For men and women who experience hair loss, it can be devastating. Hair loss comes with many other side effects like low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Many people who have thinning hair start to look for treatments to reverse the process before they become completely bald. Traditional forms of hair loss treatment are various transplantation techniques, but now a new, minimally invasive technique is available for patients at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming an increasingly popular hair restoration technique.
There are various causes of hair loss in men and women. Many men and women who experience hair loss have this because of a genetic predisposition. For many men, the genetic predisposition starts to cause the hair loss once puberty hits since testosterone can initiate the predisposition. For women, the predisposition can start to happen gradually. To find the root of the cause, patients should speak with a doctor. Other major causes of hair loss can be:
- Hormonal Changes
- Medical Conditions
- Nutrient Deficiency
Over the last several years the use of Platelet Rich Plasma for treatment of hair loss has received a lot of attention. Currently, the use of Platelet Rich Plasma has been used as a skin treatment. Now, it is being shown that PRP injections can help trigger natural hair growth as well as maintaining it by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles. This treatment is a three-step process that requires multiple treatments spaced a month apart.
The process is fairly simple. First, blood is drawn, typically from the arm. This blood is then put into a centrifuge machine which separates the fluids in the blood. After the blood has been in the centrifuge, it will have separated into three layers platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is put into syringes and injected into the treatment areas of the scalp. The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate dormant hair follicles. It also helps to slow down cell death in the treatment area.
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Anyone who is experiencing hair loss can be a good candidate for PRP treatment. It has been shown that patients with early hair loss symptoms have had the best results using PRP by itself. The PRP treatment can be paired with other hair transplantation and restoration treatments for enhanced results. By making a consultation appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vinas, he will look over your hair loss areas and hair quality to know if the PRP treatment can be beneficial for you.
The procedure and recovery process for PRP are fairly quick. The actual treatment in office only takes about 45 minutes in total from drawing the blood to injecting the platelet-rich plasma into the injection site. Some patients experience minimal pain or discomfort and may want to use cold ice packs to help with any pain afterward. The recovery time is only a few hours with patients feeling normal and resuming all daily activities on the same day. Talk with Dr. Vinas about the treatment and recovery time so that you can feel well-prepared before undergoing the procedure.
Many patients are starting to look at PRP treatments for multiple concerns. The FDA has cleared PRP injections for Orthopedics and now more people are wanting to use the injection for hair restoration. To learn more about the Platelet-Rich Plasma injections and how it can help restore hair then call our office in Port St. Lucie today. To make a consultation call the office or fill out an online form and a team member will reach out.