Hair loss is one of the most unfortunate – and often unavoidable – effects of aging. Men and women suffering from thinning and lost hair may be struggling with self-confidence or embarrassment in social situations.
Once considered to live purely in the realm of science fiction, regenerative medicine is now becoming a reality that benefits many patients. The field of cosmetic surgery is on the vanguard of change in this emerging technique, which uses the body’s own cells to encourage and support healing. One such method, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, is already being used with exciting results in both hair restoration and skin rejuvenation.
At Renew Professional Facial Clinic, we offer PRP therapy as a proactive, nonsurgical therapeutic option for both men and women who are seeking options to regrow lost hair.
What Is PRP Therapy?
As we continue to advance in both medicine and technology, our understanding of the healing process has grown by leaps and bounds. PRP is one method now available to us to stimulate the hair, scalp, and skin.
The PRP procedure is backed by more than two decades of research and published medical studies around the world. Many doctors have used PRP successfully for skin and wound healing, and it has also been a well-established success in medical specialties such as oral surgery, neurosurgery, sports medicine, and orthopedics. PRP therapy is on the cutting edge of treatment options for hair loss, and it has emerged as one of the biggest breakthroughs in hair loss technology in recent years.
PRP is a simple, scientifically proven technique to promote growth and healing in your scalp and hair follicles. The outpatient procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete, and we perform it in the comfort of our clinic. In PRP therapy for hair growth, we will first draw a small amount of your blood and run it through a centrifuge at high speed to separate platelets and other blood components, which creates the PRP.
After numbing your scalp with a local anesthetic, the highly concentrated PRP is delivered to the dermis using a very fine needle. To ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible, Renew Professional Facial Clinic also uses the Vibrata device, which produces tactile stimulus to reduce any painful sensations.
Why Is PRP An Effective Treatment for Hair Growth?
Platelets release growth hormones that not only have many healing properties, but they can also enrich your scalp and hair follicles for increased hair fullness and thickness. Additionally, PRP treatments can encourage inactive hair follicles to enter a more active growing phase. Since platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood, there is never any need to worry about compatibility, infections, allergic reactions, or other complications.
At Renew Professional Facial Clinic, your course of treatment will be completely customized to meet your goals. After the initial treatment, most patients return for at least 4 additional treatments spaced out about 4 weeks apart. After one year, we will assess the results and if you are satisfied with your appearance, we recommend a maintenance regimen of one or two treatments annually.
The Advantages of PRP Therapy
There are many advantages of PRP therapy for patients who want to address their hair loss:
- All-natural, painless, non-surgical remedy for hair loss
- Short, outpatient procedure that can be done on your lunch hour
- Safe, reliable and produces excellent results
- Requires no downtime for recovery
The Science of PRP
PRP is so effective because it both mimics and jumpstarts your body’s natural healing process. Our blood is made of two main components: red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, both of which are rich in growth factors. When you are injured, your body responds by sending platelets to the injured area to start repairing the damaged tissue and generating new, healthy tissue.
Researchers who study how platelets work often refer to them as your body’s “super-healers.” PRP therapy recreates the healing process that takes place in the human body, which is why it is a completely safe way to stimulate your tissue and hair to repair itself.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP Therapy?
Anyone suffering from thinning hair, decreased hair volume, loss of scalp coverage, or increased shedding is a good candidate for PRP hair regeneration therapy. However, the decision to get PRP treatment or any type of hair restoration procedure is a highly personal one, and you should only make it after careful consideration and research on all the different options that are available to you.
If you are considering PRP therapy, schedule a private consultation with us to discuss your medical history, the reasons you are considering this method of hair restoration, and your goals regarding improved hair growth and appearance.
Schedule Your PRP Hair Restoration Consultation Today
Each patient seeking hair restoration treatments has different needs and goals. When you come in for a one-on-one consultation at Renew Professional Facial Clinic, we can answer all your questions and respond to your concerns about PRP hair restoration. We’re here to provide you with all the information you need to improve your appearance and restore your self-confidence with a fuller, thicker head of hair.