What Causes Thinning Hair & How to Effectively Thicken Hair
It can be quite disheartening to realize you’re one of the people affected by hereditary hair thinning or hair loss. The good news is that you’re most definitely not alone. Hair thinning and hair lossis caused by genetics, hormone levels, and aging, and it affects many people. While hair loss is thought to be more common in men, it is also quite prevalent in women. 1 in 4 women will experience hair thinning.
Luckily, there are treatments available to slow down the hair thinning process, restore your hair, and get your confidence back. At Capital Laser & Skin Care, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the highest quality treatment from skilled professionals to help with this common, however sensitive, issue.
Can I Stop Hair Thinning?
Most hair loss is caused by genetics, so while you can’t completely stop it, you can slow down the process and get back some of the thickness and fullness that you’re missing. Hair loss can be slowed down through the activation of dormant hair follicles. These follicles are responsible for hair growth, so activating them results in thicker and fuller hair.
Ways To Thicken Hair
There are various non-surgical treatments available to treat hair thinning. It’s important to note that to maintain the results of treatment, some form of maintenance must be continued as hair thinning is a progressive process, and reactivating hair follicles requires continued care.
One of the most effective methods used at Capital Laser & Skin Care for hair loss is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Let’s find out more about it.
Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP
So what is PRP, and how does it make hair thicker? Creating PRP involves drawing a sample of blood from the patient and separating the platelets from the rest of the blood. The platelets are then either injected into the hair follicle or applied topically to the scalp. PRP works because of the recovery properties and growth factors of the platelets which stimulate the hair follicle to grow thicker over time.
Another option that also involves applying something to the scalp is Minoxidil. This is an over-the-counter topical treatment that works by reinvigorating thinning hair follicles. This is a treatment that needs to be applied daily, and results can be expected to be seen within 3-6 months.
I went to Capital Skin Care to get a procedure done. The staff was ultra-professional, very nice, and did an amazing job. They fixed my issue right away and followed up to make sure everything went fine after the procedure. The offices are beautiful too. I was very happy and would absolutely come back and recommend it to others.
Interested in learning more about Thinning Hair? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.