Hair loss is one of the most frustrating experiences an adult can have. Thinning hair, pattern baldness and loss of protein in developing hair cells affects millions of people worldwide. Newly developed strategies for reversing this problem include platelet-rich plasma injections. Known as PRP, platelet-rich plasma contains special growth factors that can actually encourage the production of healthy tissue and work to reverse the aging process.
Originally used to help wounds heal faster, PRP is now being used as a simple cosmetic technique for restoring hair follicles to their more youthful state. At Simply.Aesthetics, we encourage potential clients to learn more about PRP for hair restoration.
How PRP for Hair Restoration Works
A small amount of blood is drawn from the client, and the blood is spun down in a centrifuge. This separates the red cells from the plasma and platelets. The blood platelets contain special growth factors that the body uses when a cut or scrape is healing. After the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the red cells, it is injected directly into the scalp. The PRP naturally rejuvenates the scalp and allows hair to grow in thicker and fuller.
What Patients Should Expect
Prior to scheduling your PRP treatment for hair restoration, we will conduct an examination of the scalp to determine whether damaged or worn-out follicles are to blame. If the procedure is agreed upon by us and the client, we will advise against the use of anti-inflammatory medications for several days prior to treatment.
A full-scalp treatment session may take more than one hour, but the recovery time is very quick. There is no need to become inactive while the healing process is underway.
Advantages of PRP for Hair Restoration
Platelet-rich plasma is drawn from the client’s own circulatory system, so there’s no risk of contaminated product. Also, PRP encourages rejuvenation of the existing follicles, so there’s no need to worry about transplanted hair being rejected. The idea is to give the existing follicles a health boost so that they can produce hair strands just as they did when the client was younger.
Schedule Your Own Personal Consultation Today
Treating hair loss isn’t an exact science, and everyone’s hair loss experience is personal in terms of the cause, the extent and the possible treatment options. To learn more about PRP for hair restoration, make an appointment at Simply.Aesthetics. We are located in Manasquan, and happily serve the New York City area, as well. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!