PRP Hair Regeneration After Chemotherapy
Inland Empire, CA – RJ Clinical Institute is helping cancer survivors and chemotherapy patients grow back their hair with PRP Hair Regeneration Treatments. Hair growth after chemotherapy can be challenging and the slow process may feel discouraging at times. The good news is that hair loss from chemotherapy is temporary. If you have been in recovery for at least a year and your hair doesn’t seem to be where you would like it to be, PRP Hair Regeneration Therapy may be able to help.
Without PRP treatment, most patients will see increased hair growth within 3 to 10 months after the end of treatment but sometimes hair growth is uneven, slow and sparse. You may experience a different texture, your hair may be curlier than before, grow a different color or be gray until the cells that control the pigment in your hair begin functioning again.
Why does this happen?
The growth of your hair involves the process of cells dividing. Your hair begins growing from a root in the bottom of the follicle. The root is made up of cells of protein. Blood from the blood vessels in your scalp feeds the root, which creates more cells and makes the hair grow. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells, including those in your hair roots and can create random hair growth patterns.
The Natural Option
PRP Hair Regenerative Treatments is a great option for patients with difficult hair growth, as well as those who have extensive hair loss due to chemotherapy. PRP Hair Regenerative Treatments is a natural healing process that begins with the injection of your own activated platelets and plasma into your body, so this is not a miracle grow procedure.
What are the Risks?
Many recovering from chemotherapy induced hair loss wonder if PRP Hair Regeneration Therapy risk their cancer recovery. At RJ Clinical Institute, we recommend that you always consult your physician before beginning any treatment program. However, there are several factors that will contribute to whether PRP Hair Regeneration Therapy will improve hair loss after chemotherapy treatments such as:
How long was the patient exposed to chemotherapy treatments?
This question focuses more on decreased thyroid functions. The thyroid is part of the body’s endocrine system and makes the hormones that help control your normal metabolism. A decreased thyroid also referred to as hypothyroidism, can add to your hair loss and the intolerance that contributes to the factor of how long a PRP hair regenerative treatment will take to exhibit results.
What type of chemotherapy regimen was utilized?
There are three common chemotherapy regimens:
- Adjuvant chemotherapy is used to kill any cancer cell after surgery that may be left behind.
- Non-Adjuvant chemotherapy is used to shrink tumors, so it can be removed with less extensive surgery.
- Advanced chemotherapy is based on how treatments are working and are usually a longer length of time. It can be used to ease symptoms caused by the cancer, with the process of Palliation
How long since the last treatment? We found that it is best to start PRP treatments one year after of your chemotherapy regimen. Your body needs to time to reset its normal cycle of optimum health.
What is your overall health? Long lasting lifestyle changes take time. We encourage you to begin by setting small goals that are easy to add to your daily routine. Wellness and fitness involve making healthy choices about diet, exercise, and staying positive.
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About Dr. Richard Jin
Dr. Jin is the founder and CEO of RJ Clinical Institute, providing Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and treatments to patients with hair loss, joint and skin issues. He studied at the Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the University of California Irvine. He completed research in the areas of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, antioxidant enzyme properties, cell signaling, cellular redox mechanisms, free radical-induced oxidant stress, platelet biology, growth factors, and wound healing. Dr. Jin serves as Chief Medical Officer for Benev Company Inc., driving their research and product pipeline development and continues to develop technological advances in wound healing and regenerative medicine.