Your blood is more powerful than you may think. Men and women interested in hair restoration have a new option for regrowing thinning hair, using the unique capabilities of platelet rich plasma. This advanced therapy uses your own platelet rich plasma to stimulate new hair growth in areas of concern.
Scientific research concerning PRP’s role in healing and tissue growth have shown an incredible potential for a wide range of applications. Professional athletes and medical specialists alike have found the remarkable power of platelet rich plasma. These generative injections are available for skin rejuvenation, promotion of sexual health and hair restoration at Hinsdale Vein and Laser.
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Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration Treatment Steps
- PRP therapy takes place entirely in our office. A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn, and this is spun in a centrifuge. This spinning process separates the components of your blood to concentrate the platelet rich plasma. This component is isolated from red and white blood cells, and harvested to use in your treatment.
- The enriched plasma contains important growth factors that have a targeted impact on the treatment area. The PRP is injected into specific areas of the scalp that will benefit from renewed cell growth. The hair follicles in the area are stimulated, and begin growing new hair.
- The treatment area is gently numbed prior to treatment to help ensure patient comfort. Patients are able to drive immediately after treatment and there is minimal downtime.
- Most hair restoration patients require a series of PRP treatments over several months for ideal results. Dr. Alkadri will evaluate your needs at your initial consultation and discuss the appropriate treatment schedule.
Before and After PRP for Hair Loss
What are the common causes of hair loss?
Hair thinning and hair loss is an incredible common concern, for both men and women. The causes of thinning hair are numerous, and can be hereditary, age-related, caused by medications, a side effect of an illness, or caused by excessive hair dying or styling. Over time, the hair follicles naturally weaken and thin, leaving the scalp exposed.
Male pattern baldness is probably the most well known form of hair loss. This is most often caused by a family history of hair loss or baldness and is related to the production of androgens, which regulate hair growth. The hair’s growth cycles weaken, leading to follicles shrinking and shorter, finer hairs being produced. The growth cycle can eventually end, with no new hair growing.
Who is a PRP Hair Restoration Candidate?
PRP therapy is appropriate for both men and women. Individuals who are frustrated by hair loss but still have functioning follicles can see excellent results with PRP treatments. This means that the follicles have not ended their growth cycles but are weakened and producing thinner, fewer hairs. Those with severe hair loss or without follicles are not good candidates.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Alkadri to learn more about whether treatment might be right for you.
What are the PRP therapy risks and side effects?
Because the platelet rich plasma is derived from your own blood, the risk of any kind of reaction is extremely low. The procedure is completed by Dr. Alkadri in a controlled environment so that no contaminants are introduced to the PRP. The most frequent side effect experienced by patients is minor redness, tenderness and/or scalp irritation and itchiness.
There is no downtime necessary following the procedure.
What results can I expect from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
At Hinsdale Vein and Laser, our patients can expect to see new hair growth within three to four weeks, with full results showing around six months. Multiple repeated treatments are needed to deliver ideal results as this accounts for ongoing hair growth cycles.
Schedule a consultation with Hinsdale Vein and Laser to learn if you are a candidate, and what treatment might look like for you. Take this opportunity to regain hair – and confidence.