Hair loss can strip your confidence. You’re not feeling as attractive as when you had that full head of hair but you don’t want a hairpiece. Hair transplants can be expensive. Topical solutions and pills just aren’t that effective.
Now, there’s a better option — Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Restoration.
Before we go into the benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration, let’s look at what it is. PRP uses the patient’s own blood to generate hair follicle growth. Our blood contains mesenchymal stem cells — which can differentiate into different types of cells, as well as autologous blood components that have essential growth factors. These growth factors help in tissue regeneration and healing by stimulating stem cells in target areas, as well as restoring new blood and cell growth, collagen synthesis, and new tissue regeneration. Stem cells throughout the body play a significant role in the healing process.
The platelets extracted from the patient’s own blood can effectively halt or even reverse thinning hair follicles, which as one reason for hair loss. Most patients will notice results within three to six months of the treatment. Unlike hair transplant procedures, PRP hair restoration promotes gradual regrowth, which allows people to adjust to the outcome. Some patients choose to do PRP in conjunction with hair transplants, which can boost the success rate.
What is the PRP Hair Restoration Process Like?
PRP is delivered by injections during an in-office procedure. The patient’s blood is drawn and placed in a syringe. The drawn blood is placed in a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from other components. The PRP is placed in a different syringe to be injected.
How long does the process take? From the blood sample processing through the completed injections, the procedure takes about 60 minutes. Following the injections, the scalp is numbed with a local anesthetic — and the physician uses a small needling device to stimulate the wound healing process.
Should you choose to go through the PRP hair restoration procedure, you will be given both pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions.
How Many Injection Procedures Will You Need?
For most effective stimulation of the hair follicles and hair growth, patients should start with three PRP injections to the dormant areas of the scalp. Physicians recommend a two-month period between each series and typically, the physician will evaluate results nine months following the first round of injections. You may choose to have yearly booster injections, as well.
Is PRP for Me?
Patients who see the most success with PRP injections tend to be in the earliest stages of hair loss. The procedure is especially effective with women. If you have advanced hair loss, PRP injections alone may not provide significant results. If you would prefer not to undergo hair transplant procedure in this scenario, there is the option of complementing PRP injections with concentrated stem cells.
Call Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine today at +1 305.424.5775 to find out if you are a candidate for PRP.
The PRP Procedure:
- Platelets contain growth and healing factors that initiate repair of injured or damaged body parts, attracting stem cells for an extra boost.
- PRP delivers these platelets in a higher concentration, directly to the area.
- During the PRP procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from the rest of the blood components.
- Because the patient’s own blood is used, there is little risk for rejection, allergic reaction, or transmittable disease.