Platelet-rich plasma Therapy For Hair Loss

Hairloss & Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Hair loss is a problem that affects both men and women. Its prevalence ranges from occasional hair loss to complete baldness. It can affect both men and women at any age. Hair loss is caused by stem cell exhaustion, making stem cell unable to renew the body’s tissues. It’s frustrating and depressing to experience hair loss, affecting our self-confidence. Whenever we experience it, we turn to various sources to reduce its severity.

For many people, the answer is hair transplants or wigs. But for some men and women, there is another option: Regrowth. Regrowth is a treatment that combats hair loss by stimulating the production of new follicles in balding areas with platelet-rich plasma (prp) injections. Platelet-rich plasma is one of the treatments that have evidence to support its efficacy. No wonder it is becoming increasingly popular.

The process was initially developed in the 1970s and first used in the 1980s. Since then, it has been refined to be more effective and successful. Regrowth has been featured on Good Morning America and discussed by people like Dr. Oz, so it’s not hard to see why people are taking notice. We want to try and answer the many questions surrounding this exciting new treatment and help you understand if PRP injections could be right for you.

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

It is a plasma that contains a high concentration of growth factors. More simply, it’s a plasma that has been activated. These growth factors can be extracted from the patient’s blood and be recombined with specific vitamins and minerals. In this way, the growth factors are placed back into the area, starting to thin out.

Where is it applied?

Several different types of PRP plasma can be applied depending on what areas of the scalp you are looking to improve. There is also some evidence that specific combinations of PRP plasma can act as a growth stimulant in certain areas.

It is not to say that certain platelet-rich plasma types will work better in certain areas than others, but what it does mean is we need to look at all of the possibilities and see what may work best for you.
Whether you are applying PRP to the front hairline or trying to stimulate growth in a broader scalp area such as the vertex, different types of PRP plasma may be used. There are also some areas of the scalp that hair follicles do not readily grow in.

These areas include:

  • Eyebrow areas.
  • Front of the scalp.
  • Inverted hairline or central hairline.
  • Hair loss along the hairline behind and ear.

How Does It Work?

Once injected into a specific area, the platelet-rich plasma begins to work by stimulating cell growth and collagen production within the scalp area. It promotes the production of new hair follicles capable of growing thick and healthy hair.

In short, this therapy stimulates the growth of new hair follicle cells in specific areas that have been denuded of this critical component.

What Are The Benefits?

Several benefits have been found with using PRP plasma therapy on the scalp.

These benefits include:

1. It promotes the growth of new hair follicles in previously balding areas.
2. It is effective on areas of the scalp that are less receptive to hair follicle growth. It is also effective where hair follicles are lost due to hormones or age.
3. Improved appearance of receded hairlines.

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost is perhaps one of the most critical questions an individual must ask when considering PRP for hair loss treatment. To get the most out of treatment, it is vital that you understand the cost and how it should be budgeted. Cost may vary depending on the scalp area that needs work and which compound you are using.

For men who have experienced menopause and hair loss due to changes in hormones, there may be additional costs such as testosterone treatments and hormone replacement therapy. It’s important to note that other factors can affect the cost of your treatment, such as how much your insurance provider will cover. It’s also important to understand that many insurance companies have specific restrictions regarding treatment with PRP plasma.

Here at Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedics, you can get a quote at an affordable price. Visit our practice in Miami for more guidance.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Specific side effects can occur during PRP plasma therapy for hair loss like any medical procedure.

These side effects may include:

1. Scabbing or Bruising.
2. Slight Pain during the injection.
3. Small red blotches or marks where the injection was performed. These are the usual side effects of the treatment and should disappear within a week.
4. Reaction to the chemical combination in the plasma therapy with other medications you may be taking.
5. Broken blood vessels in the areas where your injection was performed. These may look a little bit red until they heal within a week.
7. Worsening of any underlying condition that requires hormone replacement therapy.
8. Excessive hair growth in areas not intended for hair growth. It is very rare.
10. Injections can cause slight pain and swell in the area, but this should resolve within a week.
11. Hair transplanted may not turn into permanent hair follicles, but this is very rare.

Conclusion

Research suggests that platelet-rich plasma therapy has a great deal of promise. Research is ongoing as well, and as time goes on, we will see more and more of the benefits of this form of treatment.

Not ready for PRP yet? Dr. Carter realizes the expense and discomfort that is associated with PRP for hair loss. Therefor, she created a drug-free product made from plant stem cells and other plant extracts. This topical hair serum that supports hair growth in BOTH men and women and is only $44 for a 1-2 month supply. To learn more and order this product, click here.

If you have certain types of hair loss, platelet rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help stimulate your follicles. These are the structures in your skin that grow hair. PRP therapy may be able to slow hair loss and support new hair growth.

Dr. Carter can do a preliminary telehealth visit for those interested in PRP therapy, if an in-person office is difficult due to travel distance.

Call Us to Learn More: 305-680-3527

Why Choose Dr. Alicia Carter?

  • Dr. Carter is an expert in Regenerative Medicine and has over 12 years of experience using PRP and stem cell therapies.
  • An extensive history is taken from each patient to identify factors that contribute to hair loss. Addressing these factors will help maximize your treatment outcome.
  • Patients typically experience improvement after only 1 injection by Dr. Carter, as opposed to a “monthly series” of treatments that are suggested elsewhere.
  • Dr. Carter uses only FDA cleared devices to generate the best PRP sample possible.
  • Dr. Carter does the entire procedure herself to ensure the best possible outcome.

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Dr. Carter has an excellent safety record and has taught injection techniques all across the country.

Dr. Carter’s PRP protocols are backed by the latest scientific data.  Her pre-and post injection protocols are unique and specifically tailored to the individual patient’s goals and objectives.

Fitness and sports enthusiasts of all levels, from weekend warriors to professional athletes have benefited under Dr. Carter’s care.  Performing artists with career-threatening injuries have been able to return to their profession with Dr. Carter’s holistic approach to treatment. 

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