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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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Caring For Your Scalp After PRP Hair Restoration

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

After a non-surgical platelet rich plasma hair restoration procedure, your Seattle plastic surgeon will guide you through your recovery and how to promote the best result possible. One of the major advantages of PRP hair restoration is that there is no major downtime associated with the recovery. Most patients can return to work the same day as the procedure. However, there are still steps you should take to care for your scalp after PRP hair restoration in Seattle.

Firstly, you may experience some irritation in the injection sites and scalp. This is perfectly normal and should subside within a week or two. It is important not to irritate the scalp further, so you should ensure that your provider knows what products you use and your daily styling routines. You may have to temporarily discontinue some of your normal hair habits. 

Secondly, while the procedure requires no time off work or recovery time, you should still use caution for the first few days following the procedure. This will decrease the amount of discomfort you feel and allow your scalp to heal quickly and optimally.

Finally, you should continue following up with your Seattle plastic surgeon. PRP hair restoration sometimes takes multiple treatments for the best results. They can continue to monitor your hair growth. To schedule a consultation at PRP In Seattle, call us at 206-279-2112 or contact us online