The Facts About Women’s PRP Hair Loss Treatment

Thinning hair is one of the most troubling cosmetic concerns faced by women. Hair loss can cause a woman to feel self-conscious and unattractive and make her look years older. Unfortunately, approximately 21 million females in the United States suffer from hair loss.

The good news is that there is a wide variety of highly effective hair loss treatments for women, now offered by Dr. Ruthie Harper in Austin, TX. The best women’s hair loss treatment for you will depend upon the underlying cause of your hair loss, as well as how far it has progressed.

PRP (“Platelet Rich Plasma”) is one of our most popular and effective women’s hair loss treatment. This hair restoration procedure is non-surgical, as well as 100% natural. In this article, our Austin, TX women’s hair loss experts discuss the statistics and the clinically proven results of PRP hair loss treatment.

What Is PRP Women’s Hair Loss Treatment?

PRP has been used in sports medicine for more than a decade to stimulate muscle and joint repair. And, by now, most women have also heard of the PRP “Vampire Facial®”.  This cosmetic procedure, made famous by Hollywood celebrities, uses the patient’s own plasma (extracted from their blood) to rejuvenate skin, reduce wrinkles, and reverse other signs of aging.

Now this same natural cellular regeneration process is being used to facilitate women’s hair regrowth. During PRP hair loss treatment, patients undergo a routine blood draw, after which plasma containing high concentrations of natural growth and healing factors is separated from the patient’s blood. This “Platelet Rich Plasma” is then injected into the scalp where it regenerates the hair follicles on a cellular level – “waking up” dormant hair follicles to start producing thicker, stronger, healthier hair shafts.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment Clinical Studies

Several clinical studies on PRP hair loss treatment have been conducted over the last five years. One research study reported in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, found that there was a substantial, visible decrease in hair loss after the study subjects’ injections of PRP. Patients in that study saw an average number of hair follicles per square inch of scalp increase by 30 percent, from 71 hair follicles per cm2 to 93 per cm2.

In another study reported in the March 2019 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology’s patients injected with four PRP hair loss treatments saw a substantial increase in percentage of hairs, as well as increased hair count and density. The control group saw no hair increase whatsoever).

Women’s Hair Loss Statistics

Balding or thinning hair is not just a men’s problem. In fact, 40% of hair loss sufferers are women. And the older a person gets, the greater their risk of hair loss. While men’s hair loss starts earlier, but progresses more gradually, women see a later onset but more dramatic hair loss with age.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40 years old. And clinical studies have shown that by the age of 60, approximately 80% of all women experience some noticeable degree of hair loss.

But, thanks to PRP hair loss treatment, women of any age can regain the self-confidence that accompanies having a full head of thick hair.

PRP Women’s Hair Loss Treatment vs Other Hair Restoration Methods

Some women attempt to remedy hair loss with a surgical hair transplant. But sadly, a recent clinical study reported that that less than half of all hair transplant patients end up being happy with their results. Additionally, hair transplants can cost up to $20,000. And 90% of hair transplant patients will require two separate surgeries to see optimal results. Additionally, as with any surgery there is risks from anesthetic, as well as pain, scarring, risk of infection, etc. Typically, hair transplant patients must shave their head in the treated area, and then undergo a long recovery period, while their hair grows back.

With PRP women’s hair loss treatment there is no head-shaving, no scarring, and no long recovery period. Because the PRP simply stimulates the body’s own natural hair growth, hair grows in thicker and fuller over time. Unlike hair transplant surgery, no one will know you had anything done – they will just notice that your hair looks fabulous. And PRP treatments literally cost a fraction of what hair transplant surgery costs!

And, while less than 50% of patients are satisfied with their hair transplant results, studies show that patients who are good candidates for PRP hair loss treatment generally report a 90% approval rate!

Minoxidil, Propecia & Pharmaceuticals for Women’s Hair Loss Treatment

Before PRP hair loss treatment became available, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) and oral finasteride (Propecia pills), were the only non-surgical options for treating hair loss. And, in some men and women, these medications can still be highly effective – and may be the right hair restoration choice.

But, both minoxidil and finasteride must be used for the patient’s entire lifetime once they are started, since discontinuation can cause loss of hair that was gained during therapy. Additionally, both medications have mild to serious side effects in some patients.

Finasteride has been known to cause decreased libido, breast swelling and tenderness, headaches, irregular periods, dizziness, and increased body hair in some female patients. Minoxidil has been known to cause facial hair growth, low blood pressure, headaches, and heart palpitations in some women. Additionally, minoxidil has been associated with impaired fetal development, and so it cannot be used by women who are pregnant or women of childbearing age who may become pregnant.

On the other hand, because PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, it is 100% natural, safe, and free from side-effects or unwanted reactions or complications. It is even typically safe for women who are pregnant or nursing!

Additionally, PRP is not a daily, lifelong commitment like Rogaine or Propecia. After the patient’s course of original treatments – typically 3 or 4 treatments spaced 12 to 14 weeks apart – results can last for up to 5 years.

PRP Women’s Hair Loss Treatment – Austin

PRP women’s hair loss treatment is completely natural, non-surgical, affordable, and highly effective. Austin, TX women who are concerned about hair loss now have a solution that requires no daily medication, no daily application of creams, and no negative side effects or complications.

While every woman’s individual hair loss experience is different, the overwhelmingly positive results seen by people who have undergone PRP hair loss treatment speak for themselves. Dr. Ruthie Harper is a leading Austin, TX leading practitioners of PRP hair loss treatment – offering a safe, cost-effective, and 100% natural solution to women suffering from hair loss.

If you are a woman in the Austin, TX area who is experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, schedule a consultation today to see if PRP hair loss treatment can help you feel more confident and beautiful with fuller, thicker hair.

Women’s Hair Loss Treatment – Austin, TX: (512) 343-9355