PRP Treatments for Traction Alopecia
Hair loss is one of the biggest worries that women have. It is normal for people to experience some shedding every day, but when it becomes excessive, there may be cause for concern. A feeling of self-consciousness about hair loss often propels them to look at available treatments.
Gradual Hair Loss
There is an emotional impact that comes with thinning hair in woman. Hair loss can happen over time and may not even be noticeable at first. When the person begins to see a difference in the thickness of their hair, they should begin to look into the reasons why and treatments.
There are several different reasons why women lose their hair including:
- Pattern baldness
- Alopecia areata
- Scarring alopecia
- Telogen effluvium
- Traction alopecia
A common form of hair loss in women is traction alopecia. People who frequently wear their hair in a style that requires it to be pulled may experience thinning in this area. Hair styling techniques such as taunt braiding, weaves, or even the weight of long hair can be the cause. Wearing clips or wigs is also problematic. Anytime the hair is pulled, the chance of having traction alopecia increases. It often occurs around the hair line.
Hair Loss Solution
There are solutions to hair loss. People no longer have to feel uncomfortable with thinning hair. One of the most popular treatments for hair loss today is PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma. The platelets work to promote healing through the regeneration of cells in the scalp.
The hair follicles and roots need a healthy blood supply to stay strong. This is why it is important to get the nutrients where they are most needed. Platelet Rich Plasma is a revolutionary procedure that has really made a difference in the treatment of hair loss.
Platelets are taken directly from the patient’s blood. The platelet rich plasma is obtained after their blood is put into a centrifuge. This plasma is then injected into the scalp where there are signs of traction alopecia. The procedure itself only takes minutes to complete and is often done over a 3-6 month period.
A visit to the clinic is the first step to growing hair. The professional staff can answer any questions and recommend a course of treatment. The PRP procedure is an affordable option that requires almost no downtime. Women who are experiencing hair loss because of traction alopecia should seek professional advice.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.