It is a common occurrence for men to suffer hair loss. Thinning hair can rob men of their confidence and self-esteem. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers a natural alternative to traditional hair restoration methods. Schedule a complimentary consultation with us today to learn which treatment is best for your hair restoration needs.
Hair loss happens gradually; it can take years or decades for a man to become completely bald. The follicles that grow hair go through shifts of active growth and rest cycles. This goes on throughout the course of life. Men know their hair follicles start to miniaturize when their hair doesn’t grow in as thick as it once did, and it is growing in thinner, particularly in the frontal hairline and crown.
With male pattern baldness, the follicles become more sensitive to DHT. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the hormone responsible for testosterone production. It is naturally occurring in the body, but for men genetically predisposed to DHT sensitivity, thinning hair is the result.
PRP treatments are helping men regrow thicker, fuller hair naturally using only their own blood. During a PRP hair restoration therapy, blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and placed in a centrifuge. Here, it is spun to separate the platelets from the other blood components. The PRP is then injected with a fine needle into the areas of thinning hair. The platelet-rich fibrin encourages stem cells in the follicle to expedite hair regeneration. This process results in new hair growth over time.
If you are a man in the Houston area who wants to achieve a fuller, thicker head of hair, PRP hair restoration may be the right option for you. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists. If you are a good match for this treatment, we are here to help!
While you can expect to have little to no downtime after PRP treatments, some patients experience minor discomfort at the injection site. Most patients require four to six treatment sessions to achieve optimal hair regrowth.
At Foyé MD and Spa, we believe in achieving the best aesthetic improvements for our patients in the most natural, non-invasive way. When it comes to hair restoration, we have seen many of our patients benefit from the hair loss drug, Propecia.
Propecia combats hair loss by reducing the conversion of testosterone into DHT in a man’s body. When hair follicles are exposed to DHT, they can’t absorb all the nutrients they need from the bloodstream and begin to weaken. By lowering DHT levels, hair follicles are no longer deprived of essential nutrients. This allows for stronger follicles, shorter resting phases, and thicker hair.
Through this process, Propecia has slowed down hair loss for thousands of men with thinning hair, and in some cases, stopped it all together. For some patients on Propecia, baldness was partially reversible.
Before Propecia can safely be prescribed, your Foyé MD and Spa doctor will first meet with you to discuss your goals and medical history. Since Propecia has potential side effects, this is a necessary step. Since hair loss can be devastating for some men, patients are encouraged to be open and honest during the evaluation. This is the only way to determine if Propecia is the most effective treatment option for you.