Hair loss is the thinning or balding of hair on the scalp. Hair loss, medically known as alopecia, is generally caused by genetics or aging. However, it can also be caused by stress, disease, medications, environmental factors, and unhealthy hair practices. If you have recently experienced significant hair loss, you may be wondering what treatment options are available for your situation. Why not consider hair restoration with PRP?
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a procedure in which blood is drawn from the patient and then placed into a centrifuge. The rotating container spins the blood at very high speeds, separating the red cells from other components in the human body.
When this separation occurs, it leaves behind an enriched concentration of plasma, specifically platelets and stem cells. These platelets and stem cells are then re-injected into the body, increasing the body's natural healing abilities.
PRP injections can be used to treat many conditions, including arthritis, hair loss, wrinkles, sports injuries, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and plantar fasciitis.
How Does Hair Restoration with PRP Work?
PRP works in hair restoration by providing a rich, natural source of bioactive proteins and growth factors that activate the production of new cells. As the name suggests, PRP contains an abundance of platelets, which are critical for the growth and development of new tissue.
Platelets contain a wide variety of essential growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factor, epidermal growth factor, insulin-like growth factor 1, hepatocyte growth factor, vascular endothelial cell growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta).
These factors are responsible for promoting cellular proliferation, stimulating collagen production, and inducing angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels). Thus, PRP has become an essential treatment for hair loss because it significantly stimulates the development of healthy hair follicles.
Hair restoration with PRP takes two main types:
The Bottom Line
Hair restoration with PRP has gained significant popularity in recent years. PRP is very effective as both a topical and injectable treatment for hair loss. It works by using platelet-rich plasma as a vehicle to deliver vital growth factors to the scalp's surface, where they stimulate the development of new hair follicles.
For more information on PRP hair restoration, contact a professional near you.
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