3 Surprising Benefits of Using PRP to Treat Hair Loss
Posted April 22, 2015 in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
Getting older takes its toll on your body, from head to toe. Speaking of heads, if your hair starts falling out increasingly more as each year passes, this can result in a decrease in confidence or self-esteem. Some men try to cover up their growing hair loss problem with hats, while women opt for wigs. But for either gender, there is a more satisfying, long-term solution.
Whether it is the result of stress, poor diet, lifestyle or hereditary issues is moot point. Losing your hair is one of the ungraceful results of aging that you may wish did not exist. Most people naturally lose between twenty-five to one hundred hairs each day, which is considered normal. These tend to grow back when we are younger, but as we age and the body starts declining in hair production, then the hair loss can become more extreme. Before you know it, you may be losing more hair than your body is able to reproduce. The medical term for this is known as alopecia.
What is PRP and How is it Used to Treat Hair Loss?
One of the more recent treatments for hair loss is one that is also used to reverse aging of the skin, as well as other uses. PRP is an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, and ever since it was first introduced to the cosmetic industry, it has been widely accepted as a safe, FDA approved and effective treatment for a variety of anti-aging functions.
You may have heard of a “Vampire Facelift” in which PRP Therapy is injected on the face to reduce wrinkles, scars or fine lines, giving patients a more youthful appearance. Well, this same technique is being used to help sufferers of alopecia recover lost hair from the top of their head. The plasma is chock-full of platelets and collagen, as well as other growth factors that are essential to tissue regrowth. Once injected on a patient’s scalp, it can stir up the body’s own ability to grow hair again.
3 Surprising Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
While there may be more than three benefits of using PRP to treat hair loss, these are the best:
- Uses a patient’s own blood: The blood used for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy comes from a person’s own body, whereupon the doctor will separate the platelet rich plasma from the rest and then mix it with an activating compound. Using a centrifuge, the good blood cells are blended together to create maximum richness for stimulation and regrowth. By using a patient’s own blood, there is little to no risk of it not being effective.
- High success rates: The platelets can effectively halt or reverse thinning hair follicles, which is one reason for hair loss. Most patients notice results within three to six months of the treatment, which helps the appearance to be less drastic. Subtle, gradual hair regrowth gives people an ability to adjust to the outcome in a natural manner.
- Affordable hair restoration treatment: Hair transplants can be expensive, and pills and topical solutions don’t work all that well. PRP is surprisingly affordable as a hair regrowth solution. Some people choose to do PRP in conjunction with hair transplants, which can increase the success rate.
Not to worry, even if the thought of going through such an undertaking sounds painful, it is not. Most PRP hair loss patients only report mild discomfort, if any. It might feel strange, almost like getting a tattoo.
Dr. Humberto Palladino is a PRP Therapy Physician who has performed hundreds of these procedures. He starts by numbing the areas of the injection and then places the plasma into the scalp rather meticulously, one by one. It does take a while, but the entire process can be done as an outpatient visit. You may need more than one session to achieve the full effects of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Learn more about the benefits of PRP hair treatments by scheduling an appointment with MagicSurgeon Dr. Humberto Palladino. Call (866) 624-7874 to get a free consultation.