While various celebrities — like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Natalie Portman, and Charlize Theron — have made being bald look attractive and desirable, we understand that there are those who prefer having a full head of hair.
Fortunately, you don’t have to shave your entire head to mask thinning hair. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an advanced and innovative treatment that addresses hair loss problems. All-natural, easily accessible, and non-invasive, it’s the go-to solution for hair loss issues.
A Closer Look at PRP Hair Treatment
PRP is typically used for orthopedic and sports medicine applications to treat injuries and relieve pain. However, because of its ability to promote the natural healing of tissues, it has also become an invaluable asset in cosmetic procedures like hair restoration.
The treatment is a cutting-edge non-surgical solution for individuals with thinning hair. It works by stimulating the hair follicles to encourage the growth of new strands.
PRP involves the extraction and use of the person’s own blood to rejuvenate cells. The plasma in the blood contains a protein called platelets. The platelets are responsible for controlling your body’s response to injury and increasing the production of new cells. Higher plasma concentration leads to higher tissue regeneration.
Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Loss Problems
PRP therapy was introduced in Europe in 2005. Before then, hair loss was reversed or prevented through prescription medications and/or hair transplant procedures. However, these options resulted in adverse side effects that include an itchy scalp and lengthy downtime. Certain hair growth drugs have even been associated with erectile dysfunction.
Proven as an effective method for repairing wounds and tissues, PRP became a popular treatment over time.
The procedure is simple. Once your blood has been drawn and your platelets and plasma have been separated, the PRP is injected into your scalp by a certified professional. This not only promotes cell growth and healing but also repairs your blood vessels and stimulates collagen production. The platelets injected into the scalp help activate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles. It triggers the active growth phase, encouraging the generation of new hair while also thickening existing strands.
Moreover, since there is no downtime after the procedure, patients won’t have to miss out on regular activities or take time off work.
In addition, because PRP uses your body’s natural growth factors instead of harmful chemicals, it is safe. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure that promises successful hair restoration. Various studies show that injecting PRP into the scalp will effectively trigger the successful regrowth of hair in both men and women.
Alopecia: Hereditary Hair Loss
Androgenetic alopecia is a type of hereditary hair loss that affects several men and women. This type of hair loss can be treated with PRP.
Experts also believe that PRP can help women with traction alopecia, hair loss due to hairstyles like extra tight ponytails and braids.
One particular study showed a significant decrease in hair loss by the fourth PRP treatment for individuals with androgenic alopecia. This was accompanied by an increase in the number of hair follicles.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: Preparation and Administration
PRP treatment starts with the initial consultation. This is a necessary step that allows the technician to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. During the consultation, your hair restoration needs will be assessed so a customized treatment plan can be established.
Based on research, the best candidates for PRP therapy are those who are just starting to lose their hair. This treatment can’t be applied to those who are completely bald.
While PRP boosts hair growth, it can only do so if there are existing hair follicles. If hair loss is extreme or there are no hair follicles present, you may not be eligible for this procedure.
During the procedure itself, the technician will first apply a topical numbing on the target area. A tiny amount of blood is then drawn. The blood is placed into a centrifuge machine that separates the red and white blood cells.
Once the necessary nutrients, like protein, have been added, the platelets and growth factors are collected and injected into the thinning scalp areas. The entire process can take between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
For the treatment to be successful, you need:
- How many sessions of PRP required see results?
PRP is administered in a series of about 3 treatment sessions spaced approximately one month apart. The specific treatment plan and the exact number of sessions you need depends on a variety of factors including age, hormones, and genetic makeup.
- What are the Maintenance treatments for PRP?
The results of the PRP hair loss therapy are not permanent. Once you have achieved the desired outcome, you can preserve the appearance of your hair through maintenance PRP sessions. It can extend the length of time the existing hair remains in the growth phase.
The chance of an allergic reaction or the body rejecting the treatment is not possible since the substance used in the treatment came from your own blood.
What is the cost of PRP treatment
Because everyone’s situation is different, t it is difficult to discuss what the cost of PRP Treatment for your particular situation. It is for this reason we invite you to book a complimentary consultation at which time we can discuss suitability along with the cost of a single treatment and package pricing for PRP.
What kind of results can I expect from Prp Treatment.
You can see noticeable changes after 4 to 6 weeks though it can take as long as 3 and a half months before you see the desired results. Your hair will grow naturally and gradually; nobody will know you had PRP treatment unless you tell them.
The majority of people who opted for PRP hair restoration treatments were happy with their final results.
Benefits of PRP Treatment for Hair Loss Restoration
PRP remains to be popular because of its various benefits, which include:
- Easy application
It only requires a tiny amount of blood. The extraction procedure is similar to that performed in hospitals. Neither surgery nor incisions are necessary.
PRP treatment restores your hair growth by using blood from your own body. This makes PRP therapy a safe treatment option since there’s basically no risk of the body rejecting the PRP or developing allergies.
- No recovery period
There’s no downtime or period of recovery required with PRP therapy. It’s even possible for you to have the procedure done during your break from work or in between errands.
- Enhanced quality of life
Once you notice new hair growth starting to appear, you’ll also notice a drastic improvement in both your looks and confidence level. A full head of hair will not only give you a more youthful appearance but will also make you appear healthier too. You will also become more comfortable in tackling challenges in your career and engaging with other people.
PRP can also be used for other purposes aside from treating hair loss. This therapy can be used to rejuvenate skin and treat muscle injuries and arthritis.
PRP may be commonly known for facilitating recovery from surgery or injuries, but it has also gained traction as an effective cosmetic procedure.
We understand that hair loss can be emotionally distressing and affect your self-confidence. However, the solution is right within your reach. If you’re suffering from hair loss, contact Clarity Medspa & Laser. We offer PRP treatment for patients in Canada looking for solutions to regrow hair or rejuvenate skin. Call us at 416-960-2222, or [email protected].