Hair Loss and Thinning

Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you’re young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can badly affect your confidence. Hair loss can affect your sensuality and how you perceive yourself.

Hair loss, known medically as alopecia, is common. It’s estimated, for instance, that around 70% of women over the age of 70 experience female-pattern baldness, the most common type of hair loss, which is thought to be inherited.

Some women suffer from hair loss at earlier age. There are lots of different types of hair loss. It can take the form of “thinning” or involve a total loss of hair. It can be gradual or sudden; it can affect the old and the young. Hair loss can be genetic, or as a result of extreme stress, a medical condition or treatment.

Hair loss or thinning of the hair is very common after menopause due to decrease in estrogen production and three months after women have given birth.

What Dr. Manrique offers?

For centuries people have tried to combat hair loss by rubbing all manner of substances into their scalps, usually with little or no success. PRP therapy works on the principle that platelet-rich plasma contains the essential building blocks required for tissue regeneration and healing.

PRP therapy is also thought to strengthen hair follicles and thicken existing hair.

Patients undergo at least eight PRP therapy cycles and are expected to see the first signs of growth after just four. Initially patients would expect to see little more than “fuzz” growing in the affected areas of their scalp.

By Dr. Liliana Manrique

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