Hair loss can be a devastating and traumatic experience for a lot of people. Hair loss can be caused by a number of issues including genetics. aging, changes in hormones, diet, medical issues, medications, and even stress or sports injuries. As the cosmetic industry advances with new cutting-edge technology, effective treatments are being introduced to help people with overcoming the issue of hair loss by restoring a full head of hair. One of the most effective treatments available at LMC Laser Medical Clinic is the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure, also known as PRP micro-needling, which is becoming increasingly popular for a number of our patients and for many others across the country.
What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Treatment?
PRP hair treatments or PRP therapy is an effective medical procedure that targets hair loss through the injection of your own plasma into the scalp. The treatment uses the body’s own natural abilities of healing to encourage the production of collagen and hair regrowth through a concentration of platelets, which is best known for its blood clotting capabilities and growth factors.
Many doctors in the medical community believe that PRP injections can help to trigger natural hair regrowth, thickness and maintenance through the injection of growth factors. This can encourage stimulation in the hair loss area and produce collagen through platelet-rich plasma for successful and impressive hair regrowth.
The process of a PRP treatment is broken down into 3 stages and lasts around 30 minutes to complete.
The first stage is where a medical professional will take a sample of your blood taken before it is placed into a centrifuge machine to go through a process of separation. This is because the blood contains different components, including red cells, white cells and platelets, which is what is necessary for PRP to work.
Once your blood has been taken it is placed into a centrifuge, a machine that spins the blood tubes at a rapid speed to separate the blood fluid from its densities. There is where your blood separates into 3 layers:
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Platelet-poor plasma
- Red blood cells
The concentrated platelet-rich plasma is removed from the centrifuge and drawn into a syringe which will be injected into the scalp at the level of your hair follicles, in the area that requires growth.
Why You Should Consider PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
There are countless benefits to a PRP treatment for hair loss including its effectiveness in hair growth and thickness, the meticulousness of how it is administered, the convenience of the treatment and let’s not forget to mention, the boost in your overall confidence. Best of all, the treatment offers minimal downtime which means you can return to your usual day-to-day activities once the treatment is over.
Effectiveness of Hair Growth
If you are becoming increasingly fed up with the lack of growth in your hair, the way it may be thinning or the loss of your hairline then PRP should definitely be considered a treatment for you. Studies show that 80% of those who had the right PRP technology had successful results of new hair growth with visual improvements and continued growth within the first few months.
The Procedure is Safe and Meticulous
A PRP treatment should be carried out by a registered medical practitioner or nurse who can carefully administer the procedure from the removal of blood to the injection of platelet-rich plasma into your scalp. Your medical practitioner will know how to carefully inject the plasma back into the correct areas of your scalp to target the hair follicles that will effectively stimulate new hair growth. Not only that, considering the procedure requires platelets from your own body, you can be assured that there is no risk of a reaction or rejection from the treatment.
PRP is a Convenient Treatment with Minimal Downtime
As mentioned before, the treatment is completed within 45 minutes and can easily fit into your busy schedule without any downtime compared to a hair loss surgery where you may need to take some time off work and take great care during the healing stage. The convenience of PRP treatments is a massive driving factor for patients who choose this type of procedure as it doesn’t disrupt their day nor does it require any special attention. By the end of your treatment, you can continue with your usual activities without having to worry about the healing process.
Boosts Your Confidence
Experiencing hair loss can be detrimental to your self-esteem. Not everybody goes through it but for those that do, it can be lonely, embarrassing and even cause issues such as depression or anxiety. The platelet-rich plasma treatment for hair loss can be a great way to restore both your hair and your confidence. Once you have successfully completed a few sessions with visible hair growth, you will feel like yourself again and won’t have to hide behind hats anymore!
If you are interested in discussing your options for a PRP treatment, call us today at LMC Laser Medical Clinic to book a consultation.