Hair loss affects men and women of all ages and ethnicities. For many years people were forced to accept hair loss as a part of life, with no affordable or effective treatments available to solve the problem. Today there are many options on the market to help reduce or eradicate hair loss entirely. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment for hair loss is one of the more effective treatments to help you keep your hair at any age. Let’s discuss what PRP treatments are, what to expect during the treatment process, and what some of the benefits are that you can look forward to achieving.
What Are PRP Treatments?
Your blood contains white blood cells, red bloods and platelets. Each of these three elements have important functions to protect, restore and rejuvenate your body. White blood cells are responsible for protecting your body against infections. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body and platelets help your body react to bleeding and protect against blood loss by creating blood clots. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has many growth factors because of its high concentration of platelets. PRP has been used in medical procedures due to its ability to assist in wound healing. It is widely accepted by dermatologists around the world and is used in various hair and skin procedures.
How Do PRP Treatments Work?
The PRP for your treatment will come from your own blood. Because your blood is used, the procedure is very safe with little to no side effects. During your appointment, a nurse will use the Vein Finder device to draw your blood. The advanced device allows for a more comfortable and speedy blood withdrawal to help you have the positive experience at our office. The extracted blood is put in a centrifuge and the platelets are then separated. This process only takes a few minutes, but when complete the growth factors found in your blood sample will have concentrated and increased to about ten times as much. The Zimmer Chiller will be placed on the desired areas, where hair is thinning, to help make your procedure as comfortable as possible. Your concentrated PRP will then be injected into your scalp. The treatments will take place monthly over the course of four months. Thereafter you will only return for maintenance treatments every six months.
What Are The Benefits Of PRP Treatment?
PRP Treatments have benefitted many fields of medicine. These treatments are also offered in other fields, such as plastic surgery and dentistry, and are even used to treat arthritis. The Benefits for PRP treatment for hair loss include:
The platelets for your treatment will be sourced from your own blood. This makes the treatment particularly safe as it reduces the risk of allergies and side effects, as your blood isn’t foreign to your body – you’re merely redirecting it. At Siperstein Dermatology Group we pride ourselves in having a team of experts making your dermatological needs a reality safely and comfortably.
The PRP treatment for hair loss allows for precision as PRP will only be injected in the predetermined area. The area is marked before the procedure takes place and the injections are only placed within those parameters, promoting hair growth exactly where you want it.
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According to a study done by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, PRP treatment improves both volume and quality of hair. The women who participated in the study had a positive outcome after the treatment with results improving even within six months after the initial procedure.
Is This Treatment Right For Me?
PRP treatment for hair loss is the perfect addition to your current treatment for male or female pattern hair loss. Our experts at Siperstein Dermatology Group are committed to providing an experience that is safe, comfortable and that meets your needs. If you are experiencing hair loss and would like a safe and effective treatment, PRP treatment for hair loss is for you.
Contact Siperstein Dermatology Group today to book your appointment for an evaluation with one of our hair loss experts.