PRP for Hair Loss Restoration
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP Therapy is a non-surgical alternative that can be used for male and female pattern hair loss. It increases blood supply to the follicle and the thickness of the follicle. PRP for hair re-growth involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp. PRP Therapy triggers and maintains the growth phase and it controls hair growth cycle. Lastly, it can decrease hair loss.
How does PRP Therapy Work?
Our platelets contain healing growth factors that can be used to signal to our tissues to regenerate and multiply. The medical field has used PRP as a way to help with wound healing to increase the rate of recovery time and regain healthier, stronger tissue. Medical providers have discovered that this method for wound healing can also be used as a new beneficial way to stimulate hair re-growth and increase hair thickening. Your growth factors and stem cells with PRP for hair, work together to reverse the shrinkage of the hair follicle and jump starting dormant hair back into the growth stage.
How many treatments will be needed?
The amount of treatment sessions depends on your need. Initially, it is common that your medical provider will recommend several treatments that are done once a month. After these initial treatments, it is common that your medical provider will suggest maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year.
Is the treatment painful?
When receiving PRP Therapy for hair restoration you may feel some sensitivity. An effective anesthetic solution may be used prior to the administration of the PRP Therapy, such as cold ambient air or a topical analgesic to decrease any potential discomfort.
Is there any recovery time needed after receiving PRP Therapy?
There typically isn’t any downtime or an extended long recovery process after receiving treatment. Furthermore, it is recommended to avoid any use of dyes or chemicals on your scalp/hair for 48 hours after receiving treatment.
Is PRP Therapy a cure for baldness?
PRP should not be confused as a cure for baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia). Nonetheless, there is a great amount of evidence that shows regular PRP treatments can drastically decrease the effects of Androgenetic Alopecia and it helps with increasing hair density.
How is PRP Therapy administered?
This simple and fast injection involves using your body’s own platelets in a very straightforward three-step process:
- A medical professional will use a special collection tube to draw your blood and it is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood.
- The concentrated platelets are drawn up into a syringe.
- Lastly, while using a tiny needle, the platelets are then injected carefully and strategically into the problem areas of your scalp.