Thinning or losing hair can affect everyone, regardless of age or gender. This generally begins to appear around the hairline above the eyebrows in both men and women, but in men especially, it is also common around the top or crown of the head.
While many at-home creams and medications can help stimulate hair growth and regrow lost hair follicles, these are not always successful and not only request frequency application, some of the products can be messy.
There have also been advancements in internal medications that have been proven to address some causes of hair loss. However, these only treat a specific condition and are not used for general hair loss. Also, some people may have serious side effects from the medication.
A non-invasive treatment option that has been shown to provide some success at addressing hair loss is microneedling. Using tiny needles, the microneedling device makes a small hole in the topmost layer of the skin. This is painless, and most people do not feel any discomfort.
However, this stimulates your body’s healing process, and in areas where hair is thinning or lost, it has been shown to promote the regrowth of hair follicles.
Another non-invasive treatment method involves separating platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood. When injected below the skin, PRP, like microneedling, helps your body’s healing and repair processes and has also been shown to potentially provide great results when used to treat hair loss.
By combining these two non-invasive procedures into one treatment session, you can treat thinning hair or hair loss above and below the surface. And since PRP helps stimulate the same healing processes microneedling creates, some people report more success when performed together rather than separately.
Don’t wait to lose more hair to get started on treatment. With the safety, convenience, and nearly no risk, microneedling with PRP is a great way to get started. Contact the office of Dr. Jennifer Walden in Austin, TX, at 512-328-4100 or visit www.drjenniferwalden.com for a consultation.