There is a huge difference between hair loss and hair thinning. Hair thinning can be temporary or can indicate the early stages of hair loss, whereas hair loss is the permanent cessation of hair growth. Whether you are experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, you may be motivated to find a treatment that can stimulate hair growth to preserve your self-esteem and self-confidence. At Right Path Pain and Spine Centers in Davenport, FL, we know that exosome therapy for hair loss is a promising treatment to restore your hair growth.
Can Exosome Therapy Treat Hair Loss?
Exosome therapy for hair loss is a relatively new treatment that produces promising results in clinical trials. For patients who have tried exosome therapy for hair loss, the results have been just as effective as other forms of hair restoration, such as topical medications. Some studies indicate that exosome therapy may be even more effective than other types of hair regeneration.
How Exosome Therapy Works
Essentially, exosome therapy works by stimulating the function of hair follicles. Exosomes are special cells in the body that are the building blocks for stem cells, which means that they are a highly potent source of regenerative ability. When exosomes are harvested and injected into areas of the scalp where hair follicles are low functioning, the results are usually a marked improvement in hair growth.
Exosomes can activate the proper function of hair follicles. In other words, this type of therapy can treat follicles that are in the early stages of hair loss. This will help hair follicles remain healthy and active, while also allowing hair shafts to stay in the growth stage for longer, which will help your hair become thicker and healthy.
How Many Sessions You Will Need
Usually, you will need a few treatment sessions. It’s common to need at least two or three exosome therapy treatments for hair loss, which are usually spaced four to eight weeks apart. The number of sessions you require will vary based on the severity of your hair loss or hair thinning. Your overall response to this therapy may also influence how many treatments you will need.
How Fast Results Develop
Usually, you will start to see results from this treatment develop in about two to three months. It takes this long for exosomes to regenerate the healthy function of hair follicles. When hair follicles are healthy again, they will begin to grow hair at a normal rate.
Your hair grows less than an inch each month, which means that significant results may not develop for at least six months after your first treatment. However, your results will continue to improve with additional treatments and proper hair care.
How Long Results Last
Exosomes are capable of surviving in the body for up to eight months, which means that the results from your treatment can be permanent if your hair follicles respond well to the therapy. Many people will be able to sustain healthy hair growth for at least six to 12 months, if not longer. The longevity of your results may also depend on how often you have touch-up treatments to ensure hair follicles remain healthy.
What Should You Do Before Your Treatment?
Before your treatment, you should stop taking NSAIDs for at least three days. NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory drugs that can potentially disrupt the effects of your treatment. You may also be advised to stop using aspirin or other blood thinning supplements for the same reason.
You should not wash your hair for at least 12 hours, and you should not use any hair care products on the day of your appointment. Additionally, you should be sure to drink plenty of water on the day before your treatment so that your body is primed to absorb the exosomes.
What Should You Do After Your Treatment?
After your treatment, you should wear a loose hat or hood over your head to protect your scalp from sunlight for at least 24 hours. You should continue to drink water and eat a balanced diet on the day of your treatment.
What Should You Not Do After Your Treatment?
After treatment, you will not have many physical restrictions. For example, you can engage in light exercise or go back to work. However, you will want to avoid washing your hair for at least one or two days. You should also avoid hot water, scalp massaging, or any other rough treatment of your hair that can potentially dislodge hair from the scalp.
Can You Combine This Treatment?
You can combine exosome therapy for hair loss with other hair loss treatments. Depending on the severity of your hair loss concerns, combining treatments can produce faster and longer-lasting results. For example, this treatment is often combined with topical and oral hair growth supplements and medications.
Combining your hair restoration treatments will ultimately depend on the cause of your hair loss. For example, if your hair loss is related to hormones, then certain treatments such as Rogaine can work with this therapy to increase hair growth. If you’re interested in combining hair restoration treatments, please be sure to discuss your options during your consultation.
What About PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP treatments for hair loss are also a common injectable solution to stimulate hair growth. Whether or not you can combine PRP with exosome therapy for hair loss will depend on the type of hair loss you have and the severity of your condition. That said, PRP works similarly to stimulate hair growth, so combining these two treatments may not produce results unless you are trying to rejuvenate hair follicles that are no longer active.
What Types of Hair Loss Can Be Treated?
Because hair loss can be caused by many factors, it’s important to understand that not all types of hair loss can be addressed with this type of injectable treatment.
For example, stress-related hair loss or hair loss that is caused by psychological conditions may not respond to this type of treatment since the cause does not derive from low-functioning hair follicles. The specific types of hair loss that can be treated with this injectable treatment include:
Hereditary hair loss is most common in men, but many women can also experience this type of diffuse hair thinning or receding hairline. Hereditary hair loss is often caused by a combination of hormones and genetic predisposition to develop low-functioning hair follicles later in life. Because this injectable treatment will rejuvenate the health of hair follicles, it can be used to combat hereditary hair loss.
Alopecia is a specific type of hair loss that can cause permanent hair loss when untreated. Because alopecia may not respond to other types of hair restoration treatments, including topical or oral medications, injectable treatments such as this one can be tremendously effective.
For patients undergoing chemotherapy, hair loss is a common by-product of radiation and chemical treatments for cancer. Most people will be able to regrow hair after chemotherapy and radiation have ended. However, if you’re struggling to regrow hair while you are in remission, exosome therapy may be a good option for you.
Other Medical Hair Loss
Other types of hair loss are caused by medical conditions. For example, people who are severely anemic or protein deficient may experience hair thinning or hair loss over time. While this treatment will not address the underlying causes of hair thinning, this treatment can help keep hair follicles healthy and active while the underlying causes of hair loss are addressed, such as by correcting poor diet or incorporating vitamin supplements.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Most people who are experiencing the early stages of hair loss are good candidates for this treatment. During the early stages of hair loss, you may notice a receding hairline or diffuse hair thinning, depending on your gender or the cause of your hair loss. You will need to attend a consultation to assess whether this treatment is appropriate for the type of hair loss you are experiencing.
Ask About Exosome Therapy for Hair Loss Today
If you want to correct hair loss or increase healthy hair growth without using topical or oral medications, this injectable treatment can be a good option for you. Exosome therapy can correct hair loss by helping the hair follicles become healthy and active once more. Contact Right Path Pain and Spine Centers in Davenport, FL to schedule a consultation for your hair restoration today.