PRP Hair Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is derived from the patients own whole blood.  The blood is collected from a vein the same way blood is collected for lab testing.  The blood is then processed in a special container to remove only the portion that contains the platelets. The platelets contain a powerful combination of natural growth factors that stimulate the renewal and growth of hair follicles.  PRP treatments cannot grow new hair follicles, they instead, improve the health of the hair follicles that you already have and cause the miniaturized hair follicles to grow thicker healthier individual strands of hair.  To make the PRP more effective we also combine it with A-Cell.   A-Cell is a kind of extracellular matrix derived from tissue.  It is thought that A-Cell provides a “scaffolding” that helps to prolong and enhance the natural growth factors to stimulate the follicular unit.


A Closer look at PRP

The key to the treatment are the platelets.  The platelets contain a multitude of growth factors and cytokines that work by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive into an active growth phase.


Is PRP Hair Regeneration Right For Me?

PRP Injection Therapy is highly recommended for any man or woman with hair loss or thinning hair, but who is not interested in or ready for surgical hair   replacement procedures.  This revolutionary new solution for hair loss, or for the delay and prevention of additional hair loss is ideal for individuals suffering from a variety of specific medical concerns relating to hair loss, including:

-Hypotrichosis: genetic condition causing abnormal hair patterns and/or no hair growth
-Male Pattern Hair Loss: PRP has shown to be especially effective in the early phases of balding, or when the patient has a significant amount of miniaturized hair
-Female Pattern Hair Loss: PRP can be a highly effective countermeasure for female pattern hair loss in both the early and advanced phases
-Alopecia Areata: hair loss in round patches
-Alopecia Totalis: total loss of all hair from the scalp
-Other hair loss conditions related to metabolic complications,  iron deficiency, and/or medication side effects


The PRP-Enhanced Hair Restoration Procedure at Nuderma Health and Med Spa. The typical PRP hair regeneration treatment involves the following steps:

-A small sample of your blood is drawn and processed in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet rich plasma (PRP) and activate the growth factors within the PRP.

-A local anesthetic is applied to the target area to numb that area of the scalp.

-The PRP is injected into the target area, focusing primarily on areas where the hair loss is most severe.  The injections are administered using a very fine gauge  needle in a matrix pattern across the scalp to maximize the regenerative power of the PRP.  After this step PRP is applied directly on the thinning scalp

-The recovery process after PRP therapy is usually very easy, and any discomfort can be mitigated with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen.

-Some patients may experience mild swelling of the forehead for a day or two after the treatment.  Patients should avoid intense physical activity until the swelling has completely disappeared.

-For many individuals, PRP offers amazing new hair growth and improvements in hair thickness and density as quickly as two months after the initial treatment, but optimal results will become visible in 4-8 months.

-Improvement will gradually continue for up to one year!  Although most patients achieve excellent long-term results with just one treatment, follow-up visits (typically every four months) are required to track your progress and to determine whether additional procedures are needed to facilitate optimal hair growth.


CAN I USE OTHER MEDICAL THERAPIES CONCURRENTLY?

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a nonsurgical approach for those patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. As a non-surgical treatment option, we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil and DHT blockers or for those patients who can not tolerate or have side effects with these medications.


CONCLUSION

In summary, PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth for those patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment.  Results will vary from patient to patients, and PRP  offers patients with miniaturization and hair thinning improvement in hair caliber and thickness.