Does Hair Loss Prevention Really Work?: The Power of PRP Hair Loss Therapy
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Significant advancements in medical technology have allowed us to tackle previously unsolvable problems. Hair loss plagues many individuals, both men and women.
Luckily for some, this no longer has to be the case. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are now considered a standard procedure for hair restoration, offering impressive results. This procedure isn’t a pseudoscience treatment either; one study examined PRP’s effectiveness and found that most of the 460 participants experienced significant hair regrowth.
What Is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP for hair loss treatment is a non-invasive, three-step process. The individual has their blood drawn, processed, and then injected back into the scalp. The blood is processed to separate the red blood cells from the plasma with a centrifuge.
Why Is PRP So Effective for Hair Loss?
PRP is thought to be effective because platelets play a crucial role in our body’s healing process. Platelets contain a range of proteins and growth factors that aid in tissue repair. As some types of hair loss are due to damaged hair follicles, the theory is that injecting the platelet-rich blood into the hair follicles will stimulate the follicles.
Is PRP Hair Loss Treatments Popular?
As PRP is one of the only successful hair treatments on the market, it has gained significant popularity over the last few years.
Am I A Candidate for PRP Hair Treatments?
Unfortunately, PRP treatments aren’t effective for every patient. A good candidate for PRP hair loss treatment:
- Is still in the early stages of hair loss
- Have weak areas of hair growth but still maintains functioning hair follicles
- Does not have alopecia areata
- Is in general good health
As this treatment looks to repair damaged hair follicles, the hair follicles need to be still present and somewhat functioning for the procedure to work. PRP won’t work on candidates that are completely bald.
Patients who get PRP treatments can see full results within six to nine months of the treatment. Multiple sessions will be necessary for the treatment to work fully. Once a patient sees results they’re happy with, they only need to come back for touch-ups treatments occasionally.
PRP treatments can work as a standalone hair loss therapy procedure and often don’t require anything else in conjunction.
Interested in Learning More?
Hair thinning and hair loss can have drastic impacts on a person’s self-confidence. If you are interested in seeing real results to reduce and revert your hair loss, book a PRP consultation with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery today. Our team will examine you to identify if PRP is the right choice for your situation.