Nature makes no distinctions when it comes to hair loss.
If you’re a woman, you have less than a 50% chance of hitting your 65th birthday with a head full of hair. If you’re a man, you probably won’t make it beyond 50 without noticeable hair loss. While this isn’t ideal, a natural solution to hair loss exists.
Instead of using artificial chemicals, prescription drugs, or hair transplant surgery to combat hair loss, PRP uses the power of your body’s own platelets to promote new, healthy hair growth.
If you’re particularly worried about thinning hair, read on to learn more about how platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy might be the natural hair loss treatment you need.
Patients who prefer a natural and minimally invasive approach to prevent hair loss can benefit from PRP shots that use the patient’s blood stem cells and growth factors to stimulate hair growth from dormant or miniature hair follicles.
The patient’s blood is drawn into a special tube as the first step, followed by being centrifuged for 15 minutes to separate the platelets, giving you plasma as the end result.
The collected plasma is placed in a tube where gravity causes the platelets to gather at the bottom. PRP refers to this denser region of platelets in the plasma, which can then be injected to stimulate hair growth. (PRP).
How It Works
The first step in this procedure is assessing the area of concern and evaluating the patient’s needs. The scalp area where the hair is thinning is then given a PRP injection. There will be several injections necessary, making the entire procedure last about 30 minutes.
Growth factors and cytokines in the PRP then stimulate and improve hair follicle function to promote new hair growth.
Ideal Candidates for PRP
PRP patients typically suffer from acute hair loss or chronic hair loss, including male and female pattern baldness, and those who have patches of poor-quality hair growth on their scalp but still have functional hair follicles are good candidates.
The PRP procedure for thinning hair results in significantly more new hair growth in addition to existing follicles becoming larger and thicker. In order to help the PRP promote thicker and healthier hair growth, patients can take vitamins and hair supplements.
Additionally, in order to slow the thinning process down, patients are advised to start PRP treatment as soon as they notice hair loss and thinning.
Anybody who’s just started to experience hair loss is an ideal patient for PRP hair restoration. Do note that this treatment may not be as effective if you already have shiny bald patches because the process needs to target an area where follicles are still active.
PRP therapy is safe and effective because it utilizes the patient’s own blood and its natural healing properties.
We know how frustrating it is to see more hair on the floor rather than on your head. Our qualified providers here at Pretty Girl Aesthetic can still save your remaining hair to restore your crowning glory – without the risks and downtime that come with surgical procedures.
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