PRP might be just what you need to restore your hair!
In the last blog, we talked about how incredible the body is at healing itself, as well as one way that PRP can be used to stimulate healing alongside stem cell therapy.
However, that is only one of the many benefits that PRP can be used to re-generate growth in the body. But, if you are balding or have thinning hair, you might be far more interested in how it can be used to restore hair growth.
Because hair plugs and topical solutions as hair replacement and regrowth options are costly and ineffective, the opportunity for a more permanent and effective solution is especially exciting. PRP for hair restoration is just the solution you need.
PRP stimulates new hair-follicle growth by encouraging the body to activate healing and regenerative properties that it naturally possesses. Here is what else you should know about this better option for hair restoration.
FAQ About PRP for Hair Restoration
- How do PRP hair regrowth treatments work? PRP for hair regrowth is an in-office, non-surgical, autologous treatment that is derived from the patient’s own blood and can be performed in about an hour. PRP contains growth factors that are responsible for stimulating and enhancing hair follicle function. Small injections of the PRP deliver the powerful platelet-derived growth factors into the skin at the level of the weak follicles.
- Am I a good candidate for PRP hair restoration treatments? There are two types of ideal candidates when it comes to PRP treatments. Either patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, or patients with small areas of alopecia areata. These patients tend to have the most successful hair regrowth after PRP treatments.
- How long will my PRP treatment for hair restoration last? From current methods, the average patient will require their repeat PRP treatment after one to two years in order to maintain the hair growth effects.
- What are the side effects of the treatment? The only negative side effect for this procedure is that there may be some brief mild inflammation noticeable as redness/pinkness and numbness of the scalp may be present for several hours. On the positive side, however, there is no activity restriction after a PRP treatment and patients may shower/shampoo/condition their hair normally just several hours after the treatment and resume normal daily and athletic activities.
PRP is a more effective method than traditional hair loss treatments, and patients have seen results in natural new hair growth in as few as 3 treatments, sometimes even after the first. If you think thatPRP for hair restoration might be the right treatment option for you, or if you have more questions don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman.