Before you know it the day will come when your hairline (or lack thereof) will begin to resemble that of your mom or dad. Hair loss is a part of life and common for men who have the genetics for male pattern baldness or women who suffer from androgenic alopecia or other underlying causes. If you’ve experienced hair loss or are noticing thinning hair, Plasma Rich Platelets aka “PRP” injections can stop hair loss, increase hair count, and improve hair thickness for natural-looking results.
What is PRP?
Our blood is mainly made up of a component called plasma, but it also contains three other small components: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets, widely known for an important function of clotting, also contain proteins called growth factors which are important for healing injuries in our bodies. Platelet Rich Plasma is plasma that has a high concentration of platelets and is separated from the red and white blood cells through a process called centrifugation. Once the PRP is separated, it can be injected into the body for tissue healing and regeneration, as well as for aesthetic purposes to improve the quality of skin or regrow hair.
What to Expect During a PRP Hair Restoration Treatment
PRP for hair restoration includes a few steps.
- Patient has their blood drawn
- Blood is transferred into the centrifuge to extract the PRP
- The PRP is drawn into syringes and is injected into targeted treatment areas of the scalp at the level of the hair follicles
- Treatment is repeated once a month for 3-4 months, and then every 3-6 months for maintenance
- Results are seen as early as 3 treatments in women and 4 treatments in men
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
Most individuals who experience hair loss are good candidates, but PRP treatment has shown to render the best results in individuals who are experiencing early hair loss due to androgenic alopecia. Androgenic alopecia affects both men and women and is a genetically determined type of hair loss that occurs on the top part of the head.
To learn more about PRP Treatment for Hair Loss, contact a qualified and experienced medical provider for a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan.