How PRP Hair Loss Treatment Works
December 31 2021
Platelet-rich plasma hair loss treatments (PRP) have become popular lately, and for good reason – for many people, they can be extremely effective for stopping hair loss and promoting healthy hair growth. But even as they gain popularity, many people come to the expert hair loss professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute with questions about PRP and how it can work for them.
Everyone’s hair restoration plan is different, but some do include this important and effective treatment. Here are a few answers to some of the most popular questions about how PRP treatments work for hair loss.
Why does PRP work so well?
Platelet-rich plasma treatments take your body’s natural ability to repair and grow tissue and concentrate it, then use the power of these compounds to stimulate growth in your scalp.
All hair grows from hair follicles in your skin. Inside those follicles, special cells are formed that develop a hair shaft, then as more cells are produced, the hair grows longer until it becomes a strand of hair.
Lots of things disrupt this process, mostly by cutting off the supply of nutrients to the follicle, which shrinks it and moves it into a stage where hair growth stops and existing hairs shed.
With PRP treatments, your body’s natural growth compounds and hormones in your blood are concentrated and re-applied to your follicles, where they help heal shrunken follicles so they can begin producing hair again.
What are the steps involved in a PRP treatment?
The first step is always the consultation to determine whether PRP is the right treatment for you. But once you and your hair loss professional at the Hair Restoration Institute determine that it is an effective treatment for your needs, you’ll begin your treatment at your next appointment.
The first step is a blood draw, just like when you have your blood sample taken at your primary care physician’s office.
Your sample of blood is then put into a centrifuge, which spins it to separate its different components. The important components for PRP therapy are mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products, vital growth factors that encourage growth and repair, so those are separated from other components of your blood.
The next step is applying the growth compounds to your follicles, which is done by tiny injections to deliver the compounds directly where they are needed.
Then your body’s own natural healing abilities go to work, stimulating cell growth, repair, and finally hair growth, which jumpstarts your follicles’ ability to grow hair.
Who should consider PRP hair loss treatments?
There are numerous factors that come into play when determining the best hair restoration plan for you. But there are a few things to know that will help you understand whether PRP is right for you:
- It works for both men and women.
- It’s effective as a treatment for early stages of hair loss to help halt hair loss and help your follicles grow hair.
- It’s often prescribed as a complementary treatment along with other options such as hair transplantation, to help your scalp heal and help stimulate donor hair follicles so they grow back hair quicker.
- PRP treatments are a safe, minimally invasive way to help solve your hair loss issues.
Is PRP only used for hair loss?
Platelet-rich plasma treatments have been used for decades in other areas of medicine, like cosmetic surgery, oral surgery, and even neurosurgery, to help use the body’s own natural compounds to encourage healing and growth.
Finally, researchers discovered that PRP was an effective treatment to help restore hair growth in hair follicles. Since then, science has uncovered widely demonstrated evidence that PRP hair loss treatments are effective for men and women with hair thinning and hair loss.
Have you been looking for some options to take control of your hair loss? Make a free consultation appointment today at the Hair Restoration Institute and let our friendly, understanding hair loss professionals help you assess your needs and develop a personalized hair restoration plan that works for you. You can be sure that your consultation is discreet and confidential. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for your complimentary consultation with an experienced hair loss professional.