Restoring your hair doesn’t need to be an expensive, time-consuming, or uncomfortable process. With PRP therapy, our team can quickly and safely treat many types of hair loss. These treatments require absolutely no incisions, foreign chemicals, plugs, or transplants. We are going to use the platelets from your own blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing process and trigger the production of new hair follicles. Take a closer look at just a few of the reasons why many patients are now choosing PRP therapy as their hair growth solution.
Understanding the History of PRP
Platelet-rich plasma therapy was first developed in the 1970s, and it quickly gained popularity in the 80s and 90s. This style of therapy was originally used on patients who underwent major operations. Following a procedure, the PRP was injected into the damaged tissue in order to speed up the patient’s recovery time. After decades of research, doctors discovered that PRP could be used on surface damage as well. When the plasma is injected into the dermis and epidermis, the body floods the skin with growth factors. In addition to minimizing the appearance of cosmetic blemishes, PRP therapy is also a good option for restoring damaged hair follicles just under the surface of the skin and promoting hair growth.
A PRP Appointment
From start to finish, this procedure usually takes just minutes to complete. When you first step into the office, a trained member of our team will withdraw a small sample of blood just as if you were donating blood. That sample is placed in a medical device known as a centrifuge, and that machine spins the sample at a very high speed. Within minutes, the platelet-rich plasma separates from all of the other molecules in the blood. The serum can then be injected throughout the scalp to restore your hairline and cause hair growth.
Almost any healthy adult who is struggling with hair loss will be a good candidate, but PRP therapy is particularly effective at treating androgenic alopecia. That type of hair loss occurs at the top of the head, and it usually responds very well to PRP therapy. During your initial consultation, one of our team members can take a close look at your scalp to see if this treatment is right for you.