Hair loss is a frustrating problem that affects millions of men and women in the United States today. If you suffer from this condition and are looking for a minimally-invasive, chemical-free solution, you may want to consider PRP for hair restoration. This procedure uses the blood’s own healing components to restore the health of hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.
The Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic was developed to provide patients in the Scottsdale area of Arizona with a comprehensive range of non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-surgical treatment that can be used to correct a number of medical and aesthetic concerns. This procedure harnesses the platelet rich plasma component of the blood to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. During treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from a patient, processed through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP, and reinjected into the treatment site.
This treatment is particularly useful for individuals who have begun to experience hair caused by damage to the hair follicles.
How can PRP be used for Hair Restoration?
The platelet rich plasma component of the blood contains stem cells and other healing growth factors that are vital to the body’s natural process of tissue creation and regeneration. When PRP is injected into the scalp during treatment, it enriches the hair follicles with these nourishing biological compounds. These compounds drive the circulation of blood, nutrients, and other healing components to the hair follicle, repairing it and allowing it to create new, healthier hair.
PRP can be used on its own as a hair restoration method, or in conjunction with other hair restoration procedures to enhance their effectiveness.
What can I Expect from a PRP for Hair Restoration Procedure?
The PRP treatment begins when blood is extracted from the patient. This blood is then moved to a centrifuge, where it is carefully processed. Because the platelet rich plasma is heavier than the rest of the blood’s components, it separates easily to the bottom of the centrifuge where it can be quickly extracted. Once extracted, the PRP is reinjected strategically into the patient’s scalp.
Because the procedure involves a simple process of blood extraction and reinjection, treatment is fairly quick and leaves patients with few, if any, side effects. However, it’s important to keep in mind that results vary from patient to patient.
Think PRP for hair restoration could help you correct your hair loss? Contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic today to schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our staff and see if you qualify for treatment. We look forward to hearing from you!