Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss

November 10, 2014 | Solutions

Have you noticed more hair in your brush lately, or gathering around the shower drain? When you’re combing your hair, do you see more scalp peeking through? Does a sunny day send you looking for a hat before you head outside? You are not alone. Hair loss can happen to anyone. In fact, it will happen to most of us sooner or later.

And, while pattern baldness is more common in men, women can suffer from pattern baldness as well. The condition, called androgenetic alopecia in men or women, affects about 40 percent of women before the age of 50. By the age of 80, more than half of all women will notice significant hair loss.

Male-Pattern-Baldness  Female-Pattern-Baldness

So, what can we do about it? One of the most exciting medical hair restoration breakthroughs in recent years is a proven medical treatment called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. Physicians have been prescribing PRP for multiple medical conditions for years, and the unique properties of this therapy have led to exciting advances in the treatment of thinning hair common in male or female pattern baldness.

Traditional Hair Loss Solutions

In the past, those with thinning hair typically had three options:

  • Wear a wig or hairpiece
  • Try one or more creams or supplements (all with dubious results)
  • Accept nature taking its course and suffer the social consequences of hair loss

Later, medical science offered somewhat better surgical options, but hair transplants also had drawbacks. No surgery is without risk, and many hair transplant operations also came with embarrassing scarring. Even the newest surgical techniques, meant to minimize scarring, leave many patients with legitimate concerns for their well-being and worries about their results.

How PRP Solves Hair Loss

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a minimally-invasive treatment for patients suffering from male or female pattern baldness. This incredible medical hair regrowth treatment actually causes patients to generate new follicle cells, which allow new, healthy hair follicles to grow.

Hair-after-PRP-for-Hair-Loss-Treatment-FrontThis process is unique among hair restoration treatments because, like Stem Cell Therapy, PRP doesn’t just move hair from one part of the scalp to another, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy actually restores or replaces hair follicle cells that have stopped growing hair. These new cells begin regrowing your own, natural hair, just as they always have.

 

The process is simple, non-surgical and can be completed in a single session, in about an hour. Here’s what you can expect.

  • Our medical staff draws your blood
  • That blood is processed in a specialized centrifuge
  • A super-concentrated, healing plasma is developed in this process
  • This concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the areas where you wish to regrow hair

 

PRP-AdministeredOnce administered, the super-concentrated, healing Platelet Rich Plasma will begin to work immediately. However, because this process involves growing new cells, it can take a month or two to begin noticing results. Patients leave with the confidence they will begin to see their new hair growing within four to eight weeks. Better still, that new hair blends in completely with the rest of your hair, totally seamless and natural.

Physicians have also seen good success treating male and female pattern baldness with Stem Cell Therapy. Another minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment option, Stem Cell Therapy uses the patient’s own stem cells to repair or regenerate damaged follicle cells. Like PRP, Stem Cell treatment is safe and free of any surgical side-effects, and the patient regrows their own hair, safely and naturally.

To learn more about how Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy can safely and quickly restore your own natural hair, and to learn which treatment would be the best option for you, click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Skaliy today.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Skaliy

Throughout his career Dr. Michael Skaliy has felt that medicine is a rapidly changing field and he’s continued to stay up to date to bring the latest cutting edge therapies into his practice. Most recently, he introduced stem cell therapy and minimally invasive same day spine surgery, which is done through a small device the size of a pencil.

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