We’ve come a long way since wigs were first invented. Hair loss has long been a problem plaguing people—probably for as long as we’ve had hair to worry about losing. Over the years, coverings and cures for baldness have come and gone, with only a few proving to be effective and reliable. Surgical transplantation has been one of the most recent methods proven to make a difference, but not everyone can (or wants to) invest the time and money necessary for the procedure. More recently, people have come to see results from a nonsurgical, natural option: PRP. Beverly Hills physicians Dr. Derek Jones, Dr. Naissan Wesley, and Dr. Jeanette Black use cutting-edge technology to harvest platelets from patients, process them into platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and inject them into the scalp.
PRP has been used for years to heal sports injuries and in similar medical capacities. The power of a patient’s own blood harnessed to make aesthetic improvements is currently a growing field, with new applications regularly being explored. For hair restoration, it’s been found that concentrated platelets stimulate the regeneration of scalp tissue and the follicles it holds. New life for follicles means new hair for you.
Note that this treatment is intended for both men and women experiencing the challenges of androgenic alopecia, which is hereditary hair loss. Thinning or balding due to medical conditions, diet, or other problems require unique solutions. For that reason, it’s important to work with a physician to determine the cause of any hair loss before settling on a treatment.
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.