PRP For Hair Loss
Normal, healthy scalps shed hair each day; however, excessive hair loss can be a serious concern for both men and women. You may notice several strands of hair falling out while brushing or washing your hair. This excess hair that is falling out may progress to baldness, hereditary, or the symptom of an underlying medical condition.
To some people, hair loss and baldness doesn’t affect their day-to-day lives and can go on without treatment. Then there are others who are more self-conscious about their thinning hair and try to cover it up with hairstyles, hats, or scarves. Some people are very self-conscious about their hair loss and choose medications or surgery to combat their hair loss.
We could have as many as a million strands of hair on our scalp! A normal head of hair sheds about 50-100 hairs each day. As we age, our hair becomes thinner. The shedding rate may outpace the new hair regrowth, causing baldness or thin patches.
For the last 20 years, Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has been used in medicine. PRP is concentrated blood plasma (composition of blood) that contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. The function of platelets is to promote clotting of the blood and is the key to the body’s ability to heal wounds because it contains growth factors that promote regeneration of the cells in the body.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated autologous preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small plasma volume. Platelets are a natural source of several growth factors in their natural and biologically determined ratios.
Platelet Growth Factors
Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors can act on the hair follicles to promote the growth of new follicles and to increase blood flow. The blood supply feeds the hair follicles. Healthy hair follicles generate healthy hair. PRP therapy in hair loss, amplifies the body’s naturally occurring healing mechanism, thus stimulating the growth of new hair follicles.
PRP therapy requires 4-6 treatments 4-6 weeks apart to give patients the best possible results, with one maintenance treatment every 4-6 months.
3 Step Process of PRP therapy
Step 1 – Blood Collection
A small amount of blood is drawn, similar to having a routine blood test.
Step 2 – Separate the Platelets
Your blood is placed in a special machine called a centrifuge. Your blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes to separate the components into red cells, white cells, and concentrated platelets. The PRP that contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is now ready to be applied to the scalp.
Step 3 – PRP Injection
The procedure involves minimal discomfort; patients typically do not require any numbing or downtime following treatment. The highly concentrated PRP is injected in different areas around the scalp. You can return to your normal activity immediately.
$702 per session with a complimentary consultation.
Hair Restoration FAQs
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that stimulates hair growth in those afflicted with baldness or hair loss by using platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
This natural and safe hair restoration therapy uses plasma-rich plasma (PRP), which promotes blood flow and stimulates the production of growth factors by the cells in the body.
Most people usually need three treatments, separated by 4-6 weeks. It is recommended to repeat the PRP therapy every 4-6 months to reap its benefits for years to come!
You can usually resume most normal activities shortly after a PRP treatment. How long do results of PRP for Hair Loss last? PRP consists of three sessions at four-month intervals and can last up to a year.
You may experience some discomfort in the scalp, and the injection site might be irritated. For at least three days following PRP injections, you should refrain from coloring your hair or getting a perm.