Hair Thinning Treatment 

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With spring approaching, many of us looking forward to ditching the warm hats and giving our hair a little TLC after the harsh realities of winter. Unfortunately, for those experiencing thinning, this time of year can be difficult, and you may be looking for an effective hair-thinning treatment. 

Now, before we look at hair thinning treatment it helps to first understand the hair and why it can start to thin. 

Firstly, it is important to understand that everybody loses hair. It is a completely natural cycle and is widely referred to as the hair telogen phase. Each one of us will shed around 100 hairs per day, but for some, they shed more, which over time can lead to thinning and even bald patches. 

The most common cause of excessive hair loss is androgenic alopecia, otherwise known as male\ female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is usually attributed to hormonal changes with age and can affect up 85% of men by the age of 50, and 40% of women.

However, several other factors could lead to hair thinning, including:

• External Factors, including hair styling and environment 

• Medication and medical conditions. 

• Family history (heredity)

• Natural ageing

• Hormonal changes including postpartum hair loss

In severe cases, excessive hair thinning can leave the hair looking visibly thinner with bald patches on the scalp. If you are concerned, we recommend seeking medical advice to rule out any underlying medical conditions, there are also specific hair-thinning treatments to consider, including PRP.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is one of the most popular forms of treatment on the market to address hair thinning. It works by harnessing the body’s natural healing abilities and taking nutrients found within your blood to stimulate collagen, to encourage dormant hair follicles to produce new hair. 

Naturally, human blood contains several key nutrients that each help to support overall body functionality. These nutrients include:

• Platelets – that help to support coagulation

• Plasma – that carries water, salts, and enzymes around the body

• Growth factors – which are specific proteins that support overall health. 

During treatment, we will first extract blood from your arm and place it into a special centrifuge. This centrifuge spins the blood and separates the blood from the key components. 

Typically, for cases of hair loss, we recommend around 40-50 shots per session, and you will need at least three treatments, spaced eight weeks apart for optimum results. 

Now, because hair growth can take time, the results of PRP may not be instantaneous, and the vast majority of people begin to see new growth after around six weeks. 

PRP takes around 40 minutes to complete, and it is known as a non-invasive treatment. It isn’t considered to be painful, but you experience slight discomfort from the needle. 

As PRP uses nothing but your blood, it carries very little risk of infection, which in turn makes it one of the safest aesthetic treatments on the market, for everybody. 

However, you should be aware that there are some medical conditions for which PRP isn’t recommended, including some cancers and cardiovascular diseases, and pregnancy. 

For more information on hair thinning treatments, or to book a consultation contact Ness Aesthetics.  

Hair Thinning Treatment 

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