Platelet-Rich Plasma - PRP - Treatment
People often get very self-conscious about their hair when they get older. Either they develop thinning hair, or their hair falls out altogether. While some people might choose to shave their head and be bald, there are others who don’t have a choice in the matter. They dream of some miracle that will allow their natural hair to grow back and make them look young again. You have probably seen countless supplements and medications advertised which claim they can restore your hair, but can they? Most of these treatments will provide little to no results.
What you need is a PRP treatment to restore your hair. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma injections. This treatment is derived from modern technological advancements in the field of hair growth. People with balding or thinning hair can easily benefit from the PRP injection treatment. It will naturally allow their hair to regrow by stimulating the cells in your scalp.
Our specialists will draw blood from you and then place it in a centrifuge. This is where it gets spun into platelet-rich plasma, also known as enriched cells. The specialists will inject these enriched cells into the hair follicles of your scalp. This will provide the necessary stimulation that your follicles need to regrow hair.
How Does This Stimulation Occur?
There are essential proteins in platelet-rich plasma which create the stimulation needed in the hair follicles. Once these proteins reach the follicles, it sends a signal to the surrounding skin cells to create more hair growth. The result will feature thicker hairs and a greater number of hairs. Meanwhile, you will not shed as much hair as before. You will grow longer hair at a faster rate. This is the perfect outcome for somebody who is suffering from baldness or thinning hair.
Am I Right for the Procedure?
Although PRP is understandably more popular with men, it is available for women who are experiencing baldness and thinning hair too. It is recommended that you get the PRP treatment as soon as you start noticing your hair thinning or balding. This will increase your chances of getting the results that you want. Also, if you are planning to undergo other hair growth treatments, such as micro needling or transplant surgery, you can get the PRP procedure done at the same time as those. This will only stimulate your hair growth even more.
What to Expect
The entire PRP procedure takes around 30 minutes. The specialist will first draw blood from your arm and then spin it until it becomes platelet-rich plasma. They will administer several injections of the plasma throughout the affected areas of your scalp. Each injection will be about 0.5 inches apart from one another. You may experience a little bit of discomfort from this, but nothing painful that would require an anesthetic. Most patients can leave the facility as soon as the treatment is finished and go back to their everyday lives. There is no downtime afterward, so you can still go back to work as normal.
If you have any questions about how this procedure works or what you can expect, give us a call anytime, and we will happily provide you with more information.