As we age, we begin to experience hair loss that can affect both men and women. Hair loss can be caused by stress, hormonal imbalance, illness, or heredity, and some may experience it at a faster pace than others. The most common symptoms of excessive hair loss are increased shedding, bald spots, and thinning hair. For women, hair loss can start to increase very early in life. Many women experience hair loss or thinning during and after pregnancy, and it's also common for hair loss to begin in women as early as 40 due to hormonal changes in the body. Many treatments have been available for decades for hair loss treatment including medication and surgical treatments. New studies have found that PRP Therapy is a new, successful hair loss treatment that's non-surgical and fairly easy to conduct. This treatment, although still in early testing phases, has had promising results and is rapidly gaining recognition for being a simple and non-invasive solution for hair loss in women.
What is PRP Therapy?
Our human blood contains essential proteins that help with tissue regeneration and healing. PRP Therapy has been a widely known process for many different types of wound healing procedures and has worked wonders for hair loss treatments. PRP Therapy for hair restoration is a treatment that requires collecting blood of the patient and then processing that blood so that only platelet-rich plasma remains. The PRP is then injected into the patient’s scalp to stimulate hair growth. This method of hair restoration is non-surgical, making it an ideal solution for many women.
Is it Painful?
The procedure is not painful for the patient. Anesthesia is applied to the scalp area during the injection phase. Once the PRP blood is injected into the scalp, the procedure is complete and the patient can go home immediately afterward. The PRP will begin to stimulate inactive hair follicles to promote new hair growth.
Does it Work?
PRP Therapy for hair restoration has yielded very successful results for most patients. As with many hair growth solutions, the results will vary according to the patient. PRP therapy can also be used in conjunction with other treatments for maximum results if needed. It typically takes 2 to 6 months to start seeing results after your first session. It is suggested that PRP Therapy is performed regularly to see maximum hair growth, at least twice a year, depending on individual results.
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