PRP Therapy is One of the most Highly Recommended by Doctors Today for Hair Loss
Recently, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) has been gaining more and more traction as one of the most viable treatment options for those who are looking to reverse the effects of hair loss.
PRP therapy has gained increasing adoption not only due to its results but also due to the large amount of positive clinical research studies that have supported its viability. It is one of the few non-invasive hair restoration procedures that can provide real results to women who are struggling with hair loss.
The treatment was developed based on new medical research on PRP therapy and its healing and cell growth-enhancing properties. There have been a number of scientific studies recently published supporting PRP hair restoration techniques that have been found to stimulate the growth of hair and reduce thinning throughout the scalp.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a therapy that utilizes natural healing factors in the blood to direct natural healing to the cells responsible for hair growth.
PRP is a concentrated sample of blood that contains a higher volume of platelets as compared to normal blood.
It is medically defined as “autologous blood with concentrations of platelets above baseline levels, of which contains at least seven growth factors.”
PRP is carefully taken directly from a patient’s own blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma. The centrifugation process helps to concentrate all of the platelets in the blood from the plasma.
After the platelets are placed in a dilute solution, the platelets are then injected into the affected area where pain or damaged tissue is present. PRP is so effective due to the growth factors that contribute to the healing of various damaged tissues.
It performs its action by naturally triggering proteins and growth factors that reduce inflammation, promotes collagen production, and increase stem cell proliferation.
How Does It Work?
PRP therapy is a quick, convenient, and minimally-invasive treatment.
After you have been approved for the treatment, your initial office visit will consist of simple blood into a special tube.
The next step involves an advanced gel technology that removes the PRP molecules from the blood while it’s being processed in the centrifuge.
Once the centrifugation process is complete, the vital growth proteins from your blood are separated into a separate container. Next, many providers will utilize a topical analgesic/anesthesia prior to injecting the PRP into the target area.
Once the treatment has been administered, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp. The PRP then stimulates the follicles and surrounding blood vessels to encourage new hair growth.
The platelets help to reinvigorate the follicles, growth factors, and blood vessels responsible for supporting a healthy head of hair. Following the proper follow-up regimen as instructed by your doctor can help to ensure hair follicles continue to be nourished and that hair growth and thickness are improving as expected.
Why PRP Treatment?
The goal of PRP treatment is for new blood vessels and fibers to form so that they can provide more blood flow and hair growth factors to the affected area.
PRP therapy achieves this by utilizing growth factors within the platelets that provide healing and tissue repair/stimulation throughout the body.
There are seven growth factors that exist in normal platelets that all have specific roles in the healing response, such as tissue healing, blood vessel repair, cell replication, and more.
The growth factors enter the hair bulb circulation and stimulate the stem cells to begin to proliferate and trigger the necessary secondary cells to perform their action.
This can then leads to changes in the follicle and an increase in the amount of hair that grows and also how fast. As you can tell, PRP therapy is an exciting advancement in hair regrowth treatment that is both more effective and less invasive than the leading alternatives.
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