Platelet rich plasma therapy has been used successfully in various medical and surgical disciplines for many years. And now it has been used successfully in the treatment of hair loss as either as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with hair transplant surgery.
Human blood contains stem cells and growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. The PRP procedure contains special cells called platelets that can cause the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells located in the structure of the follicle. These platelets promote healing, accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration, the response of the body to injury, and formation of new cellular growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can be used at the time of hair restoration surgery, prior to surgery or post-operatively. Some patients choose to have PRP every four months as early data suggests that regular treatments can stimulate hair growth.
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that aid in tissue rebuilding and healing. There are published papers in Europe and the United States that confirm PRP therapy is a safe.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has become an established as an effective medical treatment in specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and more. These fields have used PRP for over two decades with positive outcomes. In hair restoration, there is further evidence that demonstrates that PRP therapy is a promising treatment option for men and women in promoting hair growth.
While PRP is in the early stages of research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies like DHT blockers or Minoxidil, but it is still a non-surgical therapeutic option for patients that suffer from hair loss.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Hair Loss provides an alternative to stimulate natural hair growth for patients who are not viable candidates for hair transplant surgery. It has been shown to be a beneficial procedure for those who have undergone a hair transplant procedure to aid in healing and to improve hair growth.
For men and women who are looking to do something about their hair loss and thinning hair, PRP therapy may be an appropriate treatment option. It is also important to remember that results do vary from one patient to another. PRP therapy is a non-surgical option that may be able to help if you are experiencing thinning hair and looking to improve the thickness of your existing hair.
Low level laser hair therapy (LLLT) has been shown to be particularly effected when used in conjunction with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, particularly with respect to post-operative hair transplant healing and hair regrowth.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Hair Loss offers a promising treatment path for natural hair growth in men and women who are not yet ready for hair transplant surgery and may also be used as a supplement to other hair loss treatment solutions. If you would like information about this new and exciting hair loss treatment procedure, please call us at our PAI Medical Group Hair Loss Clinic in McLean, Virginia. Our expert hair transplant and hair restoration specialists will be happy to discuss PRP therapy with you and help determine if it may be a viable treatment option for you.