A platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment, used in many medical procedures, is when person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp as a three-step medical treatment for hair loss. The platelet-rich plasma, or PRP treatment for hair loss, includes injections that trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Today, we at Skin Body & Refinery would like to further elaborate on PRP treatment for hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Process
As a three-step process, PRP therapy generally requires three treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart. To maintain results, treatments then require every 4 – 6 months. The first step includes your blood being drawn, usually from the arm. Once collected, it is treated a centrifuge, which is a machine that separate fluids of different densities by spinning rapidly. Next, following the 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood is separated into in three layers; platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The 3rd step is where the platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into targeted areas of the scalp.
Is PRP Effective for Hair Loss?
Though PRP for hair loss is still in its infancy, the clinical evidence and the sufficient theoretical scientific basis to support its use in hair restoration, makes PRP a positive solution for those combating hair loss. You are not at risk for getting a communicable disease PRP being due to the PRP therapy involves injecting your own blood into your scalp. However, there are some risk of side effects for this therapy that you should be aware of and they include the following:
– scar tissue
– injury to blood vessels or nerves
– injection points developing calcification
Additionally, few patients have a negative reaction to the anesthetic used in the therapy. Also, before the procedure, please ensure you let the medical professional of all medicines including supplements and herbs you are taking. Generally, those taking blood thinners, heavy smokers, and people with a history of alcohol or drug abuse are not potential candidates for the procedure. As well as those with acute or chronic infections; cancer; chronic liver disease; chronic skin disease; hemodynamic instability; hypofibrinogenemia; metabolic disorder; platelet dysfunction syndromes; systemic disorder; sepsis; low platelet count; and thyroid disease.
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You have a number of options including medication like Rogaine and Propecia, along with hair transplant surgery, the concern for hair loss might lead you to consider PRP therapy. PRP is a safe and effective way of reversing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth. If you are experiencing hair loss, make a consultation appointment with Skin Body & Refinery today. We can answer all of your questions, address your concerns and let our medical specialists do the rest. If PRP hair restoration treatment is ideal for you, we can schedule your treatments according to your individual circumstances. Call Skin and Body Refinery and let our professionals do the rest.