What is PRP Hair Treatment?
Looking to address hair loss, but finding that traditional hair transplant methods aren't quite the right fit for you? Or perhaps you're seeking a more regenerative approach to revitalizing your hair? If so, consider exploring the benefits of hair PRP! At Nuance Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, we're thrilled to offer this cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair, expertly administered by the skilled and experienced Dr. Jeannie Khavkin.
Hair PRP therapy is an innovative, all-natural treatment for thinning hair in men and women. This is a simple, non-surgical procedure is increasingly being recognized as a great, safe, clinically tested treatment for hair rejuvenation.
Using platelet rich plasma drawn from the patient, hair PRP therapy is completely natural and has no observed side effects. A great treatment for androgenic hair loss, hair platelet rich plasma therapy is also effective against many other forms of premature hair loss and thinning in both men and women.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Derived from whole blood, Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a concentrated platelet rich plasma protein, with red blood cells extracted via centrifuge. PRP has superior growth factors to whole blood and is widely used for its healing properties. Because of this, PRP is increasingly popular among plastic surgeons, dentists, dermatologists and other health care professionals.
PRP contains cytokines that can stimulate healing of joints and soft tissue and is beneficial for both sports medicine and dermatology. It is an effective, concentrated source of blood plasma and autologous conditioned plasma.
PRP injections for hair loss contain growth factors that stimulate blood vessel maintenance, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your hair; and those that directly promote hair cell growth. Other growth factors protect hair from falling out too early, enabling the follicles to grow longer, healthier hair.
Who is A Candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?
PRP hair restoration treatment can be effective for hormonal or age-related hair loss, in both men and women, including to increase the success of hair transplantation. It may also work if you have autoimmune hair loss.
Safe and side effect free, hair PRP therapy is perfect for men and women who have experienced natural thinning and early hair loss. The treatment is also ideal for people who suffer from location-based hair loss around the temples and crown. Though hair loss and thinning disproportionately impacts men, women tend to be more proactive when combatting thinning hair. Hair PRP treatment works for both genders. The most prominent results were observed in patients suffering from early hair loss.
Hair PRP is safe and effective, but it is primarily cosmetic in nature. Patients with serious medical conditions are advised to avoid PRP therapy, particularly if they are currently undergoing medical treatments that impact hair growth, such as chemotherapy. PRP may boost the efficacy of new treatments for autoimmune alopecia, but more evidence is required.
Hair PRP Therapy Process
PRP injections for hair loss involve several steps:
- A small amount of blood is drawn, this is similar to a standard blood test.
- A centrifuge spins the blood sample in order to separate red blood cells from plasma. Your plasma will have a layer that is richer in platelets, which your doctor will focus on.
- The PRP is injected into areas of concern. If you are having a hair transplant, you receive PRP either before, during, or very soon after surgery.
Results of PRP Therapy for Hair
Clinical trials show improvements in various measurements after PRP for hair loss, which many Las Vegas clients have already heard about. Those counting hair per square centimeter often show an increase by 17-38 hairs. A study measuring growth as a percentage increase found a 31% increase in hair density and thickness. You can expect to see the full results in three to six months.
The results of PRP treatment vary by the severity of your condition and potentially the quality of PRP. Some research suggests that lower systemic inflammation, which you can modify with a healthy diet and lifestyle, may lead to better results. It’s also possible that a series of sessions has a cumulative effect, with one protocol involving three monthly treatments, then sessions every three months for a year.
The benefits of PRP are:
- True regeneration of your hair, not just moving it around
- Minimal to no side effects seen with pharmaceutical treatment
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased hair growth and reduced hair loss
To learn more about whether PRP is right for you, contact us here.