Have Thin Hair? Here’s Why and How to Fix It

A woman brushing out her hair while she notices how thin it is and that it's falling out.

Worried that your hair feels sparse or you’re losing a lot more than you should? Hair thinning has various potential causes, including aging, hormonal imbalance, cancer treatment, certain skin conditions that may be affecting your scalp, and using chemical-laden hair care products.

Regardless of which of these factors may be causing your hair to thin out, the good news is that you have a handful of solutions for it. Below are some of the available treatment options for thinning hair. Consult a hair doctor to know which one is the most suitable for you.


To help you grow thicker or fuller hair, your hair doctor can prescribe medications, such as minoxidil (Rogaine)

Minoxidil is a vasodilator: it widens blood vessels and enhances blood flow to your scalp, thereby promoting hair growth. Rogaine is used to treat hair thinning and hair loss in both men and women.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) + ACell Therapy

PRP therapy is one of the newer non-surgical treatments used to treat thinning hair and hair loss. It involves your hair doctor extracting a sample of your own blood, processing it in a centrifuge, and reinjecting the platelets back into your scalp to allow its concentrated growth factors to stimulate the regeneration of hair follicles.

ACell therapy is a new technology that activates stem cells in the hair follicles, which may have become dormant due to hereditary hair loss. ACell is a naturally occurring, non-crosslinked, completely resorbable material that triggers new blood vessel formation and features cell recruiting ability. When combined with PRP therapy, it can prevent the miniaturization of hair follicles and cause them to become healthier and larger.


When none of the conservative interventions work, your hair doctor may recommend hair transplant surgery, which involves extracting hairs from a donor site (usually the back of your head) into the sparse areas of your head.

Hair Doctor in Kansas City, MO, and Des Moines, IA

At Darling Hair Restoration, Dr. Scott Darling is one of the trusted hair restoration surgeons in Missouri and Iowa, recognized for his exceptional skills and the extensive range of highly effective solutions he offers his patients.

He will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the most suitable hair treatment option for you. If he deems surgery necessary, he will provide you with detailed instructions to help you adequately prepare for the procedure and set your expectations for it.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Darling, call us today at (816) 792-3400 or use our convenient appointment request form. We look forward to helping you achieve fuller and thicker hair!