Platelet-rich plasma for hair treatment is now available for both men and women who are struggling with hair loss.
By the age of 50, more than 80 percent of men have experienced significant hair loss, or thinning. In many cases, this is due to the effect of excess testosterone in the body, where it is converted into another hormone called DHT, or dihydrotestosterone. It shrinks follicles, which affects the health of the hair.
Women suffer from hair loss due to changes in hormones as a result of menopause, genetics, or health issues. Women may also have excess testosterone that gets turned into DHT, similarly causing unwanted thinning.
In the past, other traditional hair treatments like hair plugs or surgery have offered options for those who wanted thicker hair, but these are painful and have mixed results. Nothing beats actually regrowing your own hair. Not only does it look the most natural, PRP for hair treatment is a quick, minimally invasive and relatively painless procedure.
How Does PRP Help with Hair Regrowth?
As we age, our ability to heal slows down. Regenerative medicine has made incredible breakthroughs in allowing the body’s natural healing process to work its magic. With regenerative treatments like PRP, the processes that used to occur naturally when we were younger are brought back to life exactly where we need them.
Platelet-rich plasma encourages healthy growth of new tissue in any area it is used. That’s why PRP injections are often used for pain relief and in regenerative medicine. In hair treatment, PRP is used to aid hair regrowth through stimulating and regenerating hair follicles.
The result is a natural evolution of increased hair growth, where your scalp will begin to fill in with more and more hair. There’s no sudden shock of hair overnight as with hair plugs, and no painful downtime as with surgery. Results are often visible in as few as two weeks, and are generally remarkable within 3-6 months from your initial treatment.
So what is platelet-rich plasma? Plasma is the fluid that allows blood platelets to move throughout the body. The platelets are a part of the blood that has a lot to do with your body’s healing process. Platelet-rich plasma is a concentration created to trigger a rapid healing process within a targeted area of your body.
We start with a small sample of your blood, drawn in our office. This is then spun in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma, which gives us a thick, golden liquid, rich in healing qualities. This serum is then injected into the scalp, where it kick-starts the hair regrowth process.
By harnessing the body’s incredible ability to heal itself and focusing it in specific areas, wonderful results can be achieved. If you are interested in getting your self-esteem back through platelet-rich plasma for hair treatment, our team is here for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation.