Hair loss is a common issue associated with aging. While this is particularly true for men, the problem can also be experienced by women. A medical treatment that has been shown to aid in wound healing can also help to stimulate hair growth. It’s known as PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma. If you’re looking for a solution to thinning hair, keep reading to learn more about the process, how it works, and if you may be a good candidate for this treatment.
About PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma treatment is minimally invasive and has virtually no side effects. The procedure uses your blood’s own platelets and nutrient-rich products to stimulate hair growth when injected into the treatment area of the scalp. These growth factors derived from blood prolong hair’s growth cycle, leading to increased follicle production. Because the solution used comes from your own body, there’s no worry about receiving chemical treatment or having an allergic reaction to PRP therapy. It’s both safe and effective.
How It Works
When you receive PRP therapy, a practitioner will draw your blood and then spin it in a centrifuge in order to separate the plasma, platelets and other nutrient-rich products. The prepared solution is then injected into your scalp. It works by promoting cell growth, repairing blood vessels and stimulating collagen production. The number of treatments you’ll require will depend upon the extent of your hair loss. It could take up to two years to achieve optimal results, depending upon various factors such as hormones, genetics, age, and amount of hair loss. PRP therapy has been shown to increase both hair growth and density.
Are You a Candidate?
As noted, PRP therapy uses your own blood products, so it’s quite safe for a majority of patients. There are some folks who should avoid the procedure, however. Talk to your practitioner about your medical history and any current health issues. Anyone who has an underlying condition that causes hair loss or thinning may not be the best candidate for PRP treatment. Also, if you currently take blood thinners, this will affect the effectiveness of your platelets. In addition, it’s best to seek treatment sooner, rather than later. Hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time don’t respond as well to therapy. Keep these things in mind when consider PRP therapy for hair loss.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about what PRP may be able to do for your hair growth, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Enhanced Wellness Living. At our convenient location in Ridgeland, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!