Jun 21, 2018

Treatment Spotlight – PRP Injections for hair loss

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) has been gaining popularity in the last few years. It is used for accelerated wound healing, facial rejuvenation and for hair loss. It can be injected or can be applied topically. So what is PRP? PRP is basically platelets derived from your own blood. A small vial of your own blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge. The Centrifuging process separates the red blood cells and the platelets. Your platelets are full of growth factors which are involved in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. The PRP is then injected or applied topically after medical needling or laser resurfacing.

The good news for people with thinning hair is that the PRP injections to the scalp can help to stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote heathier hair. When PRP is injected into the scalp, patients can experience less shedding, increased density and an increase in size of the hair shaft by up to 30%.

There are no real risk associated with PRP. PRP is FDA approved, although PRP injections of the scalp are not. Injections are tolerable with minimal discomfort. There is no real downtime, although injected areas may feel a bit sensitive for a few days. Consistency is key for best results. Treatments are typically recommended once a month for 3 to 4 sessions. Results can take 5 months to a year to become apparent. Typically, some kind of maintenance program will be needed, although this can be different for each individual.

If hair loss has been a troubling issue for you, PRP injections may be a tool to help you to achieve a healthier head of hair. Call our office to set up a consultation today to see if you are candidate for this procedure as well as discuss other treatments for hair thinning/loss.

For more information on PRP hair injections and patients before after photos, see: www.prphairshots.com       

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