Hair loss can really lower your self-esteem and get you down. Fortunately, hair restoration is now possible with the innovative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. The procedure is convenient, non-surgical, and can be easily performed during an in-office appointment. At Integrative Medica, naturopathic physician Dr. Jake Schmutz and the team offer effective hair restoration for men and women in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. Jake Schmutz, NMD and Joshua Hersh. NMD use platelets and concentrated growth factors from your blood to stimulate your hair’s regrowth without the need for surgery. To learn more about how PRP can help to restore your hair, call or schedule an appointment online today.
What is platelet-rich plasma?
This is an innovative procedure containing highly concentrated platelets aimed at restoring hair to your scalp areas that are bald or have thinning hair. Platelets release growth factors that are responsible for promoting cell regeneration, healing, and restoring hair growth. Dr. Schmutz has extensive experience in effective, safe, and cutting-edge hair restoration treatments to address your hair loss needs.
What causes hair loss?
While most individuals experience hair loss as they get older, it affects some earlier in life than others. Hair loss generally happens later in life, but you should seek medical care if it comes on suddenly. Some of the common reasons while you are having thinning hair include:
Many people experience stress-related hair loss, which may be frightening. Studies reveal that stress plays a significant role in hair loss.
The majority of hair loss cases result from genetics. You will be at a higher risk of thinning hair, having a receding hairline, or perceivable hair loss if female-pattern or male-pattern baldness runs in your family lineage.
- Particular Medications
Several medications can cause hair loss in some people. These include arthritis, depression, cancer, cardiovascular, and blood pressure medications.
- Hormonal Changes
Most women experience temporary hair loss during menopause and pregnancy. Others might experience thinning hair because of thyroid problems.
This refers to a medical condition that causes scalp infections and patchy hair loss.
How does PRP therapy restore your hair?
This technique utilizes the platelet-rich plasma in your own blood to stimulate the natural growth of hair. Blood platelets have restorative proteins known as growth factors isolated via blood centrifugation to regenerate hair growth. After separation, the plasma is injected into your scalp where you have missing hair.
You will need to return to Integrative Medica over the next few months for additional injections depending on your personalized treatment plan designed by Dr. Schmutz. Most patients will need at least three sessions, once per month, and will experience a 30-40 percent increase in hair growth. The doctor can combine PRP with microneedling to accelerate your body’s natural healing process and initiate natural hair growth.
In conclusion, PRP injections offer an effective, minimally invasive solution to hair loss. The team of specialists at Integrative Medica aims at providing high-quality hair restoration services to both men and women. If you consider PRP as a hair restoration option for you, call or schedule an appointment online today.
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