Are you tired of losing hair and looking for an effective hair regeneration treatment? Platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair growth may be what you are looking for.
Hair loss is the biggest concern for many people around you. If you are sick of trying different products, treatments, and remedies, you finally need an effective solution that DOES WORK.
You may have heard of vampire facials, a popular treatment that uses your own blood to rejuvenate your skin and provide a healthy, youthful glow. But do you know that there is a similar treatment for regenerating hair? It’s called platelet-rich plasma, aka PRP hair regeneration treatment.
Statistics show that about 30 million American women and 50 million American men suffer from baldness. It’s a huge number! Significant hair loss can begin early in your life but is more common when you reach the age of fifty, where most men experience either baldness or some kind of hair loss.
PRP is an emerging and effective treatment that regenerates hair by stimulating activity in the hair follicles. PRP injections have no virtual side effects, except that you may feel a little tingling at the injection site for a while.
So, let’s explore some more about this wonderful hair growth treatment that’s taking the cosmetic world by storm!
What is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy?
PRP is a cosmetic medical procedure that is performed in three steps. During the procedure, the physician draws the patients’ blood, processes it, and then reinjects it into the scalp.
PRP injections promote natural hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles and also tend to maintain hair retention by boosting the supply of blood to the follicles and increasing the overall thickness of your hair. Sometimes, dermatologists recommend taking this treatment in conjunction with some other hair loss treatment or oral medications.
PRP treatments are in practice since the 1980s. This therapy has also been proven effective for healing injured muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
As with most cosmetic procedures, PRP treatment is also carried out by expert professionals who start the process by carefully drawing blood from the patient’s arm. The PRP treatment consists of three basic steps: Blood draw, blood processing, and reinjecting.
After the blood is taken out from the patient, the next step is to process it. The blood tube is put into a machine called a “centrifuge” which spins fast to separate the two main components of the blood, that is plasma and red blood cells. The plasma part of the blood is very rich in growth factors, so this process employs plasma to trigger hair growth.
In the third step, the separated plasma is directly reinjected into the scalp to stimulate hair follicles and promote new hair growth.
The process of PRP treatment requires high precision, with plasma-filled needles being injected at about every half-inch of the balding or hair thinning area. If you are taking this treatment from an expert, the entire procedure will take about an hour.
Risks and Side Effects
Since PRP treatment for hair loss uses your own blood to activate hair follicles, there is absolutely no risk of developing any communicable disease.
However, any treatment that uses injectables may pose some common risks such as:
- Mild pain at the site
- Injury to blood vessels or nerves
In addition, anesthesia used during the treatment may trigger an allergic or negative reaction. During the consultation, make sure to let your doctor know if you have minimum tolerance to anesthesia.
Also, make sure to share your complete medical history with your doctor, including the medications you take. Your dermatologist will strongly advise you against going through with this procedure if you are:
- an alcoholic or drug abuser
- a heavy smoker
- taking blood-thinning medications
Some conditions or diseases that will also make you non-eligible for this treatment include:
- Low platelet count
- Thyroid disorder
- Chronic liver or skin disease
- Systematic disorder
- Metabolic disorder
- Hemodynamic instability
Who is it for?
Anyone who is experiencing hair loss can go through with the PRP treatment, but studies have shown that PRP responds well to candidates with early signs of hair loss.
PRP is essentially a very effective solution for patients dealing with androgenic alopecia—a genetic type of hair loss that occurs at the top of your head and often results in balding. However, it looks a little different in women, where hair reduces in thickness on the top part with normal thickness at the back.
Many studies on the effects of PRP treatment for hair regeneration have yielded promising results.
A 2014 study conducted in India focused on men with male-patterned baldness, who used countless medications, but observed no significant hair growth. After five PRP sessions, they observed a thirty-percent increase in their hair growth.
Another study published in 2017 in Italy found that male patients saw Signiant increase in the hair count and density after the PRP treatment.
Patients need to be consistent in order to get the best results out of this treatment. PRP treatments continue for almost 3-4 months, with sessions taking place once a month. And you need to repeat the treatment every three to seven months thereafter. But the frequency of your treatments depends on the results from the previous sessions and your personal hair growth.
Patients usually observe the initial results within 2-3 months of the treatment.
A word From Vanity Medical Spa
Vanity Medical Spa has been working in the medical-cosmetic world for ages and presents a one-stop solution to all your skin and hair concerns. We have board-certified dermatologists and physicians who carry out each and every procedure with high precision.
If you want to get a facelift, a facial, a hair regeneration treatment, or any other cosmetic procedure, contact Vanity Medical Spa and get a consultation now at (201) 815-5950Schedule An Appointment