PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
Hair thinning and hair loss is a common problem across genders especially after the age of 45. The common causes of early hair loss include lifestyle choices and stress. Millions of people are and desperately have tried hundreds of treatments and remedies to treat hair loss; while there are debates on the successes and effectiveness of those treatments, here’s another promising option to look at – PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy.
PRP is a substance drawn from your blood and is injected into your scalp in a three-step medical process. The blood is drawn using a centrifuge-like mechanism that separates the relevant substance from your blood and increases the concentration of specific proteins; these activated platelets are then injected into the scalp. It is believed that these concentrated platelets attract stem cells, stimulate the growth of hair follicles and decreases inflammation; this thereby triggers natural hair growth and even helps to maintain it. Sometimes PRP treatment is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications for more sustainable results.
The treatment typically takes 3-4 sittings, 6-8 weeks apart and its effects are known to last for a year. To maintain results an additional treatment is recommended every 6-12 months.
While PRP treatment is a non-surgical and safe procedure there are some potential side effects that you may experience post-treatment like mild pain at the injection site, scalp tenderness, swelling, headache and itching. These side-effects settle after a few days but if they prolong or aggravate, please consult your doctor.
To summarize, anyone who has mild-to-moderate hair loss and is looking for an immediate, effective solution should consider PRP treatment. It is important to understand and take this treatment from a specialist or an experienced doctor. So, if you have any questions about the process or want to book a session, please reach out to me and I shall be happy to help.