Dealing with hair loss can be extremely overwhelming. Unfortunately, millions of people across the United States struggle with losing hair every year. More recently, people have turned to the use of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP hair restoration therapy, to help remedy their hair loss. In many cases, patients receive favorable results.
What Is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP therapy is an injection that involves platelet-rich plasma. These injections are used to encourage hair growth and increase stem cell production and collagen production in the treated areas.
How Is This Treatment Performed?
PRP treatments involve a three-step process. These include:
- The doctor will draw your own blood. In most cases, the blood is taken from the arm area.
- The blood is placed into a centrifuge device. The centrifuge spins the blood and breaks it down into three layers. This allows the doctor to separate the plasma-rich platelets from the red blood cells and the platelet-poor plasma.
- The PRP is then injected into your scalp with a syringe.
Your doctor will use a local anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable during the treatment.
Who Can Benefit From PRP Hair Restoration?
In general, any person who suffers from hair thinning or balding can benefit from PRP hair restoration. Individuals who suffer from androgenic alopecia and other forms of alopecia may achieve favorable results with this treatment, as well.
If you suffer from hair loss as a result of high-stress levels or you have recently begun to experience hair loss for unknown reasons, this treatment may be able to help you achieve new hair growth and healthier skin on your scalp.
It is best to talk to your doctor to determine if this treatment can help you take control of your thinning or balding hair.
See Is PRP Hair Restoration Is Right for You
If you are struggling with hair loss and would like to see if PRP hair restoration therapy can help you, reach out to the team at S + P MedSpa by calling (202) 810-7700 or request an appointment online. Dr. Somenek will be able to provide you with more information about treatment and help you determine if it is the right option for you.