Hair loss can occur at any point in an adult’s life, even if it is commonly connected with aging or heredity factors. Several factors can contribute to baldness, including genetic predisposition and environmental factors such as stress, diet, and genetic predisposition. Going through an intrusive cosmetic operation to treat your hair loss could be a trying experience. It’s possible that the operation may be unpleasant or expensive, and that you’ll have to spend a significant amount of time recovering at home. The good news is that our team has access to a wide range of non-invasive therapies for hair restoration and repair of hair loss. One of these is PRP injections.

What is PRP and How Does it Work?

You don’t need to undergo an extended and intrusive operation to regrow your lost hair or reclaim your self-confidence. Treatments that are non-invasive or only minimally invasive are available in a broad variety, and many of them are quite efficient and successful. 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are an innovative procedure that uses the patient’s own blood platelets, a cell type that promotes healing all over the body. PRP injections have the potential to stop hair loss and even stimulate the growth of new hair. Using platelets from the blood of the patient as well as activating growth factors may boost blood flow to the hair cells and improve the density of hair shafts. Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) for hair restoration is a fairly modern procedure and could be a solution to consider if you are concerned about the appearance of thinning hair.

What Can I Expect From PRP Injections?

Various peer-reviewed research has shown that it is feasible to improve the health or thickness of one’s hair with PRP therapy. The blood will be drawn and centrifuged to extract the platelets from your blood. You’ll next be given an injection into the parts of your head that are beginning to bald. This procedure only takes about 30 minutes and, in most cases, patients can go back to work the following day with little or no discomfort.

Injections are given every three to six months for the first three months, then once each three to six months after that. In this treatment, you are using your own blood, thus the dangers of an allergic reaction or rejection of injected materials are quite low. The only patients who may not be candidates for PRP therapy are those on blood thinners or those with an existing scalp condition, low platelet count, or chronic liver illness.

Is PRP an Effective Treatment for Hair Loss?

Hair loss patients may benefit from PRP, according to a growing body of scientific research and clinical trials. Patients in most PRP trials were observed for up to 6 months following their treatment. The ongoing study can inform us which patients benefit the most from PRP injections. However, the use of PRP injections in combination with some other hair loss therapies, such as medicine, has become more common in recent years and has shown effective usage.

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If you have thinning hair or bald spots, you don’t need to undergo a difficult, intrusive procedure to fix them. Schedule a consultation online or call our office at 616-888-3100 to learn more about PRP injections and how you can regain self-confidence with a full head of beautiful hair.

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