Thinning Hair


Male and female hair loss occurs in a huge chunk of the human population. Thinning hair and bald spots can significantly damage one’s self-esteem. This is particularly true for those who enjoy having long hair and have yet to try the “bald look.” Though there are many over-the-counter and prescription treatments out there, there is little consensus over what actually works. While most of these questionable treatments rely on chemicals to promote hair growth, natural hair loss solutions are on the rise. Illuminate Plastic Surgery is happy to provide natural hair restoration solutions to those struggling with hair loss.

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What Causes Hair Thinning?

The appearance of thinning hair can be triggered by a number of different factors. For most, the onset of hair loss is likely due to a hormonal imbalance such as an abnormal amount of androgens in men. Other issues that contribute to hair loss are genetics, stress, autoimmune diseases, and diets. While some contributors can be controlled, factors like genetic predisposition to balding cannot be altered. Taking certain medications or undergoing a treatment procedure can help most people manage their thinning hair symptoms.

Treatment Procedure

In the treatment of hair loss, growth factors have been proven to show promising regeneration properties. This minimally invasive option works by using your own blood and growth factors to stimulate hair follicle growth in thinning areas. When applied to the scalp, the concentrated growth factors are extracted from your blood stimulate hair follicles, promoting continual hair regeneration well after the treatment is done. This treatment is safe to use for most patients. However, patients with active scalp infections or histories of shingles on the scalp, diabetes, and coagulation disease may not be good candidates. Similarly, those on blood thinning and/or immunosuppressive medications may not apply.

Thinning Hair Restoration Results

Typically, 3 treatments at 6-week intervals are recommended for best results. Additional treatments can be done after 6 months or a year if needed. The recovery process may involve some soreness and swelling of the scalp. However, these symptoms usually only last 6 hours and should be completely resolved in 2 days. During this time, avoiding vigorous physical activity and sweating is advised to prevent additional irritation. Results vary from patient to patient, but most usually see changes in as early as 1 to 2 months. Optimal results can be seen roughly 3 to 6 months after the procedure.

Thinning Hair Treatments in Palo Alto, California

If you notice bald spots or hair thinning, consider investing in a hair loss treatment today. Illuminate Plastic Surgery dedicated to improving the health and beauty of the Palo Alto community. Make an appointment to discuss hair loss treatment options by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below. We look forward to serving you!

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