Androgenetic alopecia which is more commonly known as male and female pattern baldness affects millions of people worldwide. While research into its cause continues, currently there is no cure for this common affliction. The modern hair restoration methods used today provide an effective treatment unlike anything in the past decades.
One of the newest and most promising hair restoration solutions is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). This treatment provides visible results for a large number of patients without any downtime.
A Scientific Approach to Hair Loss
PRP utilizes the growth factors and nutrients that are in a patient’s own blood to give aging hair follicles an instant boost. A small amount of blood is drawn at the beginning of your PRP therapy appointment. This blood is put into a centrifuge to separate the nutrient-rich plasma from the red blood cells. This concentrated serum is then injected into the scalp using a series of strategic injections to target the areas that need increased hair density.
The growth factors and nutrients work to rejuvenate and reactivate aging hair follicles. Because the PRP come from the patient’s own blood, there is little chance for adverse side effects or compatibility issues. There is no downtime for patients as they can resume their normal activities the day of the appointment. PRP is a safe treatment that can be repeated as necessary to sustain results.
Results May Vary
While PRP hair restoration treatments are still new, research into its efficacy is still underway. Over 70% of patients experience optimal results following PRP therapy. Changes in hair growth are not immediate for every patient. PRP injections are a critical part of the hair restoration process for patients interested in combating androgenetic alopecia from every angle.
At the beginning of PRP treatment, it will need to be repeated on a monthly basis for the first three to four months before a patient will have noticeable improvements that can be visible. After the initial series of treatments, PRP therapy will only need to be repeated once every six months. The results each patient will get are different and treatment schedules can vary, but most patients see significant hair growth within the first three months.
One Part of a Comprehensive Approach
PRP hair therapy on its own can provide patients with wonderful results, it is only one part of a comprehensive approach to hair loss. Often it is used in conjunction with laser hair therapy to slow down hair loss as much as possible. When used together as part of a multi-therapeutic hair loss can often be stopped in its tracks.
PRP therapy can play an important role in advanced hair transplant procedures. When started ahead of the patient’s hair transplant surgery it will increase hair density in donor sites, and when used after the procedure it will accelerate recovery and results.
Hair Restoration Options
To learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration therapy, and to explore the many advanced, clinical hair loss treatment options available to you, we invite you to contact a professional PAI hair restoration specialist today, and schedule a free, confidential appointment. We want to help you find the perfect hair restoration solution to meet your specific needs and make a well-informed decision about your hair loss treatment and hair restoration options. We encourage to take that first step on the road to looking and feeling your best.