Reverse Hair Loss With All-Natural PRP Therapy
Hair loss is a common problem. While it affects men in larger numbers, women can also experience it. There are a number of potential causes for hair loss, including heredity, medical conditions, nutritional deficiencies, and aging.
Are you looking for a treatment that doesn’t involve the side effects of drugs or the invasiveness of a surgical procedure? PRP therapy may be the answer. This innovative treatment uses your own blood to promote healing and growth. It’s a procedure that’s been used in a number of medical areas and can be effective in promoting hair growth.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy was first used in the promotion of wound healing in 2005. Since then, it’s been adapted for other uses including promoting hair growth. PRP is comprised of nutrient-rich platelets and plasma from the blood. These are separated by spinning the blood rapidly in a device called a centrifuge. The plasma and platelets are used to create a serum that is then injected into the scalp where it promotes the growth phase of the hair cycle.
What should I expect?
During your visit, we will do a quick blood draw in order to collect the PRP after being spun down a centrifuge. The prepared serum containing the nutrient-rich platelets and plasma will then be injected into your scalp. You can expect to receive multiple injections per session. The treatment is typically well-tolerated and it usually takes only about 30 minutes or so per session. Results don’t occur immediately and you typically need at least three sessions to get started. After that, you’ll receive another session a few months later with annual maintenance sessions to follow. Hair regrowth usually starts to be visible around the third or fourth appointment.
Am I a good candidate for PRP Therapy?
Men and women are both appropriate candidates for PRP therapy. Androgenic alopecia is a condition that affects men and women differently but is a common reason for many to seek treatment. In men, it presents as male-pattern baldness along the hairline and for women, it tends to cause thinning hair all across the entire head. Women who start losing hair during menopause may try PRP Therapy as well.
It’s best to start treatment within five years of noticeable hair loss. Otherwise, it’s likely too late due to shrinking hair follicles. Talk to your OnePeak Medical Provider about any medical conditions, medications, or concerns that might limit your suitability as a candidate.
PRP therapy can be a beneficial means to promote hair growth without medications or surgical intervention. To learn more, book your appointment online. All OnePeak Medical clinics will be able to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have.