Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is created by spinning the patient’s own blood in a centrifuge. This will separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. This will create a highly concentrated solution of platelets that are suspended in a small volume of plasma. This concentrated plasma has growth factors that help wounds heal which also enhances collagen production.
There are three proteins in the plasma itself that act as a matrix for bone, connective tissue, and epithelial regrowth. The concentrated platelet rich plasma when it is injected into the body stimulates the healing process as it accelerates the degree and speed of regeneration of the damaged tissue. When PRP hair loss treatment therapy is used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery it can help the healing process.
When someone suffers from hair loss, they often exhibit a characteristic of shrinking of the hair follicles. As the hair follicles shrink, they produce hair that is thinner until it reaches a point where they stop producing hair altogether. By injecting Platelet Rich Plasma into the scalp, it can cause the shrinking hair follicles to become healthier and begin to produce hair that is thicker and fuller. We have discovered that platelet-rich plasma hair therapy can accelerate the transition of the hair follicle from a dormant state back to an active state where it can begin growing hair. This reduced the amount of recovery time necessary after a hair transplant surgery and it often produces excellent results.
Over the last couple of years, platelet-rich plasma therapy has been proven effective as a stand-alone treatment for both men and women with hair loss of specific types such as traction alopecia. There have even been cases where PRP has helped regrow hair with different types of alopecia that affect eyebrows, the scalp, and even beards. Multiple treatments over a certain amount of time are often recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on each patient’s needs and diagnosis. The treatment generally takes about an hour to perform and patients can return to work the next day.
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