How Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Help With Hair Growth?
Losing hair is a natural, daily process. As you lose hair, new ones grow in to fill any areas of loss. Due to some conditions, however, new hair may not grow back in its place.
If hair loss is impacting your life, you can find a solution with platelet-rich plasma.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss, medically termed as alopecia, is a normal part of aging. This can be caused by genetics, underlying medical conditions, or changes in hormones – as is common in pregnancy.
Hair loss can affect both men and women, though it is seen more typically in men.
This condition can present in a few different ways:
- Hair can become thinner, more easily showing lines of recession
- You may notice that your hair is much easier to fall out, as seen when washing your hair or brushing it
- Hair can fall out in patches, leaving bald spots
- In some conditions, you may notice full hair loss and balding
You can prevent hair loss by being gentle when brushing and styling your hair to avoid pulling. Avoid hot tools and long periods of sun exposure, as well.
Medications and supplements are also available to help promote stronger, healthier hair.
If you are taking prescription medicines, consult with your personal physician to see if your medication is promoting hair loss.
If you are dealing with the aftermath of hair loss, you may be wondering what your options are. This is where platelet-rich plasma comes to the rescue.
How Can PRP Help Stimulate Growth?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a serum of concentrated platelets gathered from your own blood. These platelets are gathered by separating red blood cells from white blood cells and plasma via centrifuge.
These cells are amazingly potent and used in a variety of regenerative healing treatments, from healing scars and reducing the signs of aging to injecting into the body to help speed up natural recovery.
The proteins in platelet-rich plasma are also effective for promoting tissue growth and repair.
When injected into the scalp in the area of hair loss, PRP can stimulate hair growth.
Results vary from patient to patient, but clinical studies are showing a positive rate of new growth in patients with hair loss.
One study has shown that out of a trial on 389 patients, the majority experienced success in regrowth for androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata thanks to injections of PRP.
Following your procedure, you may experience pain, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site. In some circumstances, this may be accompanied by itching, light bleeding, and even headaches. This should be short-lived and resolve within a few weeks.
PRP injections are not a cure for hair loss and may require repeat treatments every 3-6 months for upkeep.
For those looking to reverse the effects of hair growth, PRP injections provide you a natural solution that harnesses the body’s own healing and regenerative properties!
Talk with your injection specialist today to learn more about this innovative process.
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