Hair Loss Got You Down? Platelet-Rich Plasma May Regrow It

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Hair loss is a difficult problem for people all over the USA.  Usually associated with men, pattern baldness can also affect women.  In fact, 30 million American women struggle with it.  Some people have problems with hair loss early in life, but 50% of men over the age of 50 experience at least some loss of hair.

But now, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has offered hope to those looking to solve their hair loss problem.  Usually associated with the Vampire Facial, PRP has now been seen to promote the regrowth of hair by repairing damage that’s caused it to fall out.

With no side effects and only a minimal sensation of pressure at the treatment site, PRP provides a whole new way of approaching hair loss for medical aesthetics specialists.

How It Works

PRP uses the body’s own natural healing properties.  A small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge.  This process separates the required plasma from other elements in the blood.  The resulting, isolated plasma is then injected into areas of hair loss.

In use for over a decade by doctors employing it to heal joint injuries, PRP’s effectiveness has crossed over to the medical cosmetics market, helping people enjoy a fresher, more youthful appearance by addressing fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and other aesthetic challenges, with amazing results.

The PRP works to repair blood vessels, promote healing and stimulate the growth of collagen in the skin.

For hair loss, injections are administered every month for 3 months.  After the initial 3 months, injections are administered every 3 or 4 months for a period of 2 years.  So, this isn’t a quick fix.  It’s a process to restore the scalp to its former condition, allowing hair to return.

How Does It Stack Up?

If you’re concerned about hair loss, then you’re probably aware of other options on the market.  Here’s how PRP stacks up.

There are only 3 other FDA-approved therapies addressing hair loss.  The first two are finasteride and minoxidil.  These are both pharmaceutical products which come with side effects.  Minoxidil can cause scalp dryness and itching, while finasteride can cause sexual dysfunction (particularly in men).

Transplanting hair follicles from other parts of the body is the final option.  An invasive, surgical procedure, there’s recovery time involved and transplantation (hair plugs) is rarely recommended by doctors unless there’s been material loss of hair.

In contrast, platelet rich plasma utilizes the natural healing properties of your own blood, with no side effects, no recovery time and minimal discomfort.

Results are very promising, with results being seen in both men and women after only 3 months.  At that point of treatment, most patients enjoy a 30% to 40% restoration of lost hair.

Ethos Spa, Skin & Laser Center

Our doctor-directed spa offers the most advanced therapies available and PRP for hair loss is just one of them.  If you’re ready to address hair loss with this unique, safe treatment, contact us for a consultation and let’s get started!

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