There are dozens of hair loss treatments, including serums, shampoos, multivitamins and supplements, and prescription medications. Unfortunately, these options may or may not work, and the cost of failed treatments quickly adds up.
Pattern hair loss affects millions of men and women. At RKM Aesthetics & Wellness in Ventura, CA, we want you to know about the newest treatment for hair loss: PRP hair restoration.
PRP hair restoration is a safe and effective way to restore your hair without surgery, medications, or inadequate topical solutions. This hair loss treatment naturally reignites your hair growth and helps prevent further hair loss.
What Is PRP?
PRP refers to platelet-rich plasma. Your blood consists of two main components: red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets full of growth factors.
Growth factors are proteins in the body that promote the growth, organization, and maintenance of cells and tissues. They also serve as messengers, telling the skin cells to function and stimulate growth.
Doctors began using PRP therapy to speed up healing in damaged joints after surgery or injuries. More recently, PRP therapy became popular in dermatology after researchers found that higher concentrations of platelets in plasma cells promote hair growth by extending the growth phase of the hair cycle.
What Is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP hair restoration is a three-step process where we draw your blood, process it, and inject it into your scalp.
Step 1: Blood Draw
First, we’ll gently draw a small amount of your blood, typically from a vein in your arm, and place it into a vial. PRP therapy only requires 15 to 50 mL of blood — less than 2 ounces.
Step 2: Blood Processing
Next, we’ll place your blood sample into a centrifuge, which spins rapidly to separate fluids of varying densities. After about ten minutes, your blood separates into three layers:
- Platelet-poor plasma
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Red blood cells
We then draw 8–12 mL of platelet-rich plasma into a syringe for the next step.
Step 3: PRP injections
Lastly, we inject the plasma into areas of the scalp that need hair growth stimulation at the level of the hair follicles. The injections begin across the scalp, at about every half-inch over the areas where hair is thinning. The entire procedure usually takes less than half an hour.
PRP Hair Restoration Results
Like most hair loss treatments, you need to be consistent to achieve optimal PRP hair restoration results. We’ll treat your scalp about once a month for three to four months for your initial PRP therapy. Then, to maintain your hair growth stimulation, you’ll need maintenance appointments every three to six months.
Following the treatment plan allows patients to begin seeing their anticipated PRP hair restoration results within a few months. Initial results start with decreased hair shedding, closely followed by early regrowth and increased length in existing hair.
After PRP hair loss treatments, most patients see significant improvement in hair retention, new hair growth, or hair volume.
How Long Do PRP Hair Restoration Results Last?
On average, you can expect the benefits of your initial PRP hair restoration treatments to last for about a year. After that, most patients see their hair retention and regrowth responds more quickly to maintenance treatments. As a result, your hair’s growth, volume, and retention continue to improve as long as you maintain treatments.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP hair therapy is one of the most promising treatments for hair loss. Beyond the clear benefit of thicker, denser hair with fewer areas of thinning, PRP hair restoration benefits include:
Regrowing Your Hair
PRP hair restoration encourages your hair follicles to produce hair. You can look forward to washing and styling your hair again. PRP therapy works without hair grafts, implants, spray-on hair products, or toupees.
This hair restoration treatment is the best option for patients who want their natural hair back.
No Surgery or Downtime
You can resume your daily activities immediately after your PRP hair restoration. Other hair loss treatments may leave incisions or scars, but PRP offers a natural, non-surgical, simple procedure that uses only the platelet-rich plasma your body already has.
High Success Rate
PRP hair restoration boasts a high success rate. While studies into this groundbreaking hair loss treatment are still ongoing, the early results show that PRP therapy increases the number of working hair follicles and decreases hair loss in both men and women.
In addition, patients who choose to maintain their PRP hair restoration treatments benefit from a long-lasting hair loss solution.
Safe, Reliable Results
PRP hair restoration only utilizes your body’s platelet-rich plasma. So there’s no risk of your body rejecting your own cells or reacting to any ingredients in the treatment. In addition, since PRP therapy only regrows your hair, your results are reliable and natural-looking.
Am I a Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
Hair loss tends to worsen over time. Patients with early stages of hair loss through androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness see the best PRP hair restoration results. Taking early action in treating hair loss through PRP hair restoration treatments allows you to maintain thicker, healthier hair.
Candidates for PRP hair restoration include:
- Those with excessive hair shedding
- Patients with thinning hair
- Those with a receding hairline
- Patients whose hair is finer and shorter
- Patients already using hair restoration medications
Hair loss affects both men and women, and millions of people a year seek hair loss treatments that allow them to restore their hair’s former density and thickness.
To learn more about PRP hair restoration and how it can provide you with naturally thicker, healthier hair, schedule a consultation with RKM Aesthetics & Wellness experts. You don’t have to struggle with hair loss. Restore your hair today.