Hair loss is a deeply personal issue, affecting both men and women. The reality is that you can slow down hair loss if you are proactive with available treatments. At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, we offer non-surgical options to help slow, halt, or prevent further hair loss.
What Are Hair Loss Treatments?
Hair loss treatments are any surgical or non-surgical treatment that addresses the root causes of hair loss for the purpose of preventing further hair loss and restoring normal hair growth. Most people already know about hair transplant procedures that restore the appearance of natural hair, or medications like Rogaine for hair regrowth – but there are other treatments for hair loss that can be considered prior to more invasive options.
At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services, we offer PRP injections and Tricomin hair care products to help slow the hair loss process.
How PRP Injections Work
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a core part of regenerative medicine. The plasma in our blood contains powerful regenerative tools that aid in the natural healing process. Research and studies prove the PRP can be helpful for correcting a number of concerns, from joint pain to rejuvenating the appearance of the skin.
So, how do PRP injections work for the hair? Just like most PRP treatments, this process involves drawing a small amount of blood to isolate your blood plasma, preparing the plasma for injection, and then injecting the plasma directly into the treatment area. For this treatment, we make injections into the sub-dermal tissues of the scalp near hair follicles that are failing to grow hair naturally. The regenerative properties in PRP help to restore a healthy environment in the scalp to stimulate the hair follicle, and assist with improved hair growth.
How Soon Can You See Results?
You will likely start to see the results of your PRP treatments within as little as one to three months depending on your level of hair loss and your natural rate of hair growth. PRP for hair loss is a safe and effective treatment for allopecia – one study even indicates that PRP treatments are more effective than Rogaine. However, some people can achieve faster results when PRP is combined with other medications and topical treatments.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of this treatment will last for about three months at a time, which is how long the stimulation of hair growth will last after your treatment. For that reason, you will require at least three to six treatments spaced several weeks apart to kickstart the majority of your hair growth. After your initial appointments, you can maintain your hair growth with occasional maintenance appointments, usually one to three times a year based on your needs.
How Tricomin Hair Care Products Work
Tricomin hair care products are scientifically formulated products based on peptides, copper, amino acids, and proteins like keratin that are designed to nourish the scalp and the hair follicles to prevent hair loss. The Triamino Copper Complex® found in these products is a patented blend of essential nutrients shown to be critical in scalp and hair wellness.
When used regularly and in conjunction with other hair loss treatments, these hair care products can renew, thicken, and strengthen your hair.
How Soon Can You See Results?
You will notice the results of these hair care products within as little as two to three weeks. Many people notice the strength and luster returning to the hair within the first few weeks of use, particularly when the products are used as directed. The right combination of shampoo, conditioner, and after-shower Triamino Copper Complex® stimulating spray for hair care will promote a healthy scalp environment needed to prevent hair loss.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of Tricomin hair care products last for as long as the products are being used. It is important to use these products exactly as directed to achieve the best possible results. When used correctly, hair will appear healthier and thicker.
Which Hair Loss Treatment Is Right for You?
The treatment that is right for you will depend entirely on your level of hair loss and hair thinning. For those who are starting to notice thinning patches of hair, these two treatments are ideal early interventions to prevent permanent hair loss before it progresses further. These treatments encourage natural hair growth and are generally much more compatible for those who are in the early to middle stages of hair loss.
Why Does Hair Loss Occur?
The most common cause of hair loss, or alopecia, is due to genetics. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in men. It will affect half of men to some degree by the age of 50. Those with hereditary hair loss experience a weakened hair growth cycle, resulting in diminishing hair follicles and thinner hair. In addition to hereditary (genetic) hair loss, alopecia can also be caused by hormonal changes, aging, certain medical conditions, medications, hairstyles, and stressful events.
Can Hair Loss Be Prevented?
It’s important to remember that there is a difference between hair loss and hair shedding. It’s normal for people to lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day through the process of hair shedding; these hairs will be replaced by new hair. Hair loss, on the other hand, is when hair falls out and doesn’t grow back. Using PRP injections and products like Tricomin may also prevent excessive hair shedding and hair loss.
Who Are Good Hair Loss Treatment Candidates?
Good candidates for these treatments include those who are in mild to moderate stages of hair loss and who can improve the health of their hair growth through non-surgical intervention. We will be able to determine your eligibility for these treatments during a consultation appointment.
Improve Your Confidence With Hair Loss Treatments
It’s time to be proactive about your hair loss prevention and find treatments that can work for your needs. Both PRP injections and Tricomin hair care products are ideal non-surgical treatments to create a healthy scalp and prevent progressive hair loss.