The New York Times recently shared the story of Lina Telford, a graphic artist, who, after years of failed laser therapies, supplements and hair regrowth snake oils, gave up trying to hide her receding hairline and shaved her head. The sheer emotional distress and social embarrassment of hair loss was overwhelming for Ms. Telford.
Ms. Telford, however, is not a one-off special case, as many women today have opted for expensive wigs or buzzed hairstyles in an attempt to combat hair loss.
Take heart reader, a long-time friend and fellow hair loss sufferer advised Ms. Telford to go in for a hair restoration treatment that has been achieving excellent results for women suffering from temple recession and other hair loss conditions for years – Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
The PRP procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient’s body and processing it in a centrifuge in order to extract a rich plasma serum. This serum is then injected into the recipient site on the top of the scalp of the patient.
PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis, localized cell growth, decrease inflammation and decrease healing time. Quick healing time is important because it allows patients to return to work and their daily activities in a very short period of time.
Board-certified physician, Dr. Amir Yazdan, explains that “with the employment of PRP and added nutrients like Acell, I have seen accelerated healing, reduced swelling and stimulation of thinning hair. I like to use this in every hair restoration surgery because it often gives patients the absolute best results.”
The New York Times reports of one practitioner that the PRP procedure “gets results in 80 percent of patients, more than half of whom are female.”
Since women are traditionally less ideal candidates than men for full hair transplant surgery, given their scattered hair shedding patterns, PRP therapy has become one of the safest, most effective and sought after hair-loss treatments on the market.
The National Institutes of Health have described incredible preliminary results from PRP, reporting that a “significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units.”
Ms. Telford is happily “planning to return for follow-up treatments every six months, and has high hopes of ditching wigs and wearing her hair in a pixie.”
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Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, and an advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.