Hair loss in women is a very common symptom that we hear at Arizona Wellness Center. We appreciate the magnitude of the distress hair loss causes for many patients. The hair growth cycle is several months, therefore, it may take up to 3 months to see improvement although many patients notice change sooner.
We find it most effective to use a multi-faceted approach to addressing hair loss. It is imperative to identify and address the underlying cause of hair loss. Some of the common causes are stress, hormonal changes, thyroid deficiency and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). The cause can be diagnosed through blood work and a thorough evaluation with our provider. The treatment plans are individual to each patient.
At the same time that we address the cause, we then initiate PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments. The common recommendation is a series of 6 PRP treatments that are one month apart. PRP contains growth factors and proteins that improve tissue repair in the area. It is hypothesized that the platelet-rich plasma triggers natural hair growth and increases the thickness at the hair shaft.