No, you shouldn’t panic every time you see a few hairs in the shower drain.
Losing some hair – 50 to 100 hairs per day – during your telogen hair growth cycle is perfectly normal. When you see a white bulb on the end of a fallen hair strand, it will grow back. However – if a gentle tug consistently yields more than 6 hairs, or if your hair is falling out in clumps, your loss is statistically significant.
Two-thirds of American men experience some hair loss, starting on the crown, by age 35. An inherited imbalance of androgen hormones—specifically, too much DHT, a by-product of testosterone – causes follicles to stop producing hair.
Female pattern baldness is hereditary and hormonal – but stress, toxins, and poor diets don’t help. It begins at the part line, then slowly widens and thins out, until there’s a see-through area at the top of the scalp. Temple hair may also gradually recede.
Although women are less likely than men to go completely bald, two-thirds lose hair after menopause, and less than half will make it past age 65 with a full head of hair. Recently, even patients in their 20s have been seeking male and female hair loss treatment.
Dr. Truong and her team at Truong Rehabilitation Center understand the stress hair loss brings. That’s why they’ve been delivering Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy – the regeneration of hair follicles via your own blood platelets for over a decade.
Your hair follicles have the ability. Your platelets have the power. No need to research thinning hair remedies. Allow Dr. Truong to tap your regenerative potential with PRP Therapy. Schedule this quick, virtually pain-free hair restoration in Fredericksburg, VA by calling (540) 374-3164, or contact us here.
Your blood is mainly composed of plasma that contains red cells, white cells, and platelets. Your platelets contain growth factors like: vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), fibroblast growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). These growth factors stimulate damaged cells to regenerate.
How are they separated from your red and white blood cells? Dr. Truong will draw a vial of blood from your arm, then spin it in a centrifuge to isolate your platelets. After about 10 minutes, your blood will have separated into three layers:
Dr. Truong will strategically inject freshly extracted platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your scalp. It will cause mild inflammation that triggers the healing process, enhancing circulation and promoting new blood vessel growth – which stimulate your active follicles to regrow your hair.
After about 6-7 weeks you’ll start feeling the effects, which may last up to 2 years. As with all medical procedures, your results will vary depending on your age, the severity of your condition, genetics, general health, and environmental conditions.
We deliver PRP to your delicate hair follicles because it’s:
As with any injection, some slight swelling, pain, bruising or soreness may occur. If you experience any rare serious side effects call Dr. Truong right away.
Be sure to discuss your medical history and any medications you’re taking with Dr. Truong during your consultation – there are some conditions that may preclude you from this therapy.