Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a regenerative treatment that has become popular for a range of applications, both cosmetic and medical. From improving the health of your skin to relieving pain from injuries, PRP offers powerful benefits. Now, PRP is available as a treatment for hair loss so that you can regain (and maintain) a full head of hair.
PRP is rich in healing growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration. When PRP is used for patients with hair loss, it promotes new growth and helps prevent future loss.
What is PRP?
Platelets are found in the blood and work quickly to heal damaged tissue after you sustain an injury. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets and can accelerate healing when it’s injected into the site of an injury. During PRP treatment, a small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn. This blood is then spun very quickly in a centrifuge, which isolates the platelets from other components in the blood. Your doctor will then inject the concentrated platelets into the treatment area.
How PRP Works for Hair Growth
PRP works as a treatment for hair loss because it can stimulate cell growth to restore the health and function of damaged or dormant hair follicles. PRP is often used for hair loss in patients with androgenetic alopecia, which is a condition that causes shrunken hair follicles. In the weeks and months after receiving PRP treatment, patients notice larger follicles and denser hair growth..
The Benefits of PRP for Hair Growth
PRP therapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that doesn’t require any recovery downtime. Plus, it only uses platelets derived from your own blood, meaning that no foreign substances are injected into the body. While PRP isn’t considered a cure for hair loss, it can give you back the fuller, thicker hair from your youth.
To learn more about PRP for hair growth, book a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today!