- Advanced Dermatology
Platelet Rich Plasma For Hair Growth
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment for hair loss. It is a method of stimulating hair follicles with your own platelets to promote hair growth. The procedure involves injecting your own platelets into your scalp. Platelets contain growth factors which stimulate the follicle to produce thick terminal hairs.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a procedure that uses your own blood to help with hair growth. The procedure is often used in conjunction with other treatments such as finasteride, dutasteride or L.E.D light therapy to help with hair growth. The PRP procedure is also used for patients who are undergoing hair restoration procedures to speed healing and to increase the health of the transplanted follicles. Typically, the procedure is done monthly for four sessions, then once every three months for maintenance.
Benefits of PRP
Stimulates Hair Follicles
PRP stimulates hair follicles to grow new and fuller hair. PRP stimulates the follicles to grow hair faster and thicker. PRP is a non-surgical treatment that promotes hair growth and can be used in conjunction with hair transplantation to help with the healing process. There is data that PRP treatments can produce hair growth not only in androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern hair loss), but also in other types of hair loss, including autoimmune hair loss and hair loss associated with chemotherapy.
Improves the Appearance of Hair
PRP helps to improve the appearance of hair. This includes thin hair, damaged hair, etc.
But it can also be used for patients with hair loss. The PRP treatment helps to improve the appearance of hair and is a non-surgical treatment. Hair loss can be caused by hormonal imbalance, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, lichen planopilaris, and alopecia areata, but most commonly it is genetic.
Is PRP Safe?
In fact, it is extremely safe. It involves drawing the patient’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge, which separates the platelet rich plasma from the red and white blood cells. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. For management of the discomfort, your provider might use a cold air blowing device or nitrous oxide. Your treatment provider can answer any questions or concerns you may have about whether or not Platelet Rich Plasma is right for you and your end goal.
Is PRP Right For Me?
If you are a candidate for PRP, your treatment provider will perform a thorough examination of your scalp. This includes assessing your hair density, hair distribution and hair quality. They will also perform a visual examination of your scalp to determine if there is any evidence of inflammatory hair loss
If you are looking for Platelet Rich Plasma treatment in Huntsville or Madison, Alabama, contact us today!