PRP is Great for the Beginning Stages of Hair Loss
November 30 2021
Discovering hair loss can be an emotional event, and it’s important to take action quickly. That’s because in many cases there are effective hair loss treatments that can help restore and stimulate growth to stop the hair loss before it gets worse. One treatment that works well for many people in the beginning stages of hair loss is PRP hair restoration therapy.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are an effective way to optimize healing by using your body’s own natural growth factors. It works by isolating these compounds, which are found in your own blood, and using them on the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
How does PRP work?
Your blood nourishes your body, sending much-needed nutrients from food as well as other compounds to the cells so they work properly. Some of these materials, like stem cells and hormones, are specially designed to stimulate growth, which helps many of your body’s systems perform their functions. Scientists found that it was possible to isolate these growth compounds, which are hormones and other materials, and remove the other components of blood. These concentrated growth factors are then used as a treatment for growth-related treatments, including hair growth.
Does PRP hurt?
PRP treatments are safe, and most patients report that they are virtually pain-free. The first step is drawing blood as you would do at a routine doctor visit. That’s the blood that will be processed in a centrifuge to isolate its growth factors. The treatment is then injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth in the follicles. While tiny needles are used, most people report only minimal discomfort, if any.
Is PRP safe?
Platelet-rich plasma treatments have been used in other areas of medical science for years, especially in sports medicine, where the treatment is used to help stimulate healing for injuries. For hair loss, PRP treatments are a safe option because they use your own blood with your own body’s natural healing properties.
What’s it like to get a PRP treatment?
It’s understandable to be nervous when you’re first receiving a new treatment, but PRP treatments are fairly easy and straightforward. First, your Hair Restoration Institute medical technician will draw blood, so that part is just like any other doctor visit. Next, the technician will run the blood through a centrifuge, which separates all the particles. Once the growth hormones and stem cells are isolated, you’ll get tiny injections in the scalp in strategic places where those growth compounds can help stimulate your hair follicles to grow hair.
How do I know if PRP hair loss therapy is right for me?
Everyone’s hair restoration plan is different because everyone has different hair loss needs. PRP may be one treatment that will work for you, but the way to know for sure is with a full hair loss evaluation from one of the hair loss experts at the Hair Restoration Institute.
Once we assess your degree of hair loss, we’ll ask you about your hair loss goals and talk about possible causes of your hair loss, which all can make a difference in the hair restoration plan we design for you. With multiple hair loss and restoration treatment options available, we’ll design that hair restoration plan with the best options for you so that you can restore your natural, healthy-looking head of hair.
That said, the most common use of PRP hair loss treatment is for those who have newly discovered hair loss. That’s because in some cases, the cause of your hair loss has only slowed down growth, so it just needs the kind of growth stimulation you get from PRP treatments.
PRP hair loss treatments are also used as a complement to other procedures in different stages of hair loss. For example, people who have undergone a hair transplantation procedure might use PRP treatments to help promote healing.
If you’re beginning to notice thinning hair, it’s important to get the treatment you need quickly. Your first step is a free and confidential consultation with the experts at the Hair Restoration Institute. Make an appointment today and let our hair restoration experts help you discover the effective treatment you need. 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 a hair loss professional.