If you have been experiencing a mild state of anxiety due to noticeable hair loss, there is a solution that might be able to restore your confidence and eliminate that anxiety: PRP. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an emerging hair loss treatment that is now being used to successfully treat dermatological issues, including hair loss.
You may have heard of PRP in orthopedics, treating joint issues such as knee pain, so you may be surprised to hear that it’s also being implemented to facilitate hair growth. Let’s talk about how PRP therapy can play an important part in your comprehensive hair loss treatment, and where you can go to receive this revolutionary treatment to help you grow your hair back.
How Can PRP Therapy Treat Hair Loss?
Platelet-rich plasma uses blood platelets, which are taken from a small sample of your own blood and concentrated to create your treatment. The doctor will run the blood sample through a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the white blood cells, red blood cells, and the rest of the blood components. The plasma and platelets are then collected to form your PRP solution.
PRP, when injected directly into the scalp, can reach the bottom of dormant hair follicles and revitalize them – thereby stimulating hair growth. In particular, PRP helps hair growth by lengthening the hair growth cycle, so it takes much longer for the growth phase and the resting phase to then lead to the shedding phase. The goal is to have less shedding and to therefore keep your hair intact for longer periods of time.
Platelets play an active role in growth healing functions. This highly concentrated platelet-rich plasma contains five times as many platelets as what’s contained in a regular blood sample, and the sudden infusion of platelets into the follicle area immerses the hair cells with PRP growth factors.
Who Can Benefit from PRP Follicle Treatment?
There is scientific evidence to show the effectiveness of PRP in regrowing hair in patients whose hair loss is due to genetic causes. In a recent randomized clinical trial, PRP therapy along with Minoxidil was able to regrow hair in patients who have androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). In earlier studies, patients who received PRP treatment had 30% more hair growth in thinning areas after just four treatment sessions.
PRP also works better in patients whose hair loss is recent, so it is best to see a hair specialist soon after you begin to notice it. Hair follicles that have been dormant for quite some time may be more difficult to activate.
PRP Therapy for Regrowing Your Hair
If you’d like to speak to a medical expert who can assess whether PRP treatment might work effectively to address your hair loss, or whether something else would work even better, schedule a consultation with our team here at NIVA Health. We will evaluate your medical history and your type of hair loss to determine whether you can benefit from the procedure.
At NIVA Health, we specialize in nonsurgical treatments for a wide range of medical conditions. If you would like to schedule a hair loss treatment consultation, call our clinic today at (866) 377-5872 or use our appointment request form online now. We look forward to serving you!