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Is Hair Loss Inevitable as I Get Older?

Is Hair Loss Inevitable as I Get Older?

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By Paul E. Cox, M.D., MS

Both men and women can see a decline in the thickness and quality of their hair as we move through life. This can be due to many factors, including genetics, hair processing and styling, hormones and aging. The good news is that if you start early, there are several ways to lessen your hair loss and preserve your hair.

There is good scientific evidence for prescriptive topical solutions that can help decrease and preserve hair loss, low-level laser light therapy and our topic of today—PRP injections. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a derivative of your own blood. It contains natural growth factors and other peptides that protect and promote hair rejuvenation. When used correctly, PRP has been proven to protect your hair, rejuvenate dormant hair follicles and reduce hair loss over time. PRP is best used when hair loss is in its early stages.

Compared to many other treatments, PRP for hair loss is surprisingly affordable. As always, we recommend strongly that if you are on any type of hormone replacement therapy, you make sure your levels are within the healthy physiologic range for healthy men and women. Too often, we find that many patients (especially females) are being given inappropriately high doses of testosterone, which can speed hair loss on the scalp and increase unwanted body and facial hair. Call us today for a Best Self Atlanta special on our PRP packages.

Curious about other ways to look and feel your best as you age? Read Dr. Cox’s latest article on how hormone replacement therapy can help.

Dr. Paul Cox, author of How Healthy are your hormones?
Dr. Paul Cox

Board-certified in anti-aging and family medicine, Paul E. Cox, M.D., MS, is an expert at turning back
time. Firmly rooted in a scientific approach, Vital Living Healthcare focuses on early detection, prevention and innovative treatments to reverse age-related decline. By using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, along with focusing on all aspects of your health (mind, body, spirit and surroundings), Dr. Cox will create a comprehensive and personalized design for maintaining or reclaiming your health and vitality. Experience the healthcare you deserve and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Cox today.

Paul E. Cox, M.D., MS • • 404.843.3636

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