Hair thinning and loss is a major concern for millions of men and women. If you’ve noticed your hair is thinning or receding and want to inquire about your hair restoration options, you can turn to our team at Renew Health in Tempe, AZ. We are proud to offer safe and effective hair restoration treatments utilizing PRP and peptides. To find out how this treatment could benefit you specifically, feel free to contact us today!
Hair Loss in Men
The most common type of baldness in men is male pattern baldness. It typically begins with thinning hair at the temples and the crown of the head. As time goes on, the temples recede and the bald area on the crown of the head widens until there is only hair on the sides of the head while the top and crown are bald.
The reason for hair loss is due to the effect of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a byproduct of testosterone breakdown. It causes miniaturization of hair follicles, which causes them to grow shorter, thinner, less pigmented hair until the follicle eventually dies. Certain peptides have been shown to block or reduce the effect.
Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss isn’t just something that affects men, though it tends to affect women differently. In women, hormonal changes can cause hair loss after childbirth, during menopause, while taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control, and after a hysterectomy.
Female hair loss differs from hair loss experienced by men in that hair loss in women typically does not result in complete baldness of the affected area. Instead, it can result in thin, patchy areas around a woman’s head. However, it all depends on the unique case.
Hair Restoration Treatments
Most people who experience hair loss wish they could do something about it. Fortunately, various hair restoration treatments have been developed, with one of the best of these being treatments with PRP and peptides.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma therapy refers to the use of a patient’s own platelet cells harvested from their blood to stimulate hair growth. Platelets have been found to be rich in a variety of growth factors and cytokines that possess the potential to rejuvenate hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
Although results vary from patient to patient, research has suggested that the longest-lasting hair rejuvenation results are derived from PRP plus the addition of specific peptides. Peptides are chemical messengers that occur naturally in your body and can modify physiological processes.
Peptides act in several crucial ways to restore hair, including rejuvenating the follicle and scalp, increasing the amount of time a hair follicle remains in the active growing phase, blocking negative hormonal effects, and activating follicle stem cells.
The use of PRP and peptide treatments has been shown to slow, if not halt altogether, hair loss in many people. If you’re interested in restoring your hair, you owe it to yourself to learn more about this hair restoration treatment option, which is readily available at Renew Health in Tempe, AZ. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!