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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: A New Treatment to Regrow Your Hair

Results of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy make hair look rich and thick again.

Results of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can relieve male pattern baldness.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) can literally change lives. Hair thinning is hard for both men and women. Men may experience androgenetic alopecia or, more commonly known as, male pattern baldness. The hair loss is in a well-defined pattern, starting above the temples, with the hairline receding. Eventually, the crown begins to thin, often progressing to partial or complete baldness. Women don’t experience a pattern, just a general overall thinning, which rarely leads to total baldness.

What Causes Hair Loss?

Although more common in men, woman still go through hair shedding in their life. Think post-partum for women and general aging for men. Though several factors can contribute to hair thinning, Health.com has created a list of some of the possible culprits:

  • Physical stress
  • Too much protein
  • Low vitamin A
  • Heredity
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Female hormones
  • Emotional stress
  • Anemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Over-styling
  • Medications
  • Age

This list doesn’t include all of the culprits but does touch on the most common ones. But wait! Whether you’re male or female, there is hope to restore your lost hair.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) & How Does It Work?

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma therapy) is the famous ‘vampire facial’ but for your scalp. Your blood is drawn and reinjected into areas of your scalp where your hair is thinning. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, explains how it works: “Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma.” “The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors.” The good news for anyone with thinning hair, says Zeichner, is that growth factors can “help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.”

Candidates for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy treatments are individuals who have only recently started to lose hair. PRP treatments won’t work for anyone who is completely bald, and it may not regrow all lost hair. The procedure is relatively quick and lasts approximately 60-90 minutes in the office. You can return to work immediately, as there are minimal side effects. Treatments are recommended on a monthly basis for the first four months, then two maintenance appointments per year.

What Do the Facts Say About Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

I know you think this is too good to be true, but several studies show just how effective Platelet Rich Plasma therapy treatments are. One study found significant reduction in hair loss between the first and fourth injections. Hair count increased from an average number of 71 follicular hair units to 93 follicular hair units. Another study concluded hair loss reduced and at three months it reached normal levels. Hair density reached a peak at 3. At six months and one year, it was significantly increased, comparing to the baseline.

Here at Beautique Med Spa, we now offer Platelet Rich Plasma therapy treatments. Call and book your free consultation today.

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