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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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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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What Is The Maximum Age For PRP Hair Restoration?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma hair restoration is a non-surgical hair restoration method that needs to begin before hair loss reaches a critical point. Typically, the best time to start PRP hair restoration is when hair is beginning to thin. Therefore, some providers may discuss age limits on the procedure, or not want to treat patients above a certain age. What is the maximum age for PRP hair restoration? 

In technicality, there is no “maximum” age that one reaches where they are no longer a candidate for PRP hair restoration in Seattle. However, it is especially unlikely and uncommon for patients above 35 to undergo the treatment. While not impossible, most patients have passed the threshold of hair loss by that age where PRP hair restoration would simply not provide the ideal results.

The providers at PRP In Seattle have treated patients as young as their early twenties to their forties and beyond. A good rule to follow is if you have large areas of no hair (more than just patches of thinning) or are completely (or almost) bald, PRP hair restoration is likely not the right treatment for you. 

Ultimate, the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP hair restoration is to schedule a consultation at PRP In Seattle. Call us at 206-279-2112 or reach out online using our chat or contact form.

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Is PRP Better Than Hair Transplant?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Two of the arguably most effective hair restoration methods are PRP hair restoration and hair transplant surgery. Generally, the effectiveness of each of these treatments depends on the degree of hair loss and age. For patients who have tried many hair restoration techniques, or those who want to avoid surgery, they often ask, “Is PRP better than hair transplant?”

The answer to this question depends on a few factors. First off, PRP hair restoration is not effective if a patient is in the more advanced stages of hair loss. Usually, PRP hair restoration is best for younger patients who are beginning to experience the initial hair thinning and loss that comes with genetic hair loss. For these patients, PRP is often a better fit than hair transplant surgery. 

However, for patients who have lost large amounts of hair, or who have little hair left, hair transplant surgery may better serve their needs. This is usually true for older patients with more significant loss or thinning. Hair transplants will typically provide the best results to these patients. 

While both treatments cannot treat completely bald patients, the best hair restoration technique for you depends on the extent and specifics of your hair loss. Our hair restoration experts can determine whether PRP is better than hair transplant surgery for you or vice versa.

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

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5 Tips To Prevent Hair Loss

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Hair loss happens naturally from age and in our daily lives. Most of the time, new hair regularly replaces shed hair. However, some people experience more hair loss or their genetics dictate larger amounts of hair loss. Regardless of the cause or amount of hair you lose, there are some ways you can minimize and prevent hair loss. 

If your hair loss is unpreventable, or has reached the stage where prevention tactics can only manage hair loss, PRP In Seattle offers many PRP hair restoration methods to help grow new hair.

#1: Eat A Nutritious Diet & Stay Hydrated

Not getting enough nutrients can cause or worsen hair loss. While vitamins and supplements can help, the best way to get all the nutrients your body needs is to eat nutrient rich foods. Additionally, keeping hydrated is known to help your skin and is important to healthy bodily function.

#2: Avoid Over Brushing

Brushing your hair too much can cause hair breakage and extra loss. While it is obviously necessary to brush your hair, do so gently and with a wide toothed comb to minimize trauma to the hair.

#3: Stop Smoking

Smoking causes constriction of the blood vessels which can shrink hair follicles and lead to hair loss. Avoiding or quitting cigarettes can prevent current and future hair loss.

#4: Avoid Constrictive Hairstyles

For people with long hair, tight ponytails or hairstyles can pull on the hair or scalp which can lead to hair loss. Especially if worn consistently, some may begin to see thinning hair near the sites of the most constriction.

To schedule a consultation at PRP In Seattle, call us at 206-279-2112 or contact us online.