You may have heard about the newly popular vampire facial. If you haven’t, it’s a skin treatment that creates a youthful, glowing complexion by utilizing your own blood. What’s even more surprising is that there is a treatment for hair loss that works in much the same way. It’s known as the platelet-rich plasma treatment, or PRP.
How Can PRP Help My Hair Grow?
Platelet-rich plasma can work to prevent hair loss if you know how to take advantage of its effects. Our blood is made up of two main ingredients: plasma and red blood cells. Within plasma, there are two more components: platelets and white blood cells. White blood cells are dense with growth factors.
Growth factors act as a stimulant within our body. They signal that our body should regrow and repair itself. Because of this, there are treatments that manipulate our plasma in order to treat diseases such as arthritis. The very same plasma can also be used to stimulate growth within our hair follicles, which causes new hair growth.
How Does the Procedure Work?
PRP begins with a standard blood draw from your arm. From there, the drawn blood is placed into a centrifuge that separates the red blood cells from plasma. The plasma is then injected straight into your scalp, stimulating hair follicles directly. Small injections are made along the entirety of the scalp or along every half inch of thinning hair. This procedure usually takes no more than thirty minutes in total.
Will PRP Work For Me?
PRP delivers the best results for people experiencing early onset hair loss. Those who are genetically disposed to hair loss typically respond better than those who are experiencing hair loss due to age.
How Long Does it Take to Work?
As with most hair treatments, consistency is crucial to delivering the best results. For the first four months, treatments will usually occur once a month. Treatment may continue once every two months in the six months following that. Treatment may be shorter or longer depending on hair growth. Results are typically seen around two months.
Are There Other Options?
If you are not a candidate for PRP, or if you are interested in a more simple and permanent treatment for hair loss, scalp micropigmentation may be an option for you. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!