There are many potential causes of hair loss, including medical conditions, medications, and physical or emotional stress.
In men, hair loss usually begins above the temples and recedes, often progressing to baldness. In women, hair loss is a gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head.
If you notice unusual hair loss of any kind, it’s important to see primary care provider or a dermatologist, to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. You may also want to ask your clinician for a referral to a therapist or support group to address emotional difficulties. Hair loss can be frustrating, but recent years have seen an increase in resources for coping with the problem.
What causes your hair to fall out?
- Hormonal changes
- Poor Nutrition
This is why a good history and medical exam is essential in determining the right solutions.
Fortunately, PRP Hair Restoration has been a key advancement in the treatment of hair loss.This technology helps harvest the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to be used for therapeutic reasons in the patient.
This is basically an “elixir” of enriched proteins, growth factors, and wound healing ingredients that can be used for rejuvenation and healing. Once your PRP is prepared from your blood, we used a very small needle to inject it to the treatment area, such as the skin or the hair. Since it is derived from your own body, PRP is natural and safe.
Before and After Photos
Since we use a technology that extracts your own plasma, we do need you to prep for this procedure
Here is what you need to know before your PRP appointment:
FOR 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT PLEASE STOP THESE MEDICATIONS:
- Abciximab (ReoPro)v
- NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin)
- Cilostazol (Pletal)
- Prasugrel (Effient)
- Clopidogrel (Plavix)
- Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
- Dipyridamole (Persantine)
- Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
- Eptifibatide (Integrilin)
- Tirofiban (Aggrastat)
NOTE: You should discuss any changes to your medications with your physician.
There are also certain supplements that affect platelets and should be stopped for 2 WEEKS before PRP therapy. These supplements include:
- Black currant seed oil
- Krill oil
- Borage oil
- Bromelain Papain
- Evening primrose oil
- Fish oil Wobenzy
- Flaxseed oil
PRP treatment is not recommended for patients with:
- Platelet abnormalities or blood disorder
- Infection at the site of the procedure
- Recent fever or illness
- Recent use of systemic corticosteroids (prednisone)
- A history of cancer of any type
- Chronic liver disease
- Active hepatitis
- Anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy that can not be stopped due to medical reasons. Examples of such treatments include warfarin, clopidogrel, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis, Savayasa, and NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, and Celebrex, etc)
- Recent intake of over the counter supplements containing vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s wort, garlic supplements, or Echinacea.