Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair therapy involves a three-step treatment in which a patient’s blood is extracted and processed to isolate platelet-rich plasma before being injected into their scalp. PRP injection helps in natural hair growth and increasing hair thickness by increasing hair follicles’ blood supply. This therapy, at times, is administered with other hair loss medications and procedures.
PRP therapy has been used since the 1980s to boost healing for muscle and joint injuries, as well as many other applications that are continuously being discovered and studied.
The Process of PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is quickly and easily performed in any of our Massachusetts office locations and requires no downtime after a session. It typically requires about four sessions for optimal results, although more may be needed for advanced hair loss.
Step one is the first phase of PRP, where a specialist draws blood from your arm and puts it in a centrifuge, which is a machine that rotates very quickly to separate different fluid densities.
After about ten minutes, the blood in the centrifuge will be in three layers: red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma, and platelet-rich plasma. Next, a specialist uses a syringe to draw the platelet-rich plasma and injects it into the scalp areas that need hair growth.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
Over-the-counter or non-medical solutions for hair loss like Rogaine are much less effective than this medical procedure, which uses your body’s natural growth factors to revitalize hair follicles for thicker, fuller hair. This is a great alternative to more expensive, more painful procedures such as hair grafting, and many patients have great success in just a few months following their first treatment session.
PRP for Hair Loss Results
Immediately after each treatment with PRP, patients typically experience mild discomfort and inflammation around the injection sites, but can otherwise go about their day as normal. While you may begin to see results in as little as a few weeks, the final results will be most noticeable after about three months from the final treatment session.
PRP therapy can boost hair regrowth and put hair follicles back into their normal cycle of growth, with or without the use of other treatments or medications. To find out how PRP can help with your specific hair loss concerns, contact the expert aestheticians at Cosmetic Laser Solutions today.
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If you’re not satisfied with your thinning or receding hair and other options aren’t working, PRP for hair loss may be right for you. PRP therapy is safe and effective and can provide results in as little as three weeks. To learn more about this treatment plan and to find out if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our highly-trained team or book your appointment directly through our scheduler!