PRP treatment for hair loss
What is a PRP hair loss treatment?
PRP treatments involve extracting small amount of your blood (8ml), and extracting from that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is very high in growth factors. This mixture is then re-injected into the scalp where hair loss is noted, in order to stimulate hair regrowth and improve hair quality.
Who should have a PRP alopecia treatment?
Treatment is suitable for men or women who suffer from hereditary hair loss (androgenic alopecia), or hair loss due to stress or as a side effect of medication use (alopecia diffusa). The treatment has been scientifically demonstrated to be effective!
What happens during a PRP alopecia treatment?
Activated platelets and growth factors found in blood plasma stimulate the regrowth of the follicular bulb (hair root), thereby reversing the miniaturization of hair follicles that is associated with hair loss. As a result of the treatment, hair becomes thicker and healthier.
How long are treatments? Are they painful? Are there any side effects?
A PRP hair loss treatment occurs over 4 sessions every 2 weeks, followed by a maintenance treatment every 6 months. Since microinjection is used to administer PRP, treatments are both precise and comfortably tolerated.
How fast can results be seen?
Results are progressively seen in the weeks following treatment. On average, hair regrowth density of 25-30% is expected, but results will vary as a function of the ability of the follicular bulb to regenerate in each individual.
Can PRP hair loss treatments be combined with other treatments?
Depending on your health and the cause of your hair loss, the doctor may advise you to undergo blood analysis, begin vitamin or mineral supplementation, or take medication, in order to best address your needs.
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