Mommy's Favorite Things: Hair Loss in Women over 50

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hair Loss in Women over 50

Hair loss is seen as the province of middle-aged men with bald spots or bad comb-overs. However, thinner hair and balding is a common occurrence in woman as they get older, too. If having long, luxuriant tresses is one of your points of pride, don't worry about losing your crowning glory. Many are finding PRP for hair loss is a very effective remedy.

Common Causes of Hair Loss

As we get older, several strange things begin to happen to our bodies. We mostly focus on expanding waistlines or worry about avoiding osteoporosis. However, our hair follicle can begin to shrink over time, causing thinner hair. Eventually, they stop producing new hair at all.

Hair loss can be hereditary, but it can also be due to stress or poor diet. If you've noticed that you have to clean out your hair brushes more often or excess hair in the drain after you shower, you may be experiencing this phenomenon. PRP therapy may be able to turn the situation around.

What is PRP Hair Loss Treatment?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a by-product of your own blood. Platelets contain a substance that helps heal wounds as well as proteins that form the foundation to regrow bone, connective tissue and skin. Researchers have found that these same substances, when separated out and injected into the scalp, begin the same healing and growth process in the scalp and hair follicles.

How Does PRP Work?

Your clinician draws a small amount of your own blood and places it into a machine called a centrifuge. This machine spins the blood product to separate a concentration of platelets from your other blood cells. This is then injected into your scalp and the healing begins. Not only does PRP regenerate shrinking hair follicles, it also speeds up and supports the hair growth process.

It has been found effective in reversing several types of hair loss in men and women. The treatment is done with three injections over a six-week period and repeated after one year. There's no down time or side-effects. You can have the treatment, and then go on with your day.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy doesn't require any potions that can be potentially harmful. Best of all. it's usually performed in a day spa. That means you can renew your whole body from head to toe in a relaxing, discrete atmosphere and no one will notice anything but your rejuvenated appearance.