PRP for Hair Loss & Stem Cells for Hair Restoration
Hair loss can be very demoralizing. What’s even worse is that the treatments available in form of topical creams and medicines do not yield much result. Most people are left with hair transplants as their only option, and this being a surgical procedure is not something that many people are willing to undergo.
The good news is that modern medicine is making it easier for our bodies to regenerate themselves and platelet rich plasma has played a major role in this. PRP treatments are not new to the medical world and have been used widely in treating various conditions and pain management as well. However, scientists have also discovered that PRP therapy can support hair restoration and this is indeed good news for many.
The science behind platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is not really complex and these platelets have become quite helpful in reversing cell damage and promoting natural healing. Platelets are derived from the patient’s blood before being concentrated and injected back into the affect part of the body which in this case is the scalp. In order to fully understand this procedure, we have provided a detailed guide below.
PRP for Hair Restoration: The Process
The process begins with some blood being drawn from your arm. The blood components are separated in a centrifuge so as to increase the concentration of the platelets. Platelets have a wide array of growth factors and they are responsible for the healing and regenerative process.
These platelets are then injected into the scalp where they work to stimulate hair growth. PRP therapy activates the adult stem cells known as follicular progenitor cells. Like we mentioned PRP is rich in growth factors and these help in promoting localized cell growth. This treatment has no barriers and is effectively used to treat men and women suffering from hair loss.
PRP therapy can be used to reverse and treat even the most complex hair loss problems. The survival rate of hair follicles dramatically increases as the platelets stimulate the hair cycle’s anagen phase or what many would call the growth phase. The anagen phase could last anywhere between two to six years before going to the catagen phase which is when the hair begins to shrink.
Why Use PRP for Hair Restoration
There are many reasons why more and more experts recommend PRP therapy. For starters, the procedure is very safe and this is because the patient’s own blood is used. There are no negative side effects such as disease transfusion, immunogenic reactions and studies have revealed that PRP cannot lead to the development of tumors, cancer or hyperplasia. Secondly, this regenerative therapy mainly consists of the platelets which are patient derived and act as the healing agents. There is no introduction of chemicals that could lead to side effects. What the growth factors ideally do is mimic cells and encourage natural hair growth.
The procedure is minimally invasive and unlike surgery, the healing process is quite fast. Since PRP encourages faster cell growth, the results of the procedure are fast as well. You can begin to see evidence of new hair growth in as little as two months though the best results are identifiable in six to nine months. The full effects of the hair restoration are clear within a year.
Physician First Choice offers PRP stem cell therapy for hair restoration at a fraction of the cost of what a hair transplant would cost. The treatment is very successful, call Today for an Evaluation!