Though women don’t often discuss it, hair loss is an issue that affects many of us. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.
In the season 17 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney developed a bald spot on her head that she treated with the help of plasma. This treatment involves the process of injecting a patient’s plasma into their scalp to stimulate hair growth, and has proven to be an effective way of treating hair loss.
We are proud to offer a similar treatment at our Houston office to address thinning hair or baldness. SkinPen™ Microneedling with Plasma uses your own fat and stem cells through injections to stimulate hair growth.
During the treatment, Dr. Cash uses a gentle form of tumescent liposuction to remove unwanted fat from an area of your body—often the abdomen. Once enough fat is removed (and the donor area has been evaluated to ensure it looks great), the fat is processed in a special device that isolates it from other materials. We also draw a small amount of blood to harvest plasma. Once the fat cells and plasma have been isolated, Dr. Cash uses a very small, fine needle to inject them carefully into the scalp, focusing on areas of thinness. The plasma goes to work stimulating the hair follicles to begin functioning normally again. The results of this treatment can typically be appreciated within several months.