PRPIf you’re seeking non-surgical techniques to treat a growing bald patch or receding hairline, you might want to consider PRP for hair loss. Our Naples and Marco Island-based Skin Wellness Physicians team knows that hair loss can have a dramatic negative impact on the self-confidence of men and women alike—while platelet-rich plasma treatments can have a similar (but positive) effect.
It’s normal to shed a small amount of hair each day, but hair loss, also known as alopecia, is characterized by the loss of significantly more than 50 to 100 hairs every day. There are many symptoms associated with hair loss, including gradual thinning of the hair on the top of your head, circular or patchy bald spots, sudden loosening of the hair, and patches of scaling on the scalp.
If you’re dealing with hair loss, PRP is one of the most effective options to help you restore thicker, healthier hair and boost your confidence.
To understand how PRP works, it’s important to first understand that there are two main components of blood: plasma (which is the liquid part) and platelets (which are cell fragments that clump together to form a clot as a way to stop or prevent bleeding). These cell fragments also contain growth factors that trigger cell reproduction and tissue regeneration.
Platelet-rich plasma, which is essentially plasma that contains a higher-than-normal concentration of platelets, has been used in medical and cosmetic treatments for years. To create these treatments, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient. This blood is then spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets.
PRP treatments for hair loss involve injecting the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp to encourage hair growth and prevent hair loss. The platelets stimulate natural hair growth by rejuvenating failing hair follicles.
The best results can be seen around six months after the injections.
The ideal candidates for PRP include those who:
• Have early stages of hair loss
• Are seeking a minimally invasive treatment
• Do not have thrombocytopenia, hemodynamic instability, hypofibrinogenemia, or hair loss due to stress, medications, or medical treatments
• Have female pattern hair loss, male pattern hair loss, or hair thinning
Want to learn more about the benefits of PRP for hair loss? Our Skin Wellness Physicians team can explain more about what this procedure involves and could do for you. Call us at (239) 732-0044 or submit a contact form to request a consultation if you’re ready to learn more about your options.