The East West Physicians boutique for medical wellness offers a wide variety of treatments for healing not just the body but the psyche as well. While hair is not a vital organ like the heart or the lungs, it can absolutely feel like an essential part of our identity, defining who we are as both men and women.
That is not an opinion. It is the reason why there have been entire industries created around hats and toupees and wigs and spray-on hair. From Rogaine to Propecia to hair transplant surgeries, there are many options for anyone concerned about lost or thinning hair. But how many of them are founded on the basic principle that you, yourself, have the solution within?
What is PRP?
PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma,” and is a hair loss therapy utilizing your own blood to promote natural hair growth. It is a natural alternative to more invasive hair-restoration methods. And this form of therapy isn’t new, having been developed in the 80s for issues such as healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
Essentially, if deemed a good candidate, the patient’s blood is drawn (from the arm), processed, and then injected into the scalp. The “process” involves a centrifuge, which separates the blood into three layers: Platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then infused with nutrients before a licensed and experienced anesthesiologist administers it to areas of the scalp that requires increased hair growth.
East West Physicians of Coconut Creek promotes this non-surgical alternative solution for hair loss for several reasons, not the least of which being they do not relocate follicles from one area of your head to another, unlike surgical restoration. This means there no risk of rejection or improper implantation, immediately eliminating the two most significant and frequent negative outcomes involved in other procedures.
It is an outpatient procedure and can be performed in just a few hours using local anesthesia. Be sure to let your East West Physician know in advance if you have any issues with regards to anesthetics tolerance. As there is little-to-no residual pain or discomfort, the reaction to anesthetics is virtually the only element with risk.
Neil Sadick, a dermatologist in New York City and the director of the Sadick Research Group for understanding and treating hair loss, said PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically-based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.” While anyone experiencing hair loss is basically a good candidate for PRP treatments, people with early hair loss tend to respond most favorably. “PRP is best used for patients with hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head,” he said.
In a sense, growth is signaled to the skin cells, prompting them to begin functioning. By strategically injecting the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp, East and West Physicians are delivering growth-boosting ingredients directly to the follicles. While it is not a permanent solution to hair loss (follow-up treatments are required a few times a year), the new hair that grows in can be thick and strong, and malleable.
The best results require maintenance, but for anyone struggling to find a hair-loss solution, PRP treatments are medically and scientifically supported.
Of course, Hair Restoration in Coconut Creek is not the only bit of self-improvement with which East West Physicians can assist you before or after the holidays. From Scar Revisions and Brazilian Butt Lifts to Liposuction, Botox, Chemical Peels, and a full menu of procedures, we want to swap any anxiety and fear you may have with the gift of happiness and self-confidence.
If your loss of hair impacts your quality of life, if it reduces your self-esteem that it impacts your social interactions, or the success of your vocation, the PRP Hair Restoration Treatments from East West Physicians can quite literally change your life.
To learn more about hair restoration or to book your consultation appointment, give us a call today at (954) 475-6875. And stop shopping for so many hats!