There are many reasons for thinning hair, understanding the reason is key to knowing how to remedy the problem. Two beauty treatments are now touted as modern solutions to thinning hair.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
You have probably heard of the PRP treatment in the context of skin rejuvenation. In the recent past doctors have been prescribing it for the treatment of thinning hair also. “Using a patient’s own plasma and injecting it into sparse and thin areas of hair allows for the hair to thickened hair loss to decrease.” explains dr. Rapaport. PRP is a procedure where blood is drawn from the patient and spun down to extract the plasma. Although not currently FDA approved, PRP is said to be most beneficial for those whose are experiencing the early stages of thinning and whose hair loss is inherited. It can also be used preventatively, the PRP treatment preserves the integrity of the hair.
Different than lasers used on the face, the ones for thinning hair compel hair follicles to grow better and thicker. Studies show that using a hair laser every day for six weeks can increase the thickness of the hair. Laser hair combs are most beneficial, because they get into the scalp to work on the mitochondria.