Seeing a brush full of hair every morning can be an unnerving experience. It can be hard, sometimes, to come to grips with hair loss, and it may feel like there are limited options on how to handle it. If you're worried about going under the knife, but also worried about your rapidly disappearing hair, there is another option that may be right for you.
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a new hair replacement procedure that has been taking the world by storm. The reason why this process stands above all other hair restoration solutions is due to a combination of things: 1) it’s natural, 2) it doesn’t require any post-treatment medication, and 3) it is quick and relatively simple. PRP is, as you might have guessed, based off of the blood’s platelets—yours, in particular.
Hair loss is inevitable, all men should expect balding to some degree once they reach the age of 40. The panic is normal, but some misconceptions exasperate things by making men paranoid about things that are just not true. These are mostly old wives’ tales that have been passed down without any serious scrutiny or scientific basis.
It’s not a rare occurrence for a patient to come to our clinic who has never had a hair loss problem, and there is no history of hair loss in their family. But, suddenly, the patient finds hair falling out at a steady rate. During our thorough history-taking, we learn that the patient is being treated for an illness with a specific medication. It is often within a few weeks of starting the new meds that the patient notices the hair fall-out.
For those of you who think that HRC Dayton has embarked on a totally new phenomenon – you are wrong. Four thousand years ago, ancient Egyptians were searching for a hair loss cure. In 1500 B.C., Egyptians recited a magic spell to the sun god before swallowing a cocktail of onions, iron, red lead, honey and alabaster. Needless to say, it didn’t work. Then, in 1100 B.C., balding men rubbed the fat from lions, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, ibex, tomcat, serpents, porcupine hair and geese onto their scalps.
Teenage Hair Loss is surprisingly common. Hair loss is only associated with old age or stress – right? Wrong! It is surprising, but true, that hair loss is a common problem among teenage girls, too. Is there anybody more self-conscious of their appearance than a teenage girl? Just imagine what hair loss can do to her self-esteem. Sometimes, the hair loss is an alarm for some deeper medical issue.