What Is PRP for Hair Loss?
If you’re living with thinning hair and are looking for a way to regrow your strands, you may have heard of over-the-counter products like minoxidil (Rogaine), prescription hair loss medications, and hair transplant surgery. But have you heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP for hair loss is a unique, natural, and minimally invasive therapy that can help improve the appearance of hair loss. Though this treatment for thinning hair is relatively new, it has proven effective for many, many people.
What exactly is PRP and how can help with hair loss? Read on to learn everything you need to know.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that contains approximately five times more platelets than normal blood. PRP also contains a variety of growth factors and proteins that work to accelerate tissue healing and regeneration.
How Does PRP for Hair Loss Work?
To create PRP, a medical professional takes a small sample of your blood and places it into a centrifuge, which spins the blood at a rapid rate to separate its various components. Once the plasma has separated from the other blood components, the practitioner extracts the substance and uses it for injection into the scalp.
Some types of hair loss are caused by damaged hair follicles, and because PRP promotes tissue healing, it helps heal those damaged follicles. As the follicles heal, they begin producing hair again. Ultimately, PRP helps increase hair count, hair thickness, and the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle.
How Long Do Results from PRP Hair Restoration Last?
Unfortunately, hair loss solutions aren’t a permanent cure for the conditions that cause hair loss. As such, most hair-regrowth treatments must be repeated to maintain results. PRP hair restoration is one of those treatments.
Your hair regrowth results from PRP will depend on how well you respond to the initial treatment, as well as the type and severity of hair loss you have. As such, your medical provider will determine how often you’ll need to receive injections to maintain your results. Typically, maintenance treatments are recommended at three- to six-month intervals.
Schedule a PRP Hair Restoration Consultation in the Twin Cities
If you’re interested in learning more about PRP for hair loss and whether it’s the right solution for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Medical Tattoo Centers of America. We specialize in a variety of hair loss solutions, including PRP hair restoration, hair tattoos (scalp micropigmentation), and scalp tricopigmentation. We also offer a wide range of medical-grade skin care procedures and serve the entire Minneapolis/St. Paul metro.
To learn more or get started, feel free to call our office today at 612-770-0000 or contact us online with any questions or concerns. You can also request a free consultation online, and we’ll be in touch to get you scheduled.