For many people, hair is an essential part of self-esteem. When it starts to thin out, panic sets in. If hairpieces and wigs are unappealing, if hair transplants seem expensive and scary, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has proven to be an effective alternative solution for hair restoration and regrowth.
Traditionally, both male and female pattern baldness are covered up in some way. While this is a common way to disguise hair thinning, this method does have disadvantages. Hairpieces are uncomfortable, hot, and prone to coming off. Weaves need constant upkeep and can exacerbate hair loss through continual pulling.
Hair transplants have come a long way since their growing popularity in the 1950s, but it is still a painful, expensive, and a potentially damaging process getting them. At the other end of the spectrum, prescription medications can have side effects, such as swelling and chest pains, because they seep through the system via the bloodstream in order to promote hair growth.
Platelet-rich plasma, is a noninvasive, drug-free way to regrow hair using your body’s own naturally occurring mechanisms. It has proven to be effective for baldness associated with aging as well as many other types of medical conditions.
How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?
Upon injection, platelet-rich plasma treatments get to the root of the hair follicles, promoting regrowth at the source. PRP injections bring an abundance of growth factors and healing agents to the scalp, correcting deficiencies and stimulating your body’s healing components into action to restore follicles.
Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the patient’s blood; then it is placed in a spinning centrifuge to separate the healing platelets. The platelets are then mixed with plasma, and the concentrated platelets are injected into balding areas of the scalp. This is all done within our office with little to no discomfort.
Landmark studies show that PRP hair treatment results in significant regrowth. It avoids the systemic side-effects and extraneous hair growth that can happen with medications. It doesn’t have the pain, downtime, and infection risk associated with hair plugs and follicle transplants.
PRP comes from your own body, so it has little to no risk of rejection. It has almost no downtime, and in just a few sessions, most patients see measurable hair growth – exactly where it should be.
Instead of taking risks, many people have turned to PRP treatments for hair restoration with excellent results. To find out more about our advanced treatments for hair regrowth, call our office today for a free consultation (208) 887-6791.