PRP Therapy for Hair Loss: 5 Treatment Benefits
Hair loss is not something anyone wants to think about but the reality is that many people will experience some hair loss over their lifetime. But even with natural hair thinning after the age of 50 for women and 30 for men, losing your hair can be difficult and affect how you feel about yourself. So many people are turning to solutions to help their own natural hair return instead of relying solely on medications. One of the most popular options is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy or PRP.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy uses a patient’s own blood to harness the rejuvenation power locked in the platelets themselves. Once drawn from the patient it is concentrated and then once injected back into the patient the natural healing properties of the platelets get to work stimulating new tissue growth. PRP therapy is used in everything from hair loss treatment to spine and orthopedic conditions. Non-invasive and non-surgical, PRP therapy is becoming a sought-after treatment option for hair loss patients. Let’s look at the top 5 benefits of PRP therapy for hair loss treatment.
Benefits of PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
1. PRP Therapy is Safe
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a procedure that can take less than an hour and is done in-office by a physician like Dr. Carter at her Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedics practice in Miami. This therapy is also non-invasive. Having an experienced doctor every step of the way provides the assurance that top medical care will be given to all patients seeking this treatment for hair loss.
2. It is Natural
Unlike many other treatments for hair loss, using plasma therapy from a patient’s own blood is 100% natural. No chemicals or other additives are used in the injection other than a patient’s own concentrated plasma. Different from stem cell therapy which pulls the stem cell material primarily from bones, plasma is gathered through a simple, painless blood draw. Of course, when using a therapeutic treatment that utilizes material from your own body, a patient does not have to worry that their system will reject or react negatively to the injections since the plasma came from the patient themself.
3. PRP Therapy Works
Different from other treatments with lower success rates, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has been used with a high level of success for years in many applications by medical practices in Miami. In fact, the use of plasma therapy has been around for decades having first been discovered in 1910 but becoming used widely in the early 2000s. It is well known to work as a reliable regenerative therapeutic on different parts of the body, most recently as a hair loss treatment. The plasma fragments that are separated from the red blood cells are rich in the growth factors necessary for cell regeneration. When used on the scalp, the plasma encourages the natural hair to grow back in the follicles that are already present. As the hair regrowth occurs, the follicles usually begin to develop robust, healthier hair over time replicating and sometimes improving upon the appearance of the patient’s hair.
4. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Lasts
Research showing how Platelet Rich Plasma works throughout the body are well-documented in medical research and with clinical usage. In fact, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma has gained traction in plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery and cardiac surgery because of the regenerative effects of the plasma on weakened or damaged areas of the body. But the plasma helps cells to naturally regenerate and regrow as well as promote quick healing. So hair that has begun to develop as a result of this therapy will continue to develop as normal hair would as well. As hair density improves over time with plasma therapy, hair coverage can become greater and improve the overall look and feel of the regrown hair. While long-term studies haven’t yet proven the clinical observations of plasma therapy, its safety and efficacy make it likely that the hair regrowth experienced during and after usage will continue to make this type of treatment successful for many patients.
5. Regrowth Hair Will Look Natural – Because It Is!
Past hair loss treatments have been notorious for producing an unnatural or inconsistent hair appearance. But plasma therapy is different because the hair growth experienced as a result of the treatment is the patient’s own rather than an addition or change to their normal hair pattern. So as hair begins to regrow, it tends to look genuine and similar to the patient’s previous hair rather than unnatural or vastly different than their previous appearance. New hair growth with plasma therapy may actually be thicker or fuller in some cases, actually improving upon previous hair appearance for some that use this regenerative therapy.
Is PRP Right for You?
Those that suffer from hair loss for a variety of reasons may find that Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a good option for you to choose. Choosing a medical professional who will not only administer the treatment but also be with the patient from start to finish is key to receiving the best medical care possible. Patients searching for a hair loss solution can find an experienced, well-respected doctor in Dr. Alicia Carter with Miami’s Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedics practice who has been providing plasma therapy to patients for hair loss successfully for years. Dr. Carter assists the patient herself throughout the entire process, from blood draw to the administration of the therapeutic plasma, ensuring you will have the guidance and support of a top doctor from start to finish. Discussing your situation and if Platelet Rich Plasma therapy with a qualified medical professional is the first step to regaining the look and feel of your life before hair loss.