Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy comes to us from the world of sports medicine, but it’s making material inroads in the world of aesthetic treatments.
Hair loss is a problem most commonly associated with males in mid-life. But hair doesn’t exclusively affect this demographic group. Women can also experience hair loss and it can happen in much younger people.
If you’re here because you’ve heard about the treatment and are asking yourself, “How can PRP help with my hair loss by stimulating hair growth?”, we hope the information you’re about to read will be helpful.
PRP for Hair Growth
The follicles are the roots of your hair, residing just under the skin. To perform well, they require adequate nutrition from the blood. When this nutrition isn’t getting to the follicles, hair loss results.
PRP is extracted from other components of the blood in a centrifuge and this substance – the PRP – has 3-5 times more platelet content than regular blood, containing vital nutrients and protein.
PRP has been proven to stimulate the growth of hair by attracting stem cells, decreasing inflammation in the scalp and increasing needed circulation to the hair follicles, which in turn, leads to growth.
How It’s Done
If you’ve ever had a blood test, you’ll be familiar with the first step of PRP hair loss treatment, which is the extraction of a small amount of your blood.
Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge, where it’s processed for 15 minutes to separate the PRP. It’s now ready for injection into your scalp to stimulate improved hair growth.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Most recipients of PRP therapy for hair loss have 4 treatments, scheduled 6-8 weeks apart. Following the initial treatment, it’s recommended that guests come for subsequent sessions at intervals of 6-12 months to maintain results.
While there’s much skepticism in connection with PRP therapy, a study conducted in 2014 showed encouraging results for the treatment of hair loss.
Study leads concluded that the therapy was effective, safe and rendered a high rate of satisfaction among those who pursued at least 4 treatments with PRP.
It was shown that study participants experienced a greatly reduced rate of hair loss between the 1st and 4th treatment with PRP. A hair count of 93 follicular units was seen, with a starting point of an average 71.
And so, the study showed that PRP therapy not only stopped hair loss but led to an increase in total follicles per area treated.
Ethos Spa, Skin & Laser Center
At Ethos Spa, our suite of cosmetic services is conducted under the guidance of a Board governed by medical professionals. PRP treatment for hair loss is a safe, effective treatment which has been shown to deliver results.
Hair loss needn’t be your reality. With this new entrant to the hair loss treatment market, there’s renewed hope for those who long to have a fuller head of hair and to feel more confident about themselves.
Contact us to schedule a consultation.