Over the years I’ve spent thousands of dollars on products that promise to grow, thicken, and volumize my hair. Can you imagine my horror when my already thin hair started to get even thinner? Hair loss has a huge effect on a woman’s self-esteem, and I surely wasn’t happy with what I saw in the mirror. I decided it was time to get to work and restore my hair.
Take a look at my hair rejuvenation journey, and find out how PRP therapy with exosomes gave me the results I wanted for my thinning hair.
Here’s an overview of exactly what happened when I started to notice my thinning hair:
- I Started Treating My Thinning Hair At Home
- My Results With At-Home Hair Thinning Treatment
- I Headed to My Favorite Cosmetic Store
- What Were My Options for Medical Hair Rejuvenation?
- PRP Therapy With Exosomes Was the Right Choice for My Thinning Hair
- Where Can I Find the Best Doctor for Hair Restoration?
I Started Treating My Thinning Hair At Home
The first thing I did when I noticed my hair was thinning was research at-home remedies, and there were plenty to be found. I could buy a special laser hat, try a lot of supplements, and so much more. However, given my choice, I like to go the most natural route possible.
I’ve heard of all the DIY methods to get thicker hair, so I decided to test a few out. I started with regular scalp massages and rosemary essential oil.
The Benefits of Scalp Massage For Thinning Hair
Scalp massages are said to have a variety of benefits for all hair types, not just thinning hair. It improves blood flow to your scalp, stimulates your hair follicles, and supplies natural oils to your skin and hair, which is supposed to result in thicker hair.
For an at-home scalp massage, you can either buy a handy gadget to assist you or just use your finger tips in firm, gentle, and circular motions on your scalp.
What Rosemary Essential Oil Can Do for Hair
Rosemary oil has many uses for your hair, including being believed to stimulate hair growth by reducing inflammation, promoting nerve growth, and increasing circulation to your scalp. If you use any kind of essential oil on your skin, be sure to use a carrier, or you risk damaging your hair and scalp.
Some say this essential oil can even prevent early graying and stop dandruff. Of course, since none of these statements have actually been studied completely, my expectations were low, and I took everything with a grain of salt.
My Results With At-Home Hair Thinning Treatment
Unfortunately, this treatment didn’t really help my thinning hair grow back. However, it did make my scalp feel refreshed, and the hair that I still had was certainly benefiting from all the extra attention.
I wanted real results, so it was time to move on to something else.
I Headed to My Favorite Cosmetic Store
Science has come a long way since the dandruff shampoos of my childhood, and hair loss treatments aren’t just for men anymore. This led me to my favorite cosmetic store, where it seemed like they had endless options to finally help me with my hair loss. Where to begin? Did I want the shampoo system with a million steps or a spray with a very intense-looking nozzle?
The Catch with Over-the-Counter Products
When I got to my favorite cosmetic store, I realized that not only were products there extremely expensive, but you had to keep using them every day for the rest of your life to maintain your results. That won’t work. What if they go out of business? What if they stop making the product? I’ll be stuck with thinning hair again.
It was then that I decided to get professional help with hair restoration.
What Were My Options for Medical Hair Rejuvenation?
Honestly, I didn’t think I’d get to the point where I needed to find a hair loss doctor, but I was so worried about my thinning hair, I was making it worse.
I knew there had to be newer and more advanced options out there to treat hair loss. What were they and how could I find the right one for me?
Surgical Hair Replacement
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
The FUT method takes an entire piece of skin with the hair follicles intact, and transplants the skin on a patch of balding or thinning scalp. FUT is considered the “classic” surgical hair replacement procedure.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The FUE method is a transplant that extracts individual hair follicles out of your skin and inserts them elsewhere on your scalp.
These options seem great for someone who was suffering from extreme hair loss, but my hair was just starting to thin. So, I decided to keep looking. That’s when I discovered platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy with exosomes.
PRP Therapy With Exosomes Was the Right Choice for My Thinning Hair
After doing my research on the history of PRP therapy for hair loss, I knew it had to be the right treatment for me! It was originally developed in the 1970’s to treat muscle injuries and arthritis.
It turns out that everyone from athletes to senior citizens have been using PRP as regenerative medicine for years to recover after a tough game or rough practice. Now, it’s been shown to have dramatic results in improving hair growth. Plus, it’s surgery free and I don’t have to constantly buy and use expensive products.
Let’s Get Straight to the Results
Once I had my last treatment and full results appeared, my friends and family could not believe how my hair looked. It was thicker, denser, and, most importantly, it grew back! After touching my hair, and feeling the results from PRP therapy with exosomes, the questions came rolling in!
Does PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Hurt?
PRP therapy with exosomes is virtually pain-free. The most pain you feel is when your hair loss doctor draws your blood to cultivate the platelet-rich plasma that is used to regrow your hair. Your blood is spun down in a centrifuge, ultra purified, and turned into a customized injectable. You then have injections gently placed across all the thinning areas of your scalp.
Treatment takes little time out of your day, and you can head home right after it’s over. You can even wash and style your hair the same day. All you have to do is avoid harsh chemicals and hair color for a few weeks after your injections.
How Much Does PRP Therapy With Exosomes Cost?
The price of PRP therapy for thinning hair depends on the amount of hair loss you have, area being treated, doctor providing your PRP therapy, and your geographic location. The average cost of PRP therapy with exosomes can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,500.
Can PRP Therapy With Exosomes Treat My Hair Loss?
PRP Therapy is safe for all hair types, and works well with most genetic forms of hair loss, and hair loss caused by childbirth or menopause. However, it won’t work on extreme hair loss and certain medical conditions like thyroid disorder. The only way to know for sure if PRP therapy is the right treatment for your thinning hair is by requesting a consultation with a hair loss doctor.
Where Can I Find the Best Doctor for Hair Restoration?
Dr. Feinberg at the Hair Restoration Center of NY and NJ is the premier expert in hair restoration. He has been helping people reverse their thinning hair and gain their self-confidence back for over 30 years.
Dr. Feinberg and his staff are dedicated to customizing hair rejuvenation treatments to suit your individual needs. To learn more about if PRP therapy with exosomes might work for you, call 201-739-1885 or request a consultation online.