PRP uses the remarkable healing powers found in the platelets and stem cells in your own blood. It has been effectively used by our certified professionals for hair loss restoration, and it is also used to improve joint and sexual health issues. Today, PRP is proving to be a breakthrough therapy for hair loss restoration.
As in any PRP procedure, we begin your PRP therapy for hair loss with a sample of your blood. A specialized centrifuge is used to harvest your platelets by removing them from your white and red blood cells. PRP actives stem cells to go and repair the damaged area.
Platelets are unique kinds of blood cells that your body uses to heal damaged tissue. You may know that platelets are what allow your blood to clot, and form a scab when you cut yourself. But, that is only a small part of the healing process. Platelets also stimulate the growth of new cells. PRP also activates stem cells and specialized proteins or “growth factors” that accelerate healing. Some doctors are experimenting with a topical application of a PRP gel applied directly to the scalp, however, we are seeing measurable results with PRP injections for now.
In the case of PRP for hair restoration, the PRP injection increases the blood supply to the hair follicles. The increased blood flow delivers more nutrients to the follicles. This, in turn, makes them stronger, healthier, and more active. More active hair follicles result in increased hair growth, thicker, and stronger hair. PRP also stimulates the activation of stem cells within the scalp to grow new stronger hair.
When we prepare PRP for hair loss treatments, those growth factors, along with stem cell activation, get concentrated into an injectable solution. Anywhere the PRP is injected your body reacts as if an injury has taken place. Blood flow to the injection site immediately flows to the area and new cells start to grow and restore the damaged area. That is why PRP is used regularly to speed healing in damaged joint and sports-related injuries. It is also the same reason it is used in aesthetic procedures, such as non-surgical facelifts.
In clinical trials, PRP injections have shown to provide better and longer-lasting results than drugs such as minoxidil for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, so-called “male pattern baldness.” As with any medical procedure, individual results will vary, but we have gotten very good results with PRP and thinning hair. PRP is safe, effective, and has little or no known side effects. As opposed to other more invasive hair loss treatments, PRP is drug-free, surgery-free, is a simple in-office procedure, with each treatment taking only 60 to 90 minutes, and provides natural-looking results PRP can help you gain back your self-confidence that comes with a full head set of hair.
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