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PRP Hair Restoration
La Jolla

Your hair is one of your most attractive features and luxuriant hair is also a sign of good health. Unfortunately, almost two thirds of all American men experience some form of hair loss by the time they turn 35, and this figure increases by the time they turn 50.

Hair loss treatment you can depend on

Hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women. But, the effects of hair loss are more visible and more obvious in men. Male pattern baldness, bald spots, and alopecia are some concerns that affect men around the world. At the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, we have extensive experience treating hair loss in men and women with PRP hair restoration in La Jolla.

Hair growth starts right in the womb and as we grow, our hair becomes longer and thicker. But sometimes, due to unforeseen reasons, we may face extensive hair loss. Thinning hair doesn’t just have a negative physiological effect; it also has a psychological one. People who suffer from hair loss can have lowered self-esteem and may lack the confidence to step out into the world and strive towards their goals.

We have seen patients suffering from hair loss, experience a debilitating effect in their lives as a result. This usually happens when their hair loss is extremely severe. It could be anything from simple hair loss to a severe scalp infection; but when hair loss starts affecting your ability to enjoy life and everyday activities, including work or the ability to function in society, you may need immediate professional help. It is extremely important that you seek medical assistance when hair loss starts to impede your everyday life.

At the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, our team of aesthetic professionals have extensive experience in the field of hair loss treatment. Our knowledge and artistry will ensure that you get the most cutting edge hair loss treatments with PRP hair restoration in La Jolla to regain your confidence.

man after PRP hair restoration in La Jolla

Why do we lose hair?

The average human head has between 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles and we lose about 100 of these every day. This is a normal amount. To be constituted as a “hair loss problem”, a person needs to lose much more than the normal amount of hair. Medical science has come to learn that hair loss genes are actually passed down from both sides of the family and in fact hair loss genes may also skip generations and are utterly random in terms of which siblings they will affect. They may even have very different effects on siblings within the same family. What causes hair loss for one person may differ entirely from what causes another person’s hair loss, so it is best to not rule out any factors before seeking an expert medical opinion.

Hair loss can occur due to multiple reasons such as:

  • Physical stress
  • Emotional upheaval
  • Hormonal changes due to menstruation or pregnancy
  • Excessive intake of Vitamin A
  • Health concerns like anemia or hypothyroidism
  • Deficiency in Vitamin B
  • Heredity factors
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Usage of harsh hair care products
  • Age
  • Infection
  • Medications
  • Hormone problems

To learn more about how PRP hair restoration in La Jolla can help you, contact us today for a consultation. 

It is important to consult a medical professional, such a board-certified dermatologist, to understand the cause of hair loss. Often, hair loss isn’t as simple as it looks. There may be underlying physiological or psychological issues that may be affecting your hair loss. In fact, it has been noted that stressful life events, such as a divorce, death or serious financial worries for example, can push large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase and increase the chances of hair loss.

However, it must be noted that sporadic hair loss that occurs occasionally, is not a cause for concern. By improving your nutrition and getting in the required hours of rest, you can recover in no time.

But, if you still find yourself experiencing continuous hair loss, hair falling out in clumps, or hair loss in other parts of the body, then it’s best to contact a medical professional for assistance.

Man Dancing With Woman After Receiving PRP hair restoration in La Jolla

Understanding Alopecia Areata

Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder which causes excessive hair loss. It is a disorder where the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles and this leads to loss of hair. PRP hair restoration in La Jolla may or may not help reverse the effects, a consultation with our providers may be able to determine if you’re a candidate. 

Alopecia can occur in multiple ways and can impact people in different manners. For example, for some people, hair loss is only temporary and the hair grows back later. For others, although the hair grows back, it won’t live for long and will soon shed.

Whether it be complete baldness everywhere (alopecia totalis), patchy bald spots, thinning, or hair loss confined to certain areas, the result can be a debilitating effect on one’s confidence, morale and general mood. The hair on the rest of the body may not be affected and remains as it is or the condition can affect the entire body and all the hair on the body can fall off.

Types of Alopecia

Alopecia Areata Totalis: Alopecia Areata is a condition where the hair on the head falls out suddenly and leaves large bald patches. When the hair loss involves the entire head and leads to complete baldness, it is called Alopecia Areata Totalis.

Involutional Alopecia: This is a condition where hair loss occurs due to age. There is a constant, but mild shedding. This may be a cause for concern if you are still in your teens or middle age and you experience intense hair loss. PRP hair restoration in La Jolla may or may not help if you catch it early.

Telogen Effluvium: Telogen Effluvium is probably the second most common form of hair loss dermatologists see. Here, the hair loss is temporary and occurs due to changes in the hair growth cycle. Your hair follows a strict schedule of growth, shedding, and regrowth. If this cycle is disrupted, due to any factor, such as physical or mental stress, environmental factors, hormones, medications, you may notice a sudden loss of hair. The good news is, generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months

Androgenic Alopecia: This is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also called male-pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic “M” shape. Hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or total baldness.

When this pattern occurs in woman it is called Female Pattern hair loss. The pattern of hair loss in women differs from men. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Women with Androgenic Alopecia rarely experience total baldness. You may contact us to schedule a consultation to see if PRP hair restoration in La Jolla might help you.

