Stop Hair Loss with PRP and Regrow Hair
Have you wondered how you can reverse hair loss? It’s becoming more and more common for both men and women to want to reverse hair loss. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be a solution that will work for you. PRP has been around for many years and the uses can vary. In the cosmetic world, it is quickly gaining momentum. Even popular TV shows the “The Doctors” are examining the efficacy of PRP in hair loss. PRP is full of concentrated growth factors that naturally stimulate lost hair follicles. PRP is obtained by drawing the patients’ blood, placing in a specialized centrifuge to separate the blood components. The yellow portion of the separation is the platelet rich plasma, this portion is removed and used for the hair restoration process.
PRP treatments are done in an office setting and usually only takes about an hour. There is no downtime for PRP treatments and regular activity can be resumed following each treatment. Treatments are repeated every four weeks for desired amount of treatments, usually a minimum of three total. The number of treatments will be discussed between you and your provider. PRP is injected into the scalp that has thinning areas and offers an option that allows real hair to grow back. Each hair follicle will return fuller and thicker hair strands throughout areas of scalp. PRP is also applied topically to the scalp surface and micro-needling is performed. Doing both procedures ensures PRP coverage and optimum success of hair growth. Home care regimen, decided between you and your provider, will be followed to ensure maximum success. In many cases, Minoxidil will be ordered as a part of hair regrowth treatment.
Many times, in defining hair loss, we automatically think of men. However, women seek hair loss treatments for many reasons. For women, hair loss and thinning can be devastating and life changing. Women will seek cosmetic procedures more than men. PRP offers options for women to have fuller, thicker hair. It allows any area of the scalp to be treated to meet each person’s needs.
There is a scale for hair loss that providers will use to determine the hair loss. This scale is called the Androgenic Alopecia Norwood-Hamilton scale. The best candidates are scale two through four. The earlier you can begin the process the more success you will have with PRP treatments. Not all hair loss can be stopped or reversed but many are candidates for PRP treatments. The best candidates for PRP hair restoration are 1) people with thinning hair versus balding 2) people who want to enhance a recent hair transplant and 3) people who want more than topical therapies alone. New hair growth can be seen as early as two weeks.