Fight the Beginning Stages of Hereditary Hair Loss with PRP
August 15 2021
When you first notice hair loss, it can be very upsetting, especially if you’ve been watching your older relatives and wondering if hair loss is an inevitable part of your future. There’s no doubt that heredity can play a huge role in hair loss, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t fight back. At the Hair Restoration Institute, we provide a wide range of effective hair replacement and hair growth stimulation treatments that can help restore your hair.
If you’re in the early stages of hereditary hair loss, PRP treatments might be the right hair restoration treatment for you. Here are the most common questions we hear about this effective treatment.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a revolutionary treatment that takes advantage of your body’s own natural healing processes to help stimulate hair growth.
How does PRP work?
PRP uses the natural growth factors and stem cells that are already in your own blood, applying them to the scalp to stimulate growth in your hair follicles. In most stages of early hair loss, the growth boost from these compounds can help stimulate more efficient hair growth.
What happens at a PRP appointment?
Our expert medical technicians will draw blood using the same technique as your doctor whenever you get a blood test. The blood from the draw is then put into a centrifuge, which separates the different parts of blood to isolate those stem cells and growth factors that stimulate growth and healing. The medical professional will then inject the compounds into your scalp to enhance healthy hair growth.
Is PRP safe?
PRP has been used for years in other medical disciplines to help stimulate healing. In the process, researchers discovered that it can be an effective way to stimulate hair growth as well. Because there’s so much research to back the use of PRP in other medical and surgical disciplines, the treatment has been shown to be safe and effective.
Most patients feel little, if any, discomfort on the injection site, and this varies by individual sensitivities. Because PRP uses your body’s own growth factors and stems cells, there’s nothing foreign for your body to reject as in some other types of medical treatments. In short, PRP is safe and effective for most people.
How do I know if PRP will work for me?
PRP treatments are just one tool our medical professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute use to help treat hair loss. Your needs are different from anyone else’s, so you need a personalized hair replacement plan based specifically on your health status, your extent of hair loss, and your personal goals for hair replacement.
When you come in for your first consultation appointment at the Hair Restoration Institute, our professional hair loss experts will assess all these factors in a discreet, private consultation. We’ll then provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes one or more treatments that will best help you achieve your goals. PRP may be one of these options. Other treatments that might be in your plan include:
- FUT or FUE hair transplantation
- Dermal Lens hair replacement systems
- Laser hair loss treatment
- Scalp micropigmentation
- Customized wig fittings
- And much more
In addition to treating the early stages of hereditary hair loss, PRP treatments may be an option that enhances other treatments, like hair transplantation, to encourage faster healing and stimulate hair growth. Whether PRP is included in your personalized hair replacement plan is determined by many factors that your hair loss expert will discuss with you at your first appointment.
The first step in fighting hair loss is a free, discreet consultation at the Hair Restoration Institute. Make your consultation appointment today and our professional hair loss experts will assess your overall health, extent of hair loss, and your goals for hair replacement treatment and develop a personalized plan for your hair loss treatment needs. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for a complimentary consultation.