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PRP For thinning hair

 

There’s not much advice out there for thinning hair. Many women and men may find their hair thinning more as they age as well as shedding hair particularly as their hormones fluctuate.

Typically, hair loss products such as shampoos, supplements, and transplants target men. However, products suitable for both men and women are rare. PRP for Hair Thinning may be the answer we have been searching.

What kind of thinning hair solution is PRP for hair loss?

PRP treatment for the hair is the same as the liquid gold facial that rejuvenates the skin and face. Platelet Rich Plasma is plasma from your own blood.

This plasma is full of growth factors that encourage your body to heal. For example, just like when we hurt ourselves, the platelets in our blood start a healing cascade and rejuvenate the area. In the case of our scalp, the platelet-rich plasma we add back into our skin and scalp through micro needling and injecting stimulates our hair follicles to grow back healthier and fuller.

PRP for thinning hair is suitable for both men and women. Similarly, a consultation is always needed to determine whether it would be suitable.

Research determines PRP is a good thinning hair solution

The research on PRP for hair loss is conclusive, yes it works! The research findings show an increase in hair regrowth, hair thickness, hair root strength, and a significant reduction in the loss of hair.

In addition, it has also found that treatment with PRP for hair loss shows significant improvement in hair volume and quality. The research confirms this with strong results at three months. It also finds that PRP injections have a positive therapeutic effect on male and female pattern hair loss without any remarkable major side effects.

What is the process for PRP?

First, we numb the treatment area to avoid any discomfort during treatment.

Numbing the area takes approximately 15 minutes. We take a very small sample of your blood while we wait. This is placed in a centrifuge and the plasma is separated from your blood cells. The yellow plasma is what we use in the treatment as it contains all those good growth factors.

Next, when you are numbed, we add the plasma to your scalp. There are two methods for this treatment. The first of these is threading and needling the product into the area, and the second is using the Dermapen. The methods deliver similar results. For micro-needling, the needled area creates channels for the plasma. The plasma is then spread with further micro-needling in the scalp. This allows the plasma into deeper layers of the scalp. The second method is via threading and needling, this is more commonly used in treatment for hair loss as it allows us to get to areas we can’t get to with the Dermapen.

The treatment is completed when the product is injected. We don’t recommend washing your hair that evening unless necessary.

Downtime is minimal, and you will be able to return to work the next day.

Research-based evidence:

Borhan R, Gasnier C, Reygagne P. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma as a Treatment of Male Androgenetic Alopecia: Study of 14 Cases. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 2015 6: 292. doi:10.4172/2155-9554.10000292 SKIN Regen-BCT

Gkini MA, Kouskoukis AE, Tripsianis G, Rigopoulos D, Kouskoukis K. Study of platelet-rich plasma injections in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia through an one-year period. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2014;7:213-9. SKIN RegenKit-BCT-3

Betsi E-E, Esnault G, Kalbermatten D, Tremp M, Emmenegger V. Platelet-rich plasma injection is effective and safe for the treatment of alopecia. Eur J Plast Surg 2013: 36:40712. SKIN Regen kit ACR-C Extra, Regen-BCT

Singhal P, Agarwal, Dhot S D, and Sayal, S K. Efficacy of PRP in treatment of of androgenic alopecia. Department of Pathology and Dermatology, Santosh Medical College Gahziabad.

Cervelli V, Garcovich S, Bielli A, cervelli G, Curcio B C, Scioli M G, Orlandi, A and Gentile P. The effect of Autologous Activated Platelet Rich Plasma (AAPRP) injection on pattern hair loss, clinical and histomorphometric evaluation. Hindawai Publishing Corporation, Biomed Research Internation Vol. 2014, Article 760709

How many treatments?

Typically, we recommend three treatments over the course of 3 months. The research suggests that this where the best results happen.

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