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!
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.
What is the procedure?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.
As with most procedures, there is a careful process involved in using PRP for hair regrowth, beginning with a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm. Then the tube of blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp.
How it works
Anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head. For women, this might look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
For best results, consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results. Following this protocol, anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months.
If you are interested in learning more about this treatment, please give us a call today to book your hair loss consultation.