By the age of 35, nearly two thirds of men will have some degree of noticeable hair loss and that number jumps to 85% after the age of 50. With statistics like that, it’s easy to understand why so many people are searching for hair loss solutions that work.
Over the last few years, advancements in hair transplant techniques and technologies mean patients have access to solutions that provide real, long-lasting results.
If you have substantial hair loss, specialty shampoos, supplements, and leave-in products aren’t going to provide dramatic improvement. That’s because once you’ve started balding in certain areas, the follicles of those individual hairs have become dormant and stopped producing hair entirely.
There are medications and medical products that can provide noticeable results if you use them in the early stages of hair loss. Medications can slow or reverse mild hair loss, often by improving hair growth and fullness in surrounding follicles that aren’t yet totally dormant.
For those who have significant hair loss, there are many proven ways to truly restore natural hair growth to areas that have balded. Consider Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy which has been used to promote cell regeneration since 1987.
PRP is an autologous blood product that is created by first obtaining a small amount of blood, concentrating that blood sample through centrifugation, and then administering the concentrated plasma product back into the patient. When platelets are activated, growth factors contained in the α-granules of the platelet respond in a localized, site specific manner. This process is quick, with almost 70% of the growth factors contained within the α-granule being secreted in the first 10 min.
PRP has a high patient satisfaction rate and also offers more natural-looking results. Patients additionally reported feeling that the cost was well worth the final outcome.