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Hair loss is a common problem faced by people around the world. In some cases, it may be due to genetic problems, while in other cases, different factors may play a role in causing it. These factors include an unbalanced diet, pollution, stress, and aging.
Treating hair loss has been a matter of concern for many years, and numerous treatments for it have emerged. One cutting-edge non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment for hair loss is PRP hair restoration.
What Is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. The PRP hair-restoration treatment makes use of the plasma in your blood, which contains white blood cells and platelets. These components, which contain mesenchymal stem cells, stimulate the hair follicles and promote fresh growth.
The treatment helps in increasing the amount of hair and its thickness. It also promotes the hair cycle’s growth phase. One of the main goals of the treatment is to stimulate the inactive or new hair follicles and enable them to become active.
PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical therapeutic procedure that involves no scalpels or long recovery periods. It is quite safe, partially because it makes use of your own platelets for treatment. This ensures that there is no chance of blood infections, and it also means that the cells will not be rejected by the patient’s immune system.
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How Is PRP Hair Restoration Done?
The PRP hair-restoration session lasts approximately 30 minutes. It begins with drawing blood from the patient’s arm. The blood is placed in a tube, which is centrifuged to separate the red blood cells from the plasma.
The plasma is then prepared using a specific device. This device is a sterile system used to collect the platelets in a concentration that is three times higher than in normal blood. The system also eliminates granulocytes, which are cells that would pose a potential risk to the regeneration of tissues and healing of wounds.
Once the PRP is ready to be injected, local anesthesia is administered to the patient. Following this, the PRP is injected into the patient’s scalp at approximately every half inch of the thinned-out area. After the injecting is done, the patient’s hair is washed and the session ends. Little to no downtime is required following this procedure.
Is PRP Hair Restoration Right for You?
PRP hair restoration is best suited to individuals with androgenic alopecia. The treatment is not ideal for individuals who have a history of excessive drug use, alcohol use, or heavy smoking, or for those diagnosed with chronic skin cancer, chronic liver disease, sepsis, or thrombocytopenia.
PRP is not a cure for hair loss; instead, it promotes the growth of hair and can be used as a complementary therapy with other medical therapies.
Make an Appointment to Learn More
Prior to your PRP hair-restoration treatment, you will need to schedule a helpful consultation with Dr. Shafer. Dr. Shafer will ask you about your medical history and confirm whether or not PRP is the right hair-restoration option for you. Contact us for your consultation.