Losing hair, for both men and women, can be a tough experience to go through. Hair loss can result in less confidence, self-esteem and a lot of insecurity. That’s why many people have turned to PRP Hair Restoration to get a full head of hair — and a sense of confidence — back.
So what is PRP Hair Restoration and more importantly, how does it work?
PRP is a hair loss therapy that involves withdrawing the patient’s own blood and processing it so only cells that enriched with platelet-rich plasma are left. Those enriched cells are then injected back into the patient’s scalp.
PRP — which stands for platelet-rich plasma — works because it contains essential proteins that help to grow hair naturally. A few tubes of blood are typically used during this treatment and they’re injected back into areas that benefit the most from releasing growth factors.
Those growth factors help to increase the number of reparative cells.
Patients who have gone through this treatment have found major success with their hair growing back not only naturally, but faster than ever.
PRP works both with hair transplant surgery and on its own. As a standalone procedure, the treatment can slow hair shedding or stop it all together as well as reverse some of the miniaturizations that can happen in both male and female pattern hair loss.
As a result, fine hairs on the head become thicker, which creates the appearance of a fuller head of hair.
PRP is a great non-surgical option for patients who need help stimulating hair growth in areas of hair loss. In addition to assisting with hair growth, PRP has proven to be an effective tool in the fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedics.
One of the best parts about this non-invasive treatment is that afterward, the patient’s hair is washed and then they can drive home without any extra assistance. No additional medication or sedation is given to the patient that would impair their ability to drive or use machinery.
Because PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively or postoperatively, patients have the freedom and ability to choose when and how many times they want to use the treatment. Some patients even choose to have regular treatments every three or four months, while others get treatments semiannually.
Results obviously vary with every patient and success isn’t guaranteed, but preliminary studies have shown that people do respond to PRP therapy.
Patients who have a history of heavy smoking, drug or alcohol use should not have PRP. In addition, medical diagnoses such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anticoagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders should consult with their physician before undergoing PRP.
While there is no cure for hair loss, PRP is a safe and effective procedure — it’s your own blood so there’s no chance of getting a blood infection from another person — that can stimulate hair growth.
Set up a consultation at About FAce Anti-Aging Institute to discuss PRP with your physician further.