Hair Restoration for Dallas
Hair Loss Patients Enjoy the Benefits of PRP
Dr. Ellen Turner has used platelet-rich plasma at her practice to improve the look of patients' skin and complement other treatments, such as microneedling. The treatment that puts the most powerful parts of a patient's own blood to work is growing in popularity—as well as in its application—throughout the country. Because of its effectiveness and natural results, Dr. Turner also offers PRP for something that can bring hope to millions of sufferers around the United States: hair restoration. Dallas men and women facing the burden of thinning hair or balding can now reverse the frustrating progression without the need for surgery or medications that have unwanted side effects.
This treatment works specifically for hair restoration patients who have lost hair due to something known as androgenic alopecia. The hereditary condition is frequently referred to as male-pattern baldness, though it impacts women, too. PRP, injected into the scalp, can stimulate follicles pushed into dormancy by androgenic alopecia, bringing new life—and new hair—to the scalp.
How Does Hair Restoration Work?
There are many reasons people lose their hair, so there are many solutions, ranging from medications to transplants. These range in effectiveness, and also depend on the cause of the hair loss. If a change in diet is the cause, a change back will likely be the solution. For this reason, it is important to consult with a dermatologist experienced in skin and hair problems in order to get a proper diagnosis before deciding on a hair restoration course of action.
Many people lose hair every day as part of the life cycle of a follicle and do not require hair restoration. This natural process can be altered by hormones and other changes in body chemistry, whether the shifts are due to pregnancy, illness, supplements, or something else. In some cases, increased hair loss tapers off over time as body systems come back into balance. Skin diseases can also cause hair to fall out, and may require specific treatment, which would likely result in new hair growth once cleared up.
Anyone considering hair restoration should know that androgenic alopecia is different. Because the cause is genetic, the hairs fall out over time in a generally predictable way. Women tend to experience overall thinning that becomes increasingly noticeable, while men typically watch as their hairline recedes and a bald spot appears and grows larger on the crown of their head.
One popular solution to this problem involves taking a hair restoration medication that works, but has side effects many patients feel are undesirable. Another solution requires the collection of healthy hair follicles from other parts of the scalp, which are then implanted in the bare patches.
Patients seeking hair restoration without the concern of medications or cost and recovery time associated with transplantation procedures enjoy PRP for its ease and effectiveness.
Put simply, the process starts with Dr. Turner removing a small amount of a hair restoration patient's blood, from which she collects the platelets, which are small cells devoted to healing the body as needed. Once processed, the cells are used to create plasma with very high concentration levels of platelets. This plasma is injected into the skin on the scalp where follicles have stopped producing hair.
When healthy scalp tissue is properly stimulated, the follicles are refreshed and begin to produce hair again. This entire hair restoration process is relatively quick, and it requires no incisions or related recovery time. There are some aftercare instructions that need to be followed, but more details can be covered at the time of a hair restoration consultation, when Dr. Turner will determine if this treatment is right for you.