You may have heard about the newly popular vampire facial. If you haven’t, it’s a skin treatment that utilizes your blood to create a youthful, glowing complexion. A similar therapy also effectively addresses hair loss, which is surprising. It’s known as the platelet-rich plasma treatment or PRP.
How Can PRP Help My Hair Grow?
If you leverage its effects correctly, platelet-rich plasma can prevent hair loss. Two main ingredients make up our blood: plasma and red blood cells. White blood cells contain numerous growth factors.
Growth factors stimulate our body to repair and regrow. Thus, treatments that manipulate plasma can treat diseases like arthritis. This same plasma can stimulate our hair follicles and cause new hair to grow.
How Does the Procedure Work?
PRP begins with a standard blood draw from your arm. Then, the centrifuge separates the drawn blood into red blood cells and plasma. The plasma is injected straight into your scalp, directly stimulating hair follicles. The treatment involves small injections throughout the scalp or in areas with thinning hair. This procedure usually takes up to thirty minutes in total.
Will PRP Work For Me?
PRP works best for those with early-onset hair loss. If you have genetic hair loss, you’ll likely respond better than someone with age-related hair loss.
How Long Does it Take to Work?
Consistency is crucial in most hair treatments for best results. For the first four months, treatments will usually occur once a month. The length of the treatment varies with individual hair growth. Clients can see results in 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!