Hair loss can be embarrassing and trying to cover up thinning hair and bald spots is challenging. There are many options for hair restoration, but recent advancements have led to a revolutionary non-surgical treatment: PRP hair restoration.
Hair restoration with PRP utilizes your body’s naturally-occurring growth factors to trigger new growth from dormant hair follicles, and cause active follicles to produce thicker, healthier strands. PRP hair restoration is completed without any incisions or anesthesia, making it a wonderful alternative to traditional, more invasive hair restoration.
PRP has been used for decades in medicine to speed wound healing, and to enhance bone regeneration – and is now used to restore healthier, thicker hair.
Candidates for PRP Hair Restoration
As PRP hair restoration is a relatively quick and painless way to restore hair growth, almost anyone can be a candidate for the procedure. You may notice that your hair isn’t as full and thick as it was in the past, and attempts to hide the condition or make your remaining hair look thicker can be distressing. Men and women who are experiencing significant hair loss can benefit from an easy, non-surgical procedure to activate healthy hair growth.
Fortunately, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) hair restoration is a safe and effective way to stimulate inactive follicles to begin a new growth phase without surgery. Virtually all adults in good health can be considered for PRP hair restoration. Some medical conditions, especially those that cause excess thinning or clotting of the blood, may require a change in medication or dosage before undergoing the procedure. Dr. Riehs will help you determine if you are a candidate.
PRP Hair Restoration Procedure
Your procedure will begin with drawing a sample of blood. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is derived from the growth factors occurring naturally in your blood. The PRP is separated by spinning your blood in a centrifuge, effectively concentrating the regenerative healing compounds used during the procedure. The PRP is then prepared for injection.
Injections are usually completed in 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.
How PRP Works
It may sound non-traditional, but the PRP method is frequently used for a variety of cosmetic and medical procedures for its known natural healing and regenerative powers. The centrifuge separates and concentrates the growth factors from your blood that, when injected into affected areas, works to stimulate stem cells at the base of the follicle to initiate new growth.
Over time the hair will continue to grow in, filling in thin areas to make your hair appear fuller.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
The quick and easy PRP hair restoration procedure has many benefits, including:
- Little to no recovery time
- A virtually painless alternative to surgery
- No anesthesia, sedation, or incisions
- Natural looking results
- Natural treatment that triggers the body’s own regenerative process
PRP for hair loss can be used alone or in conjunction with other treatments. Many patients use minoxidil or other medications in conjunction with the PRP hair restoration treatments depending on the degree of thinning or balding.