13 January, 2019
While it is normal to experience some hair thinning as we age, many men experience hair loss that extends past the norm for their age range. Countless over-the-counter products all claim to offer the miracle cure for hair loss, but the reality is that there are some conditions that require medical intervention in order to see any successful regrowth of the hair.
Platelet rich plasma therapy, often referred to simply as PRP, is one such treatment that has been demonstrated to see good hair growth promotion in patients, in as little as a few months.
Is PRP therapy the right choice to help you to see hair regrowth? Read on to learn more about this innovative treatment and the technology behind it.
PRP therapy involves taking a small amount of the patient’s own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the regenerating growth factors that are present in the body. This concentrated platelet-rich plasma is injected directly into the targeted area. In this case, and according to professionally written PRP for hair growth procedure details, that targeted area is on the scalp where the hair is thinning.
The PRP injection of nutrient-rich plasma is thought to trigger the body’s ability to heal itself and promote the growth of new hair.
PRP is best for androgenetic alopecia, which is a type of hereditary hair thinning that can impact both men and women alike.
The procedure is done in-clinic and there’s no real downtime needed. Patients are quite often able to resume their regular routine after treatment.
PRP therapy is used quite often in sports medicine, to treat injuries to the joints, muscles and the Achilles tendon. The injected platelets prompt the body to enter into an active growth phase, which in the case of hair loss can prompt hair follicles to start growing again.
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