Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration enhances your natural hair growth by repairing the inactive follicles causing your bald spot. At Glow Maven Med Spa in Houston, Texas, Adaku Iwu, FNP-BC, uses PRP hair restoration to treat hair loss from androgenetic alopecia, which is genetic. Call Glow Maven Med Spa or book an appointment online to learn more about the treatment today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration is a procedure that revives dormant follicles in your scalp to restore hair growth. Unlike other solutions for hair loss, PRP hair restoration has the potential to help you continue growing your natural hair instead of replacing it with a wig or hairpiece. You also don’t need to go through follicular transplantation or any other surgery.
PRP is an injectable treatment that is also used in ultrasound-guided joint injections for joint pain and stiffness, as well as the liquid facelifts for skin rejuvenation. PRP is a combination of platelets and plasma from your blood — any red and white blood cells are removed from the sample via centrifugation.
The cells remaining in a PRP sample aid in the healing process. Platelets help clot your blood and release growth factors, which signal repair systems around your hair follicles. You may need multiple rounds of injections to see ideal results from PRP hair restoration.
At Glow Maven Med Spa, your provider primarily uses PRP hair restoration to treat hair loss linked to androgenetic alopecia. You might be more familiar with its common nicknames, male- or female-pattern baldness.
Androgenetic alopecia happens naturally over time because of your genetics. If you have family members who have lost their hair, it increases your chances of experience hair loss. Men tend to experience a distinct bald spot at the crown or a receding hairline, while women tend to experience all-over hair thinning.
Your provider goes over your medical history and determines the cause of your hair loss. After a thorough consultation, she tells you whether or not PRP hair restoration is beneficial for you.
The number of initial PRP hair restoration sessions you’ll need depends on your provider's findings during your consultation. Typically, it takes about 6-12* months from the initial treatment to see any hair growth.
He or she might suggest using specific products at home, taking medication, or engaging in other treatments to improve your results. She may recommend:
Because PRP is not a full-on cure for hair loss, most people require regular follow-ups to maintain the health of their newly revived follicles. The treatment is most effective for those early on in their hair loss because the follicles have not been dormant for very long.
Learn more about the PRP hair restoration process by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Glow Maven Med Spa today.
*Individual results may vary