Is PRP Hair Loss Treatment Right for You?
May 13 2021
Hair loss is common, with millions of women and men alike experiencing hair loss each day. It usually starts to happen gradually, and slowly you notice more thinning in some areas. If this is happening to you, you’ll want to take control over your hair loss now. One non-surgical option that helps stimulate hair growth is the PRP hair loss treatment. Here are some of the questions we hear most often about PRP therapy for hair loss.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and it’s all about using the growth factors in your own blood plasma to help stimulate hair growth. Your own blood is made up of stem cells and other growth factors that work to heal and regenerate cells. This non-surgical therapy concentrates these compounds and redistributes them to areas of hair loss on your scalp, where they can stimulate the growth of hair.
Who can get a PRP treatment?
This revolutionary treatment is an effective solution for both men and women who are experiencing hereditary hair loss. After a free consultation with a full assessment of your hair loss needs, the experts at the Hair Restoration Institute will create a customized hair restoration plan just for you. All plans are different, but some include stand-alone PRP treatments to enhance hair growth. Others use PRP therapy in conjunction with hair transplantation surgery to enhance hair growth and healing. In other cases, PRP treatments are used along with other hair restoration procedures like laser therapy.
How does PRP therapy work for hair loss?
PRP therapy was first used in other fields of medicine, like neurosurgery, oral surgery, and cosmetic surgery, and was found to be effective at stimulating growth and healing. The same mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that stimulate healing in other parts of the body were also found to help stimulate growth in the follicles of the scalp where hair grows. While extensive studies in PRP for hair growth continue, there is strong evidence that it is an effective treatment for hair loss in people experiencing thinning hair.
What are the advantages of PRP therapy for hair loss?
PRP is a non-surgical therapy for hair growth, so it’s non-invasive. And because PRP hair growth treatments use your own blood, it’s a natural, safe treatment that can help stimulate growth in thinning areas with minimal risk of side effects.
What’s it like to get a PRP treatment?
When you come into the Hair Restoration Institute for your PRP hair growth treatment, the first step is a blood draw. Usually, we’ll take blood from your arm just like when you get blood work done at your family doctor.
Your blood is then put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins around and separates different portions of your blood fluid. This process takes about ten minutes.
Your blood sample is then divided into three different portions. One is the platelet-rich portion that is used in your PRP treatments. The other sections have low platelet blood and red blood cells, and these are discarded.
The final step is injection. Your hair loss medical professional at the Hair Restoration Institute will draw the platelet-rich plasma into a syringe and deliver it to those areas of the scalp where hair is thinning.
The entire PRP therapy treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete.
When can I expect to see results?
Every person is different, so it can take one to three months to start seeing results from your PRP treatment. The frequency of PRP therapy in your treatment plan will also vary, but most people see the best results when repeating their PRP treatments about once every four months.
To find out if PRP is the right treatment for you, make an appointment today at the Hair Restoration Institute. Our hair loss experts can help you take control of your hair loss with a confidential consultation and a personalized treatment plan just for you. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for a complimentary consultation.