Did you know that the average person loses around 100 hairs from their scalp in a single day? Healthy hair grows in cycles and it’s completely natural to lose a few strands. But when the natural cycle is disrupted, it can lead to embarrassing hair thinning or hair loss. Thankfully, there is an exciting new treatment called Platelet-Rich Plasma (or PRP) that can effectively stimulate new hair growth.
An Overview of PRP Therapy
PRP therapy is an innovative, minimally-invasive treatment with a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. The treatment consists of drawing a patient’s blood, separating the healing elements, and re-injecting them into the treatment area.
PRP injections are used for the purpose of promoting tissue healing, reducing inflammation, and increasing the benefits of facial microneedling treatments. Now, PRP therapy is emerging as a new way to treat hair loss from within.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
Thinning hair can negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. PRP hair restoration is a state-of-the-art process that promotes fuller-looking hair, so you can look and feel like yourself again.
During a PRP treatment, Dr. Steven Greene will draw a small amount of your blood and place it into a centrifuge to concentrate the Platelet-Rich Plasma, which also contains beneficial growth factors.After numbing your scalp to ensure a more comfortable treatment, Dr. Greene will strategically re-inject the PRP near your hair follicles to encourage new growth.
Let’s take a closer look at the science behind this treatment. At the base of every hair follicle, there are stems cells that are responsible for telling the follicle to grow. Once the PRP is injected, the stem cells send a message to the hair follicle that the rest phase is over. The follicle then knows that it’s time to start growing hair again.
Though you may notice excellent results from one session, Dr. Greene will likely recommend that you receive three treatments over the course of three months. This treatment series tends to promote the most dramatic follicle stimulation.Dr. Greene will create your exact treatment plan with you in person.
The Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration
Many men and women who suffer from hair loss try to cover the problem. Wigs, toupees, hats, scarves and scalp makeup may be short term solutions, but they can’t actually fix your thinning hair. PRP hair restoration therapy can.
Some additional benefits of PRP hair restoration include:
- It is a non-surgical procedure
- It only involves a short treatment time
- There is no downtime after a treatment
- There is no allergy risk since your own plasma is used
- The results can be seen in as little as one treatment
- The treatment can be repeated to improve your results
Schedule Your PRP Consultation with our Seattle Dermatologist
To learn more about regaining fuller hair through PRP therapy, please call 206-402-4797 today. At the Advanced Dermatology & Laser Institute of Seattle, we welcome patients from across Washington at our modern Seattle location.