What exactly is it?
If you’ve been suffering with hair loss, PRP hair regrowth may be something you like to explore. PRP is short for Platelet-rich plasma. These amazing growth factors found in red blood cells help to heal damaged tissue. Numerous studies show it’s very effective for even some of the toughest hair loss conditions, including androgenic alopecia.
Is PRP Hair Regrowth Right for Me?
Seeing your hair thinning or balding can feel incredibly scary and uncomfortable. Many patients desperately seek over the counter supplements, shampoos or treatments that “promise” thickness or hair growth. However, more often than not, patients need help from specialists and physicians who can help determine their condition or root cause and provide the best treatment plan. PRP hair regrowth is perfect for those not wanting to go through a risky, expensive and inconvenient hair transplant. Furthermore, if you don’t have enough hair to be a harvest site for transplants, this may be your best option.
The Regrowth Process:
1.Blood is drawn first. Then, the sample is placed into what’s called a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). A growth centrifuge used to separate + isolate PRP. This creates concentration that will be used on the scalp.
2.Scalp is anesthetized with both local and topical anesthetic cream. Both are very strong, so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort.
3. PRP is then injected into the scalp. Specifically in the balding or thinning areas. It will be activated once it’s injected.
4. Direct injection in a grid pattern over the entire area. Very meticulous process.
5. PRP is then applied topically for a second time all over the same thinning or balding area.
6. Finally, a micro-needling device is used to activate any remaining dormant follicles. Double trouble for those stubborn spots!
7. PRP stimulates the hair follicles to grow.
Bloody Good Results!
Micro-needling creates thousands of microscopic channels to go into the skin. This allows PRP to penetrate deeply into the dermal layer as it’s absorbed. Combined with PRP, it completely accelerates the skin’s natural healing process. It will also reactivate the hairs dormant stem cells too, creating a high concentration of growth stimulation. No scarring will result in this treatment, you may just have redness and swelling, usually just for about 3 days post-procedure. Most patients are advised to go home and take a hot shower to further stimulate the follicles.
After about 3 weeks, regrowth begins but some patients have actually reported hair changes within the very first week! Doctors advise consistency is key for PRP hair regrowth treatment. Usually once a month for the first 3-4 months and then every 3-6 months after. This painless treatment is used in combination with additional supplements or hair loss blockers prescribed by your physician. Talk to your doctor and get ready to have hair commercial worthy locks!