Is PRP Hair Treatment Right for You?
Hair is a short-lived, diminishing luxury for many people. Millions of American men and women have male- or female-pattern baldness. Reasons for hair loss can vary from hormonal imbalance, to genetics, to disease, to even stress. Whatever the reason, most of those people want a solution and to enjoy a full head of hair.
Hair loss can be utterly devastating in women. A woman’s hair is one of the first things to be noticed. It can define her whole style and confidence. Thinning hair in women is a serious problem. It can cause embarrassment and very low self-esteem if left untreated.
In men, hair loss seems to be almost inevitable at some point of their life. While some are not affected earlier than others, it is a fact that every man experiences while aging. Although, new regenerative procedures are offering an effective and permanent solution for both women AND men!
PRP SCALP PROCEDURE
The PRP Scalp procedure should be chosen by people who desire a safe, non-surgical regeneration strategy. Doctors began using PRP after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. This procedure injects and combines PRP and nutrients into the scalp. It is effective in men and women who have non-hereditary hair loss.
How does the PRP Scalp procedure work?
During this regenerative treatment the blood is first drawn and separated for the PRP. This treatment takes about 90 minutes in total. An anesthetic is directed to numb the treatment area. Doctors then inject plasma into the scalp where hair loss has occurred using a small needle.
The release of growth factors present in PRP act as messengers, recruiting stem cells to the treatment area, stimulating existing viable hair follicles and thereby reversing the effects of hair loss. Scientifically based articles show the efficacy of PRP increases hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. The recovery from the procedure is very minimal. If any post treatment discomfort derives it can be easily managed with non-narcotic, over-the-counter medicine such as Ibuprofen. Patients can even wash their hair normally immediately after the injections.
Patients typically first notice improved texture and a decrease in hair shedding. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months but is typically evident between 4-8 months and will continue to improve. Annual PRP treatments are recommended for optimal hair growth continued success.
What types of conditions respond to the PRP Scalp regrowth treatment?
The PRP Scalp technique is an adaptable tool in the treatment of hair loss for a number of conditions including:
◆ Male Pattern Hair Loss – especially in the early stages of balding, or anytime there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp
◆ Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages of hair loss
◆ Alopecia Areata and Alopecia Totalis
◆ Hypotrichosis (fine/reduced hairs) of the eyebrows or beard
◆ Metabolic causes of hair loss – iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss