Though baldness affects more men than women, both sexes can be impacted by hair loss and thinning. This can have serious impacts on self-esteem and confidence, which is why many seek treatments to regrow lost hair. Most treatments for thinning hair involve medication or hair transplants – but platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss is different.
How does PRP work ?
PRP is a concentrated fluid extracted from your own blood, with added growth factors and essential proteins that encourage hair regrowth, and is more effective for patients with recent hair loss, have thinning hair or are losing hair due to stress or illness.
What can PRP treat ?
Symptoms necessitating PRP injections include hair thinning, hair loss and bald spots. These highly visible conditions are irreversible without the intervention of an outside stimulant such as PRP injections.
What is a PRP session like ?
A topical anaesthesia is usually administered to the treatment area, other sedation solutions are offered as recommended by your dermatologist.
The procedure for hair loss begins by separating the platelets in the blood using a centrifuge. Once complete, the platelet-rich plasma is carefully injected into the patient’s target area on the scalp, at the level of the hair follicles.
What results can be expected from PRP ?
Look for results between three and six months after treatment, with swelling and discomfort for 2-3 days of the treated area. However, keep in mind that many factors can affect when results appear and how pronounced they are. These factors include your sex, age, hormonal balance, blood flow, and more.