How does PRP aid in hair rejuvenation?
Since Growth Factors in Platelet Rich Plasma are known to actively stimulate the generation of stem cells throughout the body, the growth and survival of your hair roots may be increased by prolonging the growth phase of your hair cycle.
- PRP has been clinically shown to be an effective way to stop hair loss and promote hair restoration.
- Since PRP therapy uses your body’s own biology and healing process instead of foreign chemicals or drugs, patients have reported little-to-no side effects, aside from temporary pain that may be noticed during the treatment at injection sites. In contrast, oral and topical medications like minoxidil and finasteride can cause dizziness, tiredness, impotence, loss of sexual drive, and headaches.
- In comparison to surgical treatments, like hair transplants, a PRP treatment plan has virtually no downtime, less discomfort, and a lower cost.
Note: Hair loss is different for everyone. Depending on the condition of your hair and scalp, and your ultimate goals, we can help you determine if this treatment is right for you. Understand that PRP for hair restoration is not permanent. A series of 3-5 treatments, spaced 15- 30 days apart is a good estimate for how many treatments will be needed.
As results do not last forever, studies have shown a quarterly or semi-annual treatment regimen may help patients maintain optimal results. The number, frequency and cost of treatments recommended will be determined by the current condition of your hair and your ultimate goal. In addition to being used as a standalone therapy, PRP has also been utilized to encourage the success of traditional hair transplant procedures or assist the effect of oral and topical medications.
Who is a good candidate for PRP?
- Most people who are in good health are good candidates.
This treatment is not ideal for those who have blood disorders, undergoing anticoagulation therapy, anemia or an active infection.
Hair Restoration: Those who are the beginning stages of thinning hair, that still have partially active hair follicles. Those with advanced hair loss may see results at a slower rate or require more treatment.