Hair loss can be a highly disconcerting issue for both men and women. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 80 million men and women experience hereditary hair loss in the United States. Hair loss can also be caused by several medical conditions and life factors, such as stress. The good news is that almost all forms of hair loss can be stopped with treatment. One of the most effective methods for halting hair loss involves platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP.
Ideal candidates for PRP treatment include anyone who is concerned about hair loss. Treating hair loss with platelet-rich plasma can be beneficial to both men and women of all ages. Before beginning PRP hair loss treatment, patients should inform their PRP expert if they are on any medications or have any pressing health concerns or blood diseases. Those who are planning to undergo a PRP treatment should consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hochstein.
PRP hair loss treatment can be useful for those who:
- Have a receding hairline
- Have noticeably thinning hair
- Are worried about hair loss due to a family history of hair loss
- Want to look better and feel more confident with a full head of hair
Platelet-rich plasma is the most natural method for a safe and easy stimulation of hair growth in underactive hair follicles. The process can be completed in a short amount of time. In the first stage of the treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn, and the red blood cells are isolated from plasma. The PRP is then injected into areas of thinning hair.
The treatment of hair loss with platelet-rich plasma has very few issues associated with it. A common, mild side effect is short-term bruising. In most cases, there is no downtime needed with this process, and patients can usually return to work the same day they receive a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Several treatments may be necessary for the best results. The Medspa team will provide patients with advice on how to care for their hair after treatments. It may be beneficial for patients to change their hair-care routine and the way they style their hair. The best outcomes stop the progression of balding, and thicker hair and regrowth are possible with the proper length of treatments. Having a full head of hair is a sign of health and vitality, and many patients look younger, healthier, and happier after a full treatment with PRP.