Are you beginning to notice a receding hairline, bald spot, or hair left in your shower drain? Hair loss is a common – but dreaded – result of aging, hormonal changes, and some health conditions.
Thankfully, medical advancements are providing new, innovative solutions for hair loss. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is one such solution that can stimulate hair growth without the need for invasive procedures or artificial hair.
What is PRP?
PRP is a concentration of platelets derived from the patient’s own blood. Platelets are a kind of blood cell that plays a vital role in the body’s healing process. Additionally, platelets have growth factors that can trigger cell and tissue regeneration.
As a regenerative treatment, PRP is gaining popularity for various injuries and joint conditions, like arthritis. However, PRP therapy has also shown success as a hair growth treatment.
How PRP Stimulates Hair Growth
When PRP is injected directly into areas with thinning hair, it can stimulate new hair growth by reviving dormant hair follicles. PRP injections increase blood flow to the targeted hair follicles, helping to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the scalp for improved hair growth. The growth factors within PRP can also add strength and thickness to existing hair follicles.
Since PRP therapy stimulates natural hair growth, it produces a natural-looking result. Additionally, the treatment can be tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
The Process For PRP Hair Loss
In PRP therapy, your doctor will first draw a small amount of blood. The blood is then put into a centrifuge, where it spins rapidly to concentrate the platelets. Next, your doctor will inject the platelet-rich plasma into areas of the scalp that are thinning or showing signs of hair loss.
At Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness, we’re proud to offer PRP therapy as a safe, minimally-invasive hair growth treatment. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us today.