About Hair Loss
Are you experiencing hair loss or suddenly finding patchy, sporadic spats of thinning or baldness on your scalp? You may have alopecia areata, which is identified by the rapid loss of hair on the scalp. Alopecia areata is a condition with a more gradual process of hair loss, but it can begin to show up as early as puberty in both men and women and is sometimes referred to as male or female pattern baldness. Because alopecia is very common, we offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss treatments at Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX. This allows you to attain your cosmetic goals and return to a more enriched life after the treatment. Schedule a consultation at Advanced Dermatology with one of our practitioners if you think you have alopecia or another hair disorder.
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Hair Loss Causes
There are a few ways that you can lose hair that we can treat at Advanced Dermatology. In both circumstances, the hair regrowth cycle is stopped and hair loss occurs from the following:
This form of hair loss has no known cause, but many in the medical community theorize that it is a malfunction of your immune system. You can lose hair at any age when your immune system attacks your hair follicles, which leads to rapid loss of hair.
Hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a derivative of the testosterone hormone, can also cause hair loss. Your hair follicles come under attack and react negatively with DHT, resulting in damaged or scarred hair follicles.
Hair Loss Symptoms
The most obvious symptom of alopecia is hair loss. Hair may fall out in small round patches (several centimeters or less in size) on the scalp. Hair loss might also occur in other areas of the body. You may first notice clumps of hair in your hairbrush, on your pillow after sleeping, or in the shower following a wash. The hair loss associated with alopecia is unpredictable and random. Your hair may grow back at any time and may fall out again. The magnitude of hair loss and regrowth varies greatly from person to person and may be accompanied by redness of the scalp, scaling, and/or pustules.
Other types of diseases can also cause hair to fall out in a similar pattern. Hair loss alone shouldn't be used to diagnose alopecia. Seeking treatment from an experienced dermatology team is a great place to discuss your symptoms.
Hair Loss Treatment Options
We will withdraw a small amount of blood from you in a vile and take the sample to our specialized centrifuge for spinning to separate the whole blood to PRP. At Advanced Dermatology, we make Pure PRP Plus (aspirated from the red blood cells) instead of the traditional PRP version. Pure PRP Plus, concentrated from your own blood, contains healing factors, such as white blood cells, growth factors, and stem cell signaling markers. These cells are vital for tissue regeneration and repair. The accelerated healing process reduces pain, promotes increased strength, and improves overall function. The process takes place over a 4 – 6-week period. With the lowest red blood cell and neutrophil count, the Pure PRP Plus boosts collagen production and anti-aging properties but with less inflammation. Your practitioner may use the Pure PRP Plus topically, as an injection, or both in the area where your hair is thinning or already balding.
Let's Discuss Your Hair
At Advanced Dermatology, we understand the confusion, frustration, and embarrassment that may accompany unexpected hair loss. We have made it our mission to not only restore your aesthetic appearance but to help you understand why you are losing your hair and what can be done to potentially halt further loss. If you are ready to receive answers and head down the road toward a full head of hair, call us today to schedule your consultation in Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX. We look forward to meeting you!