what is PRP therapy for Hair Loss?
Hair loss is a major concern for many women and men, whether it is caused by age, genetics, hormones, medical conditions, or from styling practices, and/or products. With recent advances in research in the hair restoration field, new treatments have been created to help combat the condition. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an innovative nonsurgical treatment for men and women that is showing remarkable results in slowing down or stopping hair loss. PRP has also shown promising outcomes in patients with alopecia areata and thinning eyebrows. We take PRP one step further with Pure PRL Plus treatments that combine a powerful solution of growth factors and bioactive proteins to strengthen your hair growth, leading to longer, thicker, healthier locks. Ask about our PRP options for hair loss at any of our locations of Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX today.
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What are the Benefits of PRP Therapy for Hair?
Over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for hair loss, but these treatments may not be very effective. Platelet-rich plasma is a natural, minimally invasive option for men and women seeking an alternative to drugs. Benefits of PRP include:
- No adverse side effects: PRP does not require use any harmful chemicals, drugs, or toxins.
- Improved hair growth: PRP treatments help with stimulating new hair growth as well as increasing the thickness of existing strands.
- Long-lasting results: Most patients continue to see results after completing the entire course of treatment.
- Cost-effective: Compared to hair transplant surgery, PRP treatments are more affordable and require fewer sessions.
can prp therapy for hair loss help me?
Any individual experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that usually occurs along the top of the head. In women, this may look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head. Patients with areas of "weak quality" hair growth on the scalp with still functioning hair follicles usually have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments.
how is prp therapy for hair loss performed?
A minimally invasive procedure, PRP therapy for hair is a 60 – 90-minute in-office visit. The process begins with drawing your blood and placing the sample of it in a special centrifuge, which spins it at high speeds to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components. The PRP will be put into a syringe to make it available for injection. You may talk to your injector about an anesthetic for your scalp before the injections begin. Multiple injections of PRP will go directly into the areas that are thinning or bald. If microneedling is performed on the scalp, it will create micro-channels so the PRP therapy applied topically can be absorbed deeply.
When do you see results from prp therapy for hair loss?
There is no downtime following this procedure with virtually no limitations or restrictions. If anything, patients may develop some redness, minimal swelling, and mild tenderness to the treated areas. These symptoms may last up to 48 hours. While results differ for each patient, cosmetic results are generally seen around 4 – 6 months after the first treatment and will continue to improve up to a full year following treatment. As PRP is not a permanent solution for hair loss, repeat treatments are recommended every 12 – 18 months. It is very important to note that PRP does not grow new hair follicles in areas where you are already bald. It is used to help reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles so they will produce healthier, thicker, longer hair fibers.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss FAQs
Is PRP therapy for hair loss safe?
Because platelet-rich plasma is taken from your own blood, it is considered a safe option for hair loss. In fact, PRP is regularly used in other cosmetic procedures such as facial rejuvenation. Rest assured that all treatments at Advanced Dermatology are performed by experienced professionals who use the most advanced techniques available to ensure your safety.
Is PRP therapy for hair loss painful?
An anesthetic will be applied to the scalp prior to injections so patients experience minimal discomfort. You may experience some redness, swelling, and mild tenderness in the treated areas for a short period following treatment. Overall, the procedure should not produce any prolonged or significant pain.
What kind of results can I expect from PRP therapy?
Results vary among individuals, but most patients in Katy, League City, Pearland, and Sugar Land, TX notice fuller, thicker hair as well as improved texture in the treated areas. People who undergo PRP therapy also report a significant decrease in issues such as shedding and breakage. We encourage our patients to discuss their expectations with our staff so they understand the full outcomes of treatment.
get fuller, thicker hair
PRP therapy is a medically and scientifically backed option for those struggling to find hair loss solutions. At Advanced Dermatology, we strive to provide proven solutions to efficiently treat thinning hair with Pure PRP Plus treatments. To learn more about our PRP therapy, we invite you to call our team in Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX today.
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