Everything You Need to Know About PRP Hair Restoration
- Posted on: Apr 19 2023
Every once in a while, you may sit there looking at your teenage pictures and wonder, “where did all my hair go?” Well, you’re not alone in this. Sure, some people still have beautiful, thick hair in their 60s, but the rest of us are not always that lucky. While some women and men lose their hair with age, there are several health conditions that could also cause you to lose hair faster than you should—sometimes even in your teenage years.
Luckily, you do not have to make peace with the fact that you’re going to be bald or have thinning hair for the rest of your life. There are various ways for you to restore your glorious mane, without having to resort to hair transplants. One of these procedures is the PRP hair restoration technique that uses your own blood to rejuvenate your scalp. It sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it? If you want to find out more about it, keep on reading this blog.
Why Are You Losing Hair?
There are various reasons why you begin losing hair as you get older. Stress is one of the main causes of hair loss and not because you are pulling your hair out—it’s because the stress hormones can prevent your hair from growing properly. Other hormones along with numerous genetic factors can also lead to hair loss.
When this happens, your follicles are forcibly sent into their resting phase, preventing more hair from growing. Certain conditions, such as alopecia, can also cause your immune system to attack your hair follicles no longer “feeding” their growth. Since your follicles will not receive the same nourishment, your hair will become thinner and thinner over time.
How PRP Hair Restoration Works
Now that you know why you are losing hair, it brings the question “what is PRP hair restoration and how can it help me?” Well, if the follicles are damaged, then it may not be possible to stimulate hair growth. However, if your follicles are just dormant, which happens in most cases, your hair can be stimulated to grow back in the treated areas.
Because your blood keeps everything growing and nourished, doctors began using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help treat hair loss. Referred to as the “vampire treatment” among the masses, PRP uses a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other layers of your blood. The plasma is then injected into your scalp, where it can “feed” the follicles in order to promote hair growth.
Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration
There are many other treatments that can help you get your hair back. You could use hair transplants and other surgical or chemical procedures, but there are several valid reasons to consider PRP hair treatment instead. Here is why:
1. It’s Non-Surgical
Most hair restoration treatments require surgery in order to promote hair growth. However, PRP hair treatments do not involve any type of surgery. Our medical providers will just inject the platelet-rich plasma into your scalp to nourish your follicles and trigger hair growth.
2. It’s a Safe Procedure
Since the procedure is non-surgical, the risk of post-op side effects is very low. However, what makes this procedure very safe is the fact that it uses your own blood to treat your condition. Not only do you bypass the use of chemicals, but since your own blood is being used, the risks of allergic reactions are close to zero. Last but not least, risks associated with contamination are almost null as well since there aren’t any entry points in your skin aside from the injection area.
3. It Causes Little Discomfort
Some patients may experience minimal scalp sensitivity for a few days after the treatment, until the plasma “settles,” but besides that, there is very little discomfort during this treatment. Anesthesia is not generally required, but if you have a low pain tolerance, you may request to use a local numbing agent. The post-procedure pain should dissipate in a few days, but if you cannot tolerate the discomfort, then over-the-counter pain medication may be used.
Should You Try PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP hair restoration might be one of the best ways for you to regain your thick hair. It allows you to obtain a natural look, and it’s especially convenient if you want to bypass surgery and hair transplants. To help you get your beautiful hair back with minimal discomfort, you can book an appointment with Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa for a PRP hair treatment.
To learn more about PRP hair restoration treatments, give Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa a call. We can be reached at 239-415-7576. You can also use our online contact form to set up a virtual consultation.
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