PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy for hair loss
To understand how PRP therapy is used to treat hair loss, we must first understand how PRP works.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is a treatment that involves utilizing platelets and plasma from your blood to decrease inflammation, promote healing, and stimulate new cell regeneration.
You can read more about how the platelets and plasma are extracted here.
Anyone familiar with this type of treatment may think it sounds familiar to other types of treatments, such as, stem cell injection. PRP therapy is very similar to stem cell injection and similar treatments. Additionally, PRP therapy sometimes goes by different names. The different names used for these types of treatments are given to them based on the technique, method, or additives used. But in general, they all involve extracting cells from the blood and reinjecting them into the desired area.
Additives that promote healing are sometimes added to the platelets and plasma concoction to increase results. This usually carries an additional cost.
PRP therapy can also sometimes involve the use of dermarolling or microneedling upon request. Dermarolling or microneedling is a technique in which the cells are reinjected evenly and dispersed throughout the recipient site utilizing a multitude of small needles. It is believed that the small wounds made by the dermarolling or microneedling allow the cells to penetrate deeper, encourage collagen production, and boost the speed and effectiveness of the results.
PRP therapy is most commonly used on the face and scalp. But it can be used on any part of the body that has scar tissue, inflammation, pigmentation, or wrinkles.
When used on the scalp, PRP regrows hair by decreasing inflammation around the hair follicle and promoting healthy cell regeneration. This treatment works to jumpstart the cells and follicles on the scalp and reset the hair growth cycle.
This treatment is ideal for those who have diffuse hair loss or thinning, those who have just begun noticing signs and symptoms of hair loss, and those recovering from hair transplant surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP therapy, and find out if you’re a candidate for these treatment, give us a call today.