What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is nothing new – this is a process that has now been around for quite some time, since the 1980s. While it has been used to treat a variety of conditions such as injured tendons, ligaments and muscles, it has also been tried as a strategy for hair regeneration in individuals facing hair loss.
PRP is a therapy that works over a longer period of time (months), with maintenance treatments required every few months thereafter. First, blood is drawn and put into a centrifuge that separates the blood by density. The platelet-rich plasma is then extracted and injected into your scalp in areas that are thinning. This process is then repeated indefinitely every few months as long as necessary.
Unfortunately for proponents of PRP, there is not outright scientific proof that it is effective, or for whom and under what circumstances it is the most effective. Additionally, it carries some risks, such as injury to blood vessels, infections, and scar tissue, especially for those more prone to scarring. With this being said, PRP therapy is not for everyone. Luckily, there are solutions that are more certain to work and have immediate results.
A cosmetic procedure known as scalp micropigmentation can be a great fit for individuals who are looking for a lasting hair loss solution. Scalp micropigmentation works over the course of a 2-3 treatments, usually spaced only one week apart, enabling a much shorter initial treatment time than PRP therapy. This process works by injecting small amounts of pigment into the scalp, enabling those with thinning hair to maintain the appearance of a fuller head of hair, and for those who are bald to maintain an always freshly-shaven look.
Working with the scalp micropigmentation experts of Hairline Ink, we will work with you to develop a solution that works best for you. To begin your journey towards a fuller looking head of hair today, contact the scalp micropigmentation experts of Hairline Ink at (585) 250-0835 or by starting a free chat with a representative here on our website.