The Beginner’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Loss

Beginners Guide to PRP Hair Therapy for hair loss

“Am I going bald?”

If you’re asking yourself this question, you should know that it’s asked more often than you think and that you aren’t alone.

Pattern baldness is a genetic condition that predisposes you to hair loss and affects more than 60% of men and millions of women throughout the U.S.

So, what exactly are the true early signs of pattern baldness?

  • Thinning hair
  • Changes in your hairline
  • Above-normal hair loss after showering and brushing your hair

Balding may be natural, but modern technology has made it optional. If early signs of hair loss are affecting your physical appearance, emotional state, self-identity, etc., it’s time to seek a solution.

If you aren’t fond of scalpels and are looking for a less invasive hair restoration treatment, you need to learn about PRP therapy.

Clinical research proves that Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, a non-surgical method of managing hair loss, is cost-effective and provides a high-level of patient satisfaction.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

In essence, it’s blood therapy.

Although it’s emerging as a hair loss treatment, PRP has been respected in the medical community as a healing treatment for injuries for quite some time.

Before you understand how PRP therapy works, you need to know that your blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Platelets are the compounds that drive the effects of PRP therapy since they contain several proteins – called growth factors – that promote healing.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood that contains five to ten times the normal amount of platelets. To develop PRP plasma, your hair loss specialist will begin by drawing your blood.

Then, the blood sample will undergo a process called centrifugation that separates the platelets from blood, concentrating them.

The PRP Therapy Four-Step Treatment Process

When PRP is used as a treatment for hair loss, it is a four-step process:

Step 1: Blood is drawn, usually from your arm.

Step 2: The collection is processed via centrifugation and separates your blood sample into its components: plasma, platelets, and cells

Step 3: The platelets are then separated out with some plasma creating platelet-rich plasma.

Step 4: This PRP gets injected into your scalp to promote hair growth in thinning areas.

Here at Contemporary Hair Transplant, we use a state of the art PRP system specifically designed to consistently yield a high concentration of platelets in our PRP.

PRP is a non-invasive hair restoration treatment that combats early signs of male or female pattern hair loss by stimulating better hair growth in affected areas.

PRP Hair Loss Therapy Efficacy

If you’re starting to see early signs of hair loss, PRP is likely a fitting hair loss treatment for you because it works best on patients whose hair loss is not advanced and there is still some hair growing. It will not work on completely bald areas.

During PRP therapy, You will receive up to 3 treatments once every 2 months, then annual maintenance. Your treatment will depend on several factors that include the severity of your baldness, genetics, age, etc.

Although PRP therapy is an emerging treatment that is not yet FDA approved, its’ efficacy as a hair loss treatment has been demonstrated in several studies.

Of course, you won’t be 100% sure PRP is the proper hair restoration treatment until you schedule a consultation and receive an examination from a hair loss specialist.

The Value of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy to Treat Hair Loss

If you are in the early stages of male or female pattern baldness, PRP therapy is an effective treatment to consider.

Surgeons report seeing 30% new hair growth in their PRP therapy patients and it is highly regarded in the medical community.

Platelet-Rich Plasma is an effective hair restoration treatment that is also:

  • Non-surgical
  • Affordable
  • Has little to no side effects

It’s the best of all worlds if you’re being proactive about your hair loss and want an early treatment to catch your pattern baldness in time.

Bottom line: If your hair loss has got you down but has still not progressed to the point where you require hair transplant surgery, schedule your Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy consultation.

The earlier you seek treatment, the better. The more your balding progresses, the more likely you will have to undergo invasive hair restoration procedures.

What questions do you have about PRP therapy?

Call 201-261-1772
to schedule your PRP Hair Loss Therapy consultation.
Let’s see what we can do for you.
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