PRP Hair Restoration
Most people are somewhat familiar with the term platelet-rich plasma or PRP due to the popularity of the vampire facial. A similar treatment is available for hair loss. The treatment is based on the two main components of the plasma in the blood. These are the platelets and the white blood cells. Both of them contain growth factors that signal the skin cells when it is time to function. These growth factors are an important part of medicine and are used to treat numerous health issues as well as help address certain cosmetic concerns. When the hair is thinning, the activity of the hair follicles can stimulated by the growth factors to promote the growth of new hair.
Georgia Center for Female Health now offers PRP for hair restoration as a non-surgical means of promoting natural hair growth while helping you reclaiming self-confidence.
There are several scientific articles showing PRP is an excellent treatment for hair loss by increasing the hair thickness, count and growth cycle. During the past few years, this treatment has gained popularity all over the world. The process for hair growth using PRP starts by taking a standard blood draw from the arm of the patient. The blood is placed into a machine called a centrifuge while still in the tube. The machine spins the tube until the plasma and red blood cells have separated. The plasma is high in platelets necessary for hair growth. The plasma is then directly injected into the scalp at the hair follicle level.
The injections are given across the scalp.. For the typical case, this process requires thirty minutes to one hour to complete. It is recommended the patient take warm showers as this will enhance both the circulation and the blood flow to the scalp. Blow-drying, processing or coloring the hair must be avoided for one to two days to ensure the results are not damaged in any way.
The Best Candidates
PRP treatments are essentially a good match for any individual experiencing hair loss. Those with early hair loss have had the best response to the treatment. PRP is also effective for patients with a genetic type of hair thinning called androgenic alopecia. This condition causes the hair to thin across the top of the head for men. Women with this condition generally see a widening part but the thickness towards the back of the head remains normal.
The Results of the Treatment
The treatments are necessary once each month for between three and four months. After this, maintenance treatments are given every three to six months. The exact timeframe is dependent on the results and the response of each individual patient. The first thing the patient usually notices is less hair shedding. This is followed by an increased length and an early regrowth of hair. It is important to realize PRP is part of a program created to treat hair loss and thinning.
If you are interested in learning more about PRP for hair restoration, contact us today at Georgia Center for Female Health to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!