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I'm Embarrassed by My Thinning Hair

I'm Embarrassed by My Thinning Hair

If thinning hair has your self-confidence levels dropping to the floor, you aren’t alone. About 80 million American adults suffer from hair loss—with about 50% of women over 50 comprising a large number!

At Wrinkle Fairy with offices in Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois, we have good news for adults struggling with thinning hair: Leslie Forrester, APRN, and our compassionate team use safe and effective platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to restore your hair and self-esteem—no surgery required. 

Read on to learn more about this cutting-edge treatment and how it can treat your thinning mane.

Understanding PRP therapy

FDA-approved PRP therapy takes platelets from your blood and uses them to boost your natural healing. This super-concentrated solution of platelets also triggers new cell production because platelets contain special nutrients and growth factors. 

During a PRP therapy session, your Wrinkle Fairy team member draws a small amount of your blood and places it in a special machine called a centrifuge. This machine separates the platelets from other parts of your blood to create a plasma.

Your provider injects this highly concentrated solution of platelets with 5-10 times the number of platelets naturally found in your blood into the treatment area. PRP sessions usually take less than 30 minutes, and there’s no downtime required. 

Because PRP therapy uses your blood, there are few risks or side effects. When they do occur, they include mild discomfort, irritation, or bleeding at the injection site. 

At Wrinkle Fairy, we customize each treatment plan to meet your needs. On average, most patients see the best hair restoration results with monthly PRP treatments for two to three months, then a booster every six months for long-lasting results. 

How PRP therapy helps thinning hair

Research shows PRP therapy helps reverse thinning hair and promotes new hair growth. Scientists believe the high concentration of platelets in the PRP solutions does this in several ways:

A longer growing cycle

PRP therapy restores your hair by prolonging the time your hair spends in the growing phase of your hair cycle. This means you shed less frequently and keep your existing hair longer. 

Stimulating new growth

PRP treatments give your hair follicles a boost of growth factors. This encourages new hair to grow in thinning areas, helping you get a fuller head of hair without chemicals or surgical implants. 

Keep in mind that even though PRP therapy is effective at reversing thinning hair and helping you grow new hair, results don’t appear overnight. It takes about two to three months to see noticeable results since PRP therapy works with your natural hair growth cycle.

Candidates for hair restoration with PRP therapy

PRP therapy is a safe treatment, and most adults with thinning hair can benefit from PRP therapy. However, it’s important to meet with a PRP specialist, like the providers at Wrinkle Fairy, since different factors can affect whether PRP is right for you.

For example, PRP therapy may not be as effective at restoring hair for patients with certain underlying medical conditions, including:

Your Wrinkle Fairy team member evaluates your scalp and hair loss as well as your medical history to create a personalized treatment plan to give you the best hair restoration results possible. 

Learn more about how PRP therapy can help you stop feeling embarrassed by thinning hair by scheduling an appointment at the Wrinkle Fairy location nearest you.

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