Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss

Treatment with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss has revolutionized non-surgical hair loss therapies. PRP therapy is a natural and successful solution which minimizes the risk of adverse reactions since it uses the patient’s own blood to initiate the hair regrowth process.

PRP Can Stimulate Hair Growth

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a unique approach to hair follicle stimulation and hair regrowth. During this procedure, a hair treatment professional isolates PRP from a patient’s own blood. The blood is drawn, then processed in a centrifuge to isolate growth factors, platelets, and plasma from the other blood components. This process creates a solution which can halt hair thinning and promote new hair growth. Hundreds of follicle-stimulating growth factors have been isolated in the PRP.

As hair is lost, it either thins out or falls out. This is often due to nutritional challenges and lack of support from the body. It can also be due to hereditary factors, such as androgenetic alopecia, which is a type of pattern baldness found in both men and women. The PRP-isolated growth factors aim to “wake up” the under active or inactive hair follicles, support them, and trigger them to grow new hair strands. Thus, PRP therapy can promote restorative hair growth.

PRP Therapy Process

A patient will first have his or her blood drawn in the safety and privacy of the hair treatment doctor’s office. Next, the blood is placed in a centrifuge, where it is spun at high speed to isolate the desired blood components. The treatment area on the scalp is cleaned and a mild local anesthetic is usually applied for comfort. Then, the hair treatment doctor administers a series of PRP injections into the scalp, targeting the hair follicles. The growth factor-enriched PRP formulation can initiate the natural hair growth process in this way, and the procedure usually takes less than an hour. Although it is not a cure for hair loss, one treatment may produce excellent results that last for 9-18 months.

Results vary from patient to patient, and a hair treatment doctor can give you information about your individual hair loss condition and the results you might expect. Starting treatment when hair loss begins can be helpful, and may lead to better results. PRP therapy is an advanced and cutting edge treatment that can be exciting for those with hair loss.

Contact a PRP Doctor

People who have lost their hair through no fault of their own, like in an accident or from accident-related stress or trauma, should speak with their hair treatment professional and their personal injury attorney about having the costs of hair treatment covered in any accident-related financial compensation.

Hair loss may cause you to feel helpless, but there is hope. PRP provides a proactive therapeutic option to address hair loss that is medically and scientifically researched and backed. Call to schedule a consultation with a hair treatment doctor today. The sooner you get started, the sooner you could be growing your own healthy strands of new hair, and love what you see in the mirror.

 

Resources:

Wikipedia, Hair Treatment

Dr. Robin Unger, MD, Hair Loss Doctor Manhattan

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