While it is natural to shed hairs every day, some people do so excessively and lose more hairs than they should, or hair loss prevents their hair from growing in properly. While these conditions may be caused by many different factors, such as stress, illness, some medical treatments, or a genetic predisposition, there are a number of treatments available that can help to restore fullness to your hair. Hair restoration treatments can be fully customized to each patient, and we have a number of options for both male and female patients. In particular, we are proud to offer PRP therapy, one of the most advanced treatments available on the market today. PRP therapy is highly sought after because it is minimally invasive, requiring no surgical incisions, yet still has remarkable hair restoration effects. Studies have shown that patients can regrow 30-40% of their hair using PRP therapy!
How Does PRP Therapy Restore Hair?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been used in medicine for decades. PRP is harvested from your own body through a simple blood draw prior to treatment. Blood is made up of a number of components, and processing the blood allows us to separate the blood cells from the plasma and platelets that are naturally found in the blood. The PRP component of blood contains growth factors, which are small molecules that stimulate the growth of new cells. Whenever the body is injured, these growth factors trigger healing and promote natural repair processes.
Initially, PRP therapy was used in sports medicine to speed recovery from injuries. Now, it is applied in cosmetic procedures because it has been found to stimulate new skin growth, rejuvenating the tissue. Hair growth is closely tied to skin health, and PRP therapy helps to create the right environment for hairs to grow well. Once injected into precise locations in the scalp, growth factors in the PRP stimulate new cell growth, prolong the growing period of healthy hairs that are present, and stimulate growth of hair in dormant hair follicles.
What Can I Expect from PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is relatively quick and painless. Once your blood is drawn and processed in our clinic, you are ready for your injections. Your scalp will be anesthetized using a local anesthetic, enhancing your comfort during the procedure. Your highly-trained clinician will place the injections in strategic locations at the level of the hair follicles in the scalp. This precise PRP placement will help to restore your hairline and the thickness of your hair.
While you may experience some minor redness and swelling just after the procedure, that will subside very quickly. Because there are no incisions and the PRP is a product that comes from your own body, there are virtually no side effects, and no downtime is required after the procedure. In fact, you should be able to return to your regular daily activity on the same day! PRP therapy may be performed alone or in conjunction with more aggressive hair restoration treatments. Multiple sessions may be recommended for best results, which will take a few months to become visible.
When you are ready to embark on your hair restoration journey, contact the office of Dr. Wilson at 603.294.4526. Come see what a difference PRP therapy can make for you!