Trichotillomania: A medical condition usually seen in children and teenagers, it is characterized by an intense desire to tear out one’s own hair. This requires both dermatological and psychological attention. It’s important to note that Trichotillomania can often result in scarring and skin damage to the scalp. Dermatological care can be sought to reduce the appearance of these scars.

Scarring Alopecias: Here, the hair loss occurs due to inflammatory skin conditions or skin disorders. The skin on the scalp forms scars and lesions, destroying the scalp’s ability to grow hair. A whole range of dermatological treatments, such as laser treatment, medication, and minimally-invasive surgery can correct the skin and help in improving the hair growth.

Alopecia Universalis: Here, the hair loss occurs all over the body, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, armpits, chest, and pubic hair. Usually, no treatment can permanently reverse this change. However, with focused treatment, you may be able to stimulate hair growth for a temporary period of time.

PRP Hair Restoration in La Jolla

At La Jolla Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, we are proud to offer the revolutionary PRP hair restoration in La Jolla. Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, our skilled team harnesses the body’s natural healing abilities to stimulate hair growth and combat hair loss. Since it relies on components derived from your blood, the results are completely natural, and the risk of allergic reactions is negligible. This non-surgical solution is safe, effective, and tailored to meet your unique needs.

man after PRP hair restoration in La Jolla

What Is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge therapy that harnesses the power of your body’s own blood to promote cellular regeneration. It involves extracting and processing a small amount of your blood to concentrate the platelets and growth factors. These platelets are rich in bioactive proteins that play a vital role in tissue repair and regeneration. When injected into targeted areas, PRP stimulates collagen production, enhances blood flow, and activates dormant cells, promoting natural healing and rejuvenation.

How PRP Stimulates Hair Regrowth

PRP hair restoration works by leveraging the regenerative properties of platelets to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair regrowth. Platelets contain growth factors and cytokines crucial in tissue repair and regeneration. When PRP hair restoration in La Jolla is injected into the scalp, these growth factors are released and bind to receptors on hair follicle cells. This leads to increased blood supply, improved nutrient delivery, and activation of dormant hair follicles. Consequently, the hair growth cycle is stimulated, resulting in thicker, healthier hair over time.

PRP Hair Restoration La Jolla Treats:

  • Androgenetic alopecia (male and female pattern baldness)
  • Thinning hair and hair loss caused by hormonal imbalances
  • Hair loss due to stress or nutritional deficiencies
  • Hair loss resulting from certain medical conditions or medications
  • Alopecia areata (patchy hair loss)
  • Hair thinning and loss after childbirth (postpartum hair loss)
  • Hair loss associated with aging or hormonal changes
  • Receding hairline and temples
  • Hair loss in both men and women

Advantages of PRP Hair Restoration La Jolla:

  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • Utilizes the body’s natural healing abilities
  • Safe and well-tolerated procedure
  • Customized treatment based on individual needs
  • Stimulates hair growth and improves hair density
  • Enhances the overall health of hair follicles
  • Minimal downtime and quick recovery
  • Long-lasting results with ongoing maintenance treatments if needed
man after PRP hair restoration in La Jolla

The Autologous Solution For Hair Loss

Autologous treatments involve utilizing one’s own biological materials for therapeutic purposes. PRP hair restoration in La Jolla is a prime example of an autologous treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) used in this procedure is derived from the patient’s own blood, making it a safe and well-tolerated option. By utilizing the patient’s own growth factors and bioactive proteins, PRP stimulates hair regrowth without the risk of allergic reactions or adverse side effects. This ensures compatibility and enhances the safety profile of PRP hair restoration.

Your 3-Step PRP Hair Restoration Session

Step 1: Consultation & Evaluation

Your PRP hair restoration journey starts with a consultation with our healthcare providers. During the consultation, your scalp and hair will be examined to determine the extent of hair loss, and your medical history and any underlying conditions will be reviewed.

Step 2: Blood Collection & Processing

A small sample of your blood will be drawn, usually from your arm. The blood sample is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from other blood components. This concentrated PRP is prepared for injection into the scalp.

Step 3: PRP Injection & Post-Treatment Care

The PRP is carefully injected into the targeted areas of the scalp with a fine needle. Multiple injections may be performed to cover the affected areas thoroughly. Finally, post-treatment care instructions, including scalp care and any necessary precautions, will be provided after your PRP hair restoration in La Jolla.

Side Effects & Recovery

PRP hair restoration is generally well-tolerated with minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience redness, mild swelling, or tenderness at the injection sites, which usually resolve within a few hours to days. There is no downtime, allowing individuals to resume their normal activities immediately. However, please follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare professional to ensure proper healing and optimize results.

The Optimal Frequency Of Treatments

For optimal results with PRP hair restoration, consistency is key. Results typically begin to appear after a few months of treatment, as the stimulated hair follicles start regrowing thicker, healthier hair. Generally, a series of 3 to 4 initial treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart is recommended. Following this, maintenance treatments every 6 to 12 months may be necessary to sustain the results and prevent further hair loss.

Hair you can be proud of

Hair loss can seem like a highly daunting condition. But, with the right treatment, you can regain your hair and happiness. At the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, it is our number one priority to provide you with the superior-quality and timely care you need.

We will ensure that we understand your condition, goals and needs and then create a personalized treatment plan for PRP hair restoration in La Jolla. Feel free to call us or schedule online and one of our office staff will get in touch with you shortly.

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