Hair loss is an emotional event for both men and women. However, when caught early there are steps you can take to halt the process and even regrow the hair that you have lost in many cases. Using Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) administered with a pistor eliance can help hair regrow for people in the early stages of hair loss.
What is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP is a treatment that can help restore hair growth. It is especially effective when hair loss is from androgenetic alopecia (often referred to as male pattern baldness in men) or traction alopecia (a condition that occurs from wearing hair pulled back too tightly). PRP is a relatively new service to combat hair loss.
Often hair loss occurs as a result of damage to the hair follicles. PRPs are rich in proteins and several growth factors that help to accelerate cell repair in the body. Luckily, PRP has the ability to reverse the process so the patient’s follicles heal, and the patient can regrow hair.
Ideally, PRP is a good option for anyone with mild to moderate hair loss. Remember, when caught early, you will have the greatest success for hair regrowth because the follicles have simply entered a dormant phase and can still be coaxed back to functioning.
Hair Regrowth Using PRP
The hair regrowth process of PRP relies on platelets from the patients’ blood along with red and white blood cells to accelerate healing. To obtain PRP, the patient gives blood which is then ran through a machine known as a centrifuge. The machine spins quickly to separate the platelets from the blood. The platelets are then ready for injection into regions of hair loss.
Recently, PRP’s success at restoring hair growth has made it a popular treatment option for many people combating hair loss.
Is PRP a Cure for Baldness?
At this point, PRP is not viewed as a ‘cure’ because one treatment will not solve the problem. Instead, the patient will possibly need to undergo several PRP treatments over time to continue encouraging hair growth. You’ll need to discuss how often to undergo PRP treatments with your aesthetic technician. Usually, they will evaluate the results of your first initial treatment to determine how long to wait between maintenance injections, but it is typically every three to six months.
Possible Side Effects of PRP
PRP is made from the patient’s own blood components so there are relatively few risks involved in the process carried out at LSV.
On occasion, patients who undergo PRP administered via pistor eliance will experience the following side effects:
● Scalp tenderness at the injection site
● Slight swelling
● Mild, temporary bleeding at the injection site
Results of PRP and Hair Regrowth
Hair regrowth does not happen overnight after PRP. First, you’ll typically notice far less hair loss after a PRP treatment. Then you’ll start to see new hairs appearing as growth starts in the afflicted areas.
Overall, PRP for combating hair loss is highly effective with few (if any) side effects. If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact LSV to schedule a consultation to discuss your hair regrowth needs and how PRP can help.