Pattern baldness, or alopecia, is a common condition experienced by adults. An area of the scalp becomes noticeably lacking in full-length hairs. The hair strands that do grow in these areas are thin and sometimes colorless. The follicles that produce these hairs have gone into a mostly dormant phase. Achieving reactivation of the follicles is possible via platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. A newly developed procedure, PRP hair restoration is quickly becoming popular as more and more individuals report satisfactory results.
If you’re experiencing partial hair loss, consider this minimally-invasive rejuvenation technique. No hair is transplanted, and no grafting is required. You can enjoy fuller, thicker hair growth after a series of PRP injections.
Hair Follicle Cycles
Each of your follicles produces a hair strand. The strand is a thin line of packed-together cells. These cells are dead, but they stick together to form the hair strand. After the strand grows for a few months, the follicle goes into a resting phase. After several months of dormancy, the follicle reactivates.
This goes on and on until a longer resting phase occurs. When the follicle shuts down completely, the hair strand falls out. This is why you lose your hairs a few at a time. After this longer period of dormancy, the follicle begins to produce a new strand of hair.
Unfortunately, many adults have areas on their scalp where the follicles remain in a resting phase. The good news is PRP hair restoration can bring about a reactivation of the follicles.
What is PRP?
This is blood plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets. The platelets in your blood react with air to help the blood clot when you cut yourself. They also contain several important growth factors, including epidermal growth factors and fibroblast growth factors. These and several proteins in the platelets help with the growth of new tissue after an injury has occurred.
When the PRP is injected into the scalp skin, the body senses injury even though there isn’t one. Nutrients are rushed to the site, and any damaged tissues are replaced with healthier growth. The hair follicles, affected by this, also tend to reactivate and produce hair cell strands once more.
When you visit Signature Medspa by Dr. Rogers, you could enjoy full hair restoration without transplants or grafting. To learn more about PRP hair restoration and what it can do for you, book an appointment at our office on Redland Road in San Antonio, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started!