Seeing a brush full of hair every morning can be an unnerving experience. It can be hard, sometimes, to come to grips with hair loss, and it may feel like there are limited options on how to handle it. If you're worried about going under the knife, but also worried about your rapidly disappearing hair, there is another option that may be right for you.
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is part of your own blood, and because of that, it is very safe to use. In your blood are growth factors that actually promote hair growth and hair restoration. During PRP, your own blood is drawn and run through a special centrifuge that separates your PRP from your blood. It is then injected into your scalp to help promote hair growth.
Is PRP right for you?
While PRP is an extremely safe and effective option, it isn't right for everyone. It is mainly used to handle a specific type of hair loss – androgenetic alopecia. If you're not familiar with this term, you may know it by its more common name, male pattern baldness.
PRP works by strengthening the hair follicles that are still functioning. If you already have significant hair loss, you may want to choose another option or use this as a compliment to a more invasive treatment.
PRP should also be avoided by people with severe medical issues. If you have any infections, it's best to wait until they are completely healed before getting PRP treatment. Also, if you have a severe medical problem, PRP may not be right for you.
If you are an otherwise healthy person with the beginning stages of hair loss, and are looking for a minimally invasive option, PRP is a wonderful choice. It is also a great choice if you have moderate hair loss and have been actively treating it with other methods, or are looking for a treatment with minimal risks to try. Since PRP is from your own blood, there are almost no risks or rejections or allergy, so it is a wonderful first step for many.
PRP along side other treatment options
While PRP hair restoration can be used on its own in many situations, it is also frequently used as a compliment to other hair restoration treatment options. If you have already undergone hair replacement surgery or other therapies, you can still use PRP. PRP can strengthen hair follicles and give your hair growth the extra boost it needs for the thick, full head of hair you have been dreaming of.
If you are curious about PRP and whether it is right for you, schedule an appointment with the hair loss specialists at Hair Replacement Clinic in Dayton, Ohio to go over your options. We will review your health and treatment options, and help you decide whether PRP is a good option for you. We’re also available to answer your questions and concerns, and get you on the road to getting your beautiful head of hair back. For more information, contact us today!