Our relationship with our hair is far more intimate than many people realize. Our identities can be tied to our appearance, and hair is no exception – to many it’s a huge source of confidence, comfort and self expression. As we age, many people begin to experience hair loss. As an obvious change from what we’re used to, it can feel like losing a piece of yourself.
If hair loss is something that you have been struggling with, there are solutions available to help get your confidence back. PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections, is a treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to encourage accelerated healing in specific areas of the body. It is highly effective in treating and preventing hair loss.
The process of PRP is slightly more involved than others in the world of aesthetic treatments, however it is far less invasive than hair transplant surgeries. To begin, a trained health professional will need to draw a vial of blood. PRP contains two key components – the liquid in our blood, plasma, and platelets, an essential type of blood cell that helps the body to heal. Following extraction, the blood sample is spun in a device called a centrifuge. This separates any other components within the blood from the plasma and platelets, allowing them to become concentrated together.
The PRP is then strategically injected into the target area, in this case the scalp, to deliver necessary growth proteins. PRP promotes new hair growth, but can also be used following transplant surgeries to help stimulate further growth. Patients can expect to see noticeable results in six to twelve months, however many have reported a difference after just three months.
If PRP sounds right for you, contact us today to discuss treatment options. We’re ready to help you feel your best!