall out and no hair to grow back in its place.

The hair follicles most susceptible to DNT are those along the front and top of the head. This is why a receding hairline and loss of hair on the top of the head are the hallmarks of male pattern baldness. And, thus, this is why hair from the side and back of the head–which are resistant or less susceptible to DHT–are used as donor hairs during a hair transplant.

PRP can also help reverse the damage and miniaturization of hair follicles to slow the process of genetic hair loss. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or online form.

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Is PRP Recommended After Hair Transplant?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma hair restoration is normally recommended for younger patients beginning to experience hair loss. However, it can be used in other circumstances such as helping restore hair following cancer treatment or for hairline restoration. Many surgeons are now performing PRP hair injections following hair transplants. Is PRP recommended after hair transplant?

Hair transplant surgery is often the last resort for cosmetic hair restoration. It can address larger areas of hair loss than any non-surgical method. However, it is not uncommon for doctors to recommend continuing non-surgical hair therapies such as medications, laser therapy, or PRP. 

In the case of PRP, it can help the healing in the area as well as repair damaged hair follicles. It can help hair come back quicker, thicker, and maintain the hair following surgery. While a hair transplant does last longer and has a lower chance of falling out, PRP prevents future hair loss following a transplantation procedure.

To learn more, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using chat or contact form.

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Does PRP Block DHT?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is a reproductive hormone found in men and women. Though, it is more associated with men and found in higher levels in men. While DHT is actually vital for hair growth around the body, it can end up miniaturizing the hair follicles on the scalp and cause pattern baldness. Your DHT levels do not need to be elevated to this, it all depends on the receptors and genetics. So, since PRP is an effective hair loss treatment, does PRP block DHT?

Platelet rich plasma does not block the production of DHT, but rather reverses its effects of it. Since DHT miniaturizes the hair follicles, PRP restores them to their normal size. This process does take time and is ongoing, which is why most PRP patients benefit from yearly PRP injection sessions to maintain their results.

Inhibiting DHT altogether is not recommended for all patients, especially women. Therefore, PRP and other non-surgical hair restoration treatments offer an effective way to reverse and slow the effects of DHT hair loss.

To learn more about PRP hair restoration and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Can PRP Make Your Hair Worse?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Injections of platelet rich plasma are slowly becoming one of the most sought after hair restoration procedures. Though, many patients have questions about platelet rich plasma since many do not know much about it. Understandably, many have concerns as well. Let’s touch on a common one, “Can PRP make your hair worse?”

While it is possible for PRP injections to make hair worse, this is exceptionally unlikely and almost never heard of. It is more likely that they will have little to no effect. The injections, while they do perforate the skin, are no more invasive than any other needle prick you receive as part of a medical procedure. Therefore, this carries little risk of permanently damaging the scalp.

As mentioned, the most likely negative outcome is that PRP simply has no effect on hair regrowth. Though, studies have shown PRP to be at least as effective, if not more effective than already trusted hair growth agents like minoxidil. Your provider can discuss the specifics of PRP hair restoration during a consultation.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat and contact form.

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Is PRP Better Than Minoxidil?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

When it comes to non-surgical hair restoration options, one of the most well known is a medication known as minoxidil. Applied topically, it stimulates hair regrowth and can counteract pattern baldness. However, while minoxidil has been around for decades, PRP treatment for hair loss has only been commonly performed for about a decade. Is PRP better than minoxidil?

It depends on the person, extent of hair loss, and various other factors. For many people who have tried minoxidil and not found success, adding PRP injections or using them instead often will yield better results. Ultimately, our hair experts recommend trying multiple options to see what provides the best results.

While many people find great success with one method over the other, it is also possible to combine them. Combining PRP hair restoration and minoxidil treatment will often increase and positively influence the results of the other. It is not always necessary to use them together, however. Discuss what you have tried in the past and anything you currently use for hair restoration during your consultation appointment. 

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair Growth?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma is becoming one of the most sought after and effective non-surgical hair restoration methods available. PRP hair restoration involves injections of platelet rich plasma into the scalp to induce collagen production, healing, and ultimately hair regrowth. Rarely, patients see the results they want after one round of injections. How many PRP sessions are needed for hair growth?

On average, patients begin to see hair regrowth after their second or third session. This is because platelet rich plasma induces the body’s healing process. The healing process needs time to work, which is why it often takes so long to see the first results. Beyond that, patients tend to see more substantial results in four to six treatments.

The number of sessions necessary will vary from patient to patient. Some may see hair growth following the first session, while others may take more sessions to see results. It is also recommended that patients have yearly touch-up sessions. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Does PRP Work For Frontal Hair Loss?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Frontal hair loss is most common in men experiencing male pattern baldness. Generally, male pattern baldness begins along the hairline and slowly recedes backward and inward. If a man wants to slow his hair loss, it is imperative that he take action during these early stages. However, it is not always clear what the best treatment for this is. Let’s look at the common question, “Does PRP work for frontal hair loss?”

The answer to this question depends on the stage of hair loss a man is at. At a certain point, only a certain amount of hair can be recovered. Though, platelet rich plasma hair restoration does work for frontal hair loss. Studies have shown that it is comparable to prescription medications such as minoxidil. In fact, our providers will often recommend using medications and undergoing PRP treatments for the best results.

If the hair loss is more advanced, it’s unlikely that the hairline can be completely restored. Usually, within six months to a year of when the hair was originally lost, the follicles have a good chance of recovery. Though, this is highly dependent on the individual patient, their platelet count, and genetics.

To learn more and to schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using chat or contact form.

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Benefits Of PRP Hair Restoration After Hair Transplant Surgery

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP hair restoration is considered among the most effective non-surgical hair restoration techniques. Though, a less common, but especially lucrative use of PRP hair injections is after hair transplant surgery. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of PRP hair restoration after hair transplant surgery.

Immediately after a hair transplant, it will take some number of weeks or months to see new hair growth. Final results can take a year in some cases. However, studies have shown that if patients undergo platelet rich plasma injections after their surgery, they often see faster, thicker, and better hair growth following hair transplant surgery.

It can also prevent and slow any future hair loss that could occur. While patients usually do not see widespread hair loss following hair transplant, it can happen and even just yearly treatments of PRP hair restoration can help men and women keep their transplanted longer and healthier.

To learn more about the benefits of PRP hair restoration injections, schedule a consultation by calling 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using chat or contact form.

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Can PRP Help A Receding Hairline?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

A receding hairline is one of the most relevant cosmetic concerns for men and some women. It can start sometimes as early as high school or college in those with a genetic predisposition. Most men will experience a receding hairline to an extent, but the severity and visibility of it will depend largely on their genetics and various other factors. Since there is little to do to stop a receding hairline, our patients often ask, “Can PRP help a receding hairline?”

The answer is yes, but the way it will help will be different for every individual. Though, most PRP experts agree that platelet rich plasma injected into the areas of loss can maintain the current position of your hairline and slow down the overall loss. Depending on how long ago you lost hair further up in your hairline, it may even result in some restoration. 

The hairline is a tricky area to restore non-surgically. While possible, patients will usually see the best results if they start treatment as quickly as they can once they notice their hairline receding. This will likely yield the best results.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online using our chat or contact forms.