Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss or hair thinning treatment is an innovative science-based procedure which uses your body’s own natural healing processes to restore healthy hair. PRP for hair loss has shown positive results and will actually regrow hair for many people, without the need for surgery or pills. In addition, PRP is derived from your own blood, so the risk of side effects is very minimal, and no major issues have been reported.
PRP for Hair Loss
PRP is created by drawing the patient’s blood, placing it in a centrifuge and spinning it until the platelets and plasma are separated. The separated PRP suspension is then injected directly into the site of hair loss.
Platelets and plasma are what your body uses to stimulate new tissue growth and rebuild damaged tissues. In this case, they stimulate new hair growth, while building fullness and strength of existing hair. This ensures that thicker hair can grow at the injection site, but it is also less susceptible to breaking or falling out. The biostation’s bRegenerative PR hair restoration procedure can also be paired with an injection of amniotic stem cells to further increase the growth of new hair follicles.
What is the Recovery Time?
PRP hair treatments have very little recovery time. Usually you can return to work immediately after your procedure, or continue on with your day. There is little pain or discomfort associated with the treatment, aside from a little redness around the injection site. Your body will immediately go to work as the growth factors to begin to regenerate new tissue, activate new, healthy hair follicles and regrow hair. In fact, you will see enhanced hair growth for several months as your body continues to produce new tissue over time.
In order to see long term improvements, many patients undergo three to four treatments spaced several months apart. This gives the doctor time to see how well the previous treatment took hold, and how much more is needed to achieve the desired results.
Are There Side Effects to PRP Therapy?
In general, PRP for hair restoration is considered extremely low risk for most patients. Since the ingredients in PRP come from the patient’s own body, there is almost zero chance of reaction, and most side effects are limited to short term inflammation at the site of the injection.
Over time, PRP therapy is shown to drastically reduce hair loss and increase follicle density by up to 25%. Results vary from patient to patient, but PRP is being touted as one of the most cost-effective treatments available on the market currently for all forms of hair loss in both men and women.