How PRP Helps With Hair Loss
Have you noticed your hair thinning over the years? Are you curious about regrowth options but want to avoid surgery? Then, PRP might be an excellent solution for you. Patients who have undergone chemotherapy treatment or those who have gone through pre-menopause and menopause, as well as other hormonal changes that cause hair loss, have found success with PRP treatments. In addition, patients with some forms of alopecia and even male hair loss due to age or low testosterone have also benefited from PRP hair loss. It’s a remarkable treatment that utilizes your body’s natural resources to enrich your scalp to grow thicker, stronger hair.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss PRP, how it works, and where to learn more!
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a non-surgical option for hair restoration. This process consists of applying your body’s platelet-rich plasma injected into the area of thinning hair to stimulate new hair growth and improve the health and texture of your existing hair. When you come in for a PRP treatment, a small blood sample will be taken from your arm and placed into a centrifuge. This machine will separate the platelet-rich plasma from your blood to be injected precisely into the treatment area. This highly technical process has been simplified with modern technology and can be achieved with an in-office appointment that takes about an hour.
How Does it Work?
PRP works by combining and binding plasma to other cells within the blood. Doing this speeds up their replication and allows rapid healing to take place. When this occurs, collagen is stimulated to begin production. This is especially beneficial in areas where collagen production may have slowed or stopped in aging skin. It can restore a more youthful appearance and stimulate growth within hair follicles, leading to thicker and even fuller hair growth.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Each PRP treatment takes about an hour. We typically recommend four treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Although each patient is different, you’ll naturally begin to see effects on your existing hair within two weeks, such as improved texture or thickness of new growth. However, it can take three to six months to see the measurable difference most patients seek. Typically, patients who succeed with this treatment schedule a maintenance treatment 12-24 months after the initial treatments to maintain their results.
Am I A Good Candidate?
The best candidates for PRP treatments are in good overall health. They are not dealing with any current skin issues (such as sunburn) in the treatment area. They are non-smokers, can commit to a full treatment regimen, and have realistic expectations for how this treatment can help. If you are a good candidate or want to learn more about PRP, contact us today, and our talented medical staff can answer any questions you have.
Where Can I Go To Learn More?
At Aiken, we offer PRP for hair loss and much more! When booking your appointment, we’ll answer any questions and tell you about all the available treatment options. We believe in putting patients first. We can create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results. Nothing makes us happier than happy clients, and we want you to look and feel your best. When you work with us, we’ll take the time to answer your questions so you can feel confident about the treatment you will receive. You’ll love how you look; when you’re ready to start your journey with PRP, contact us today. You may reach us at 803-830-4940 or stop by our office at 931 Daugherty Rd. in Aiken, South Carolina.