May 2, 2016

A New Treatment for Women Who Suffer from Hair Loss

by Sabrina Perkins of

Hair loss is a serious subject that far too many women face. Couple that with the recent study findings presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting that black women are more prone to hair loss and you see why we cannot seem to stop discussing it.

This new treatment is called PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and requires no surgery, no drugs and no expensive or messy ointments. While this treatment is new, the process of Platelet Rich Plasma is not. According to ABC News:

"PRP starts by drawing blood from the patient. The blood then goes into a machine that separates out the platelets filled with growth factors.

Those growth factor-filled platelets are then injected into the scalp to stimulate new-hair growth, decrease hair loss and make the hair grow thicker.

Producing platelet rich plasma is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The PRP procedure is not yet approved but there is a clinical trial underway now."

Women in the study right now are seeing vast improvements and this was even discussed extensively on Good Morning America a few days ago. The treatments cost around $400 per session and the preliminary results look good but right not they are still just in the clinical trials. We can expect doctors to increase those prices enormously if all goes well with the trials.

You can find out more here: ABC News

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