Hair loss can be difficult to deal with. It used to be even more difficult when medical technology didn’t offer the variety of effective and affordable solutions we have available today.
Fortunately, there are now so many choices for tackling hair loss, it’s practically impossible to not find a solution that fits your desire for the look of a full set of hair.
One of the most innovative new technologies for hair restoration is PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. It’s an effective way for people suffering from hair loss to regrow their own hair without the use of artificial chemicals.
What Is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s own natural healing abilities to trigger faster healing and growth. PRP therapy involves using some of the body’s platelets – which are loaded with healing properties – to foster restoration by allowing cells to perform the functions they were meant to perform.
PRP for Hair Restoration
When PRP therapy is used for hair restoration, it triggers healing on the scalp. The cells are rejuvenated, and they can focus on performing their function of growing hair – which they had stopped doing or were doing poorly.
To perform PRP therapy for hair restoration, a hair loss specialist or surgeon will draw some blood from your body. The doctor will then isolate the platelets from the rest of the blood via a centrifuge machine.
Once the platelets are isolated, the hair specialist or surgeon will inject the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp. Although PRP therapy is usually injected into certain places in the body, the scalp treatment involves spreading the platelets throughout the scalp.
To do this, hair specialists or surgeons may make tiny punctures on the scalp through which the plasma will enter. The punctures are extremely small, and they heal very quickly after the procedure.
However, because they serve as “wounds” that are fostering extra healing, PRP therapy triggers the body’s natural systems to perform healing. In the healing process, the rejuvenated cells should perform their function of growing hair. Everyone responds to this treatment differently.
What Is PRP Therapy Like?
PRP therapy appointments are generally one to two hours long. They are performed at either the hair specialist’s office or an outpatient center, and patients are able to go home immediately following the appointment.
The procedure is generally painless because local anesthesia is used to numb the skin.
For optimal results, multiple sessions may be necessary. If this is the case, your hair specialist may recommend four to six sessions – each a few weeks apart. You will notice hair growing a few months after a few treatments.
Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy has many benefits, including the following:
- There are no incisions made and no stitches required in PRP therapy for hair restoration. This significantly reduces the chance of complications, scars, and infections.
- The therapy is extremely safe because it involves using your body’s own blood. This reduces the chances of complications or adverse reactions.
- This is a very effective treatment because it has been tried and tested on a variety of health conditions, including hair loss.
- It requires very little downtime, and appointments are relatively short. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following the appointment.
Hair Restoration Specialists
If you are interested in exploring hair restoration methods such as PRP therapy, call MAXiM Scalp Micropigmentation to discuss your options with our qualified and experienced hair loss specialists. MAXiM has offices located throughout the United States and overseas.