Easy Hair Loss Treatment
The average adult head has 100,000 to 150,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day. Hair loss can affect only your scalp or your entire body, and it can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, various medical conditions, medications and supplements, stress, etc. Although anyone can experience hair loss, it is slightly more prevalent in men.
Hereditary hair loss with age is probably the most common culprit of baldness. While some people decide to simply let nature take its course, others may cover it up with different hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still, others choose one of the several treatments available to prevent further hair loss and to restore growth.
PRP, A New Effective Treatment for Hair Loss
PRP hair loss therapy is an innovative and safe way to treat patients dealing with hair loss. The treatment begins by drawing a patient’s blood and transforming it into a serum of concentrated growth factors in a centrifuge. The platelets and plasma are separated, and then the platelets are injected into the patient’s scalp, stimulating natural hair growth.
PRP injections promote natural hair growth and they are able to maintain it after the treatment is done. This is accomplished by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle which in turn increases the thickness of the hair shaft. Often, doctors decide to combine this method with other hair loss procedures or medications, depending on the cause of hair loss.
Studies show that PRP may be a safe and effective treatment option for both male and female pattern hair loss. PRP involves no downtime, allowing patients to resume normal activities right after their treatment.
For optimal results, it is recommended for a patient to undergo multiple treatments, preferably under the supervision of a hair loss specialist.
Are There Any Side Effects to PRP?
As PRP therapy is about injecting your own blood into your scalp, there isn’t a risk for contracting a disease.
However, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of minor passing side effects such as small injury to blood vessels or nerves, infection, calcification at the injection points or scar tissue. There’s also a slight chance that you could have an adverse reaction to the anesthetic. If you decide to opt for PRP therapy, it’s wise to let your doctor know in advance about your tolerance to anesthetics.
Today you have several treatment options to explore for hair loss, including medications such as Rogaine and Propecia, along with hair transplant surgery. It’s also worth considering PRP therapy, a safe and effective way of reversing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth.
If you think you could benefit from PRP, give our office a call to book a free consultation with an experienced hair loss specialist and decide the course of treatment or combination of procedures best suitable for you.