For over two decades, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been a remedy used by doctors to heal and promote cell regeneration in many areas of the body. In recent years, scientific evidence has suggested that utilizing PRP hair restoration therapy can actually promote hair regrowth. One research study conducted by Stem Cells Translational Medicine found that men treated with PRP were able to grow more hair than men who were not treated.
While baldness is more commonly associated with men, approximately one-third of women also experience hair loss during their lifetime. Male and female pattern hair loss can be caused by a multitude of factors, and may affect confidence and performance in daily life. PRP hair restoration therapy has been clinically shown to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss, with minimal down time.
What is PRP?
PRP therapy uses components from a patient’s own blood to create an injection designed to heal and promote cell regeneration. Blood is drawn from each patient, and spun into a centrifuge to separate into distinct layers. The layer of platelet rich plasma holds the regenerative and protein rich components of blood. Because PRP is a purified derivative of your own blood, the procedure is safe, clean and sterile.
Is PRP safe?
Over the last few years several published studies have been conducted regarding the safety of PRP and the overall opinion is that PRP is safe and, for many an effective treatment for hair loss, but the effects can vary from person to person.
How does PRP hair restoration work?
The reparative components of PRP may help to stimulate hair growth (and regrowth) by reversing the damage to the follicle and the damage processes that occur with androgenic alopecia. This process is not necessarily a cure for the underlying conditions from which the hair loss stems. As a result, you would need to continue to receive the PRP treatments at set intervals to continue to see hair growth results. The frequency of treatments would depend on a variety of factors and would be decided upon consultation with a doctor.
Does PRP therapy work for everyone?
There are several reasons for thinning hair and hair loss including genetics, hormones, illness and age. If you are considering PRP hair restoration therapy, it is highly recommended that you consult a physician to discuss your options and history.
Contact the physicians at HealthBridge to help guide you along your journey with PRP for hair loss in Great Neck, NY
to restore hair follicles, stimulating thicker, fuller hair. HealthBridge’s PRP hair loss treatment combines the power of PRP, high intensity laser light therapy, specifically formulated topical therapies, and advanced nutritional supplements to help repair and jump start growth of follicles.