Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Growth services offered in Buffalo, NY
Millions of men and women suffer from hair thinning and hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss, androgenic alopecia (AGA), is due to changes in hormone levels that are believed to affect the blood supply to the hair follicles. PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a component of blood that is obtained from the person undergoing treatment. PRP is injected into the scalp areas of thinning and sparse hair. PRP contains growth factors and components that signal activation and attraction of stem cells to the site of injection. These then in turn work at the growth portion of the hair follicle called the bulge area to stimulate new hair growth. Hair thinning is frequently a symptom of a metabolic imbalance. Blood work is obtained to rule out other causes of hair loss. Hormone, vitamin, and mineral supplementation are prescribed to boost the hair growth response. Sleep and stress levels are assessed as stress has been implicated in hair loss and thinning. Meditation is an extremely effective stress reduction tool. Free meditation classes for our clients are offered twice a month. Private and group mindfulness stress-based reduction counseling is available.