Thinning hair may begin at any age and can have a tremendous impact on your confidence. It’s no secret that millions of men and women struggle with this embarrassing issue, finding that over-the-counter treatments are simply not effective. Those who do have luck with run-of-the-mill hair restoration products find that they require frequent application, but offer mediocre results. Today, thanks to recent advancements in aesthetic regenerative medicine, we now have the ability to stop hair loss in its tracks, and even reverse it. How?
Enter, platelet-rich plasma.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma, commonly referred to as PRP, is a natural substance derived from whole blood. Plasma, the main component of blood, is liquid; the remainder of whole blood consists of solid components—red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. PRP is a highly concentrated mixture of plasma and platelets, achieved through a process called centrifugation. Highly concentrated PRP may contain anywhere from five to 10 times the number of platelets found in whole blood.
How Do Platelets Stimulate Hair Restoration?
Platelets, the tiny disc-shaped components of human blood, are responsible for wound healing and clotting. When you fall and scrape your knee, platelets immediately rush toward the injury and begin working to repair the damage. Because they contain active growth factors, platelets are powerful stimulators of new tissue growth. It is these growth factors that are responsible for stimulating new growth in lackluster hair follicles. Unlike over-the-counter treatments, PRP injections target the root cause of hair loss, and therefore, provide long-term results.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
PRP hair restoration begins with a consultation to determine your candidacy for treatment. Depending on your pattern of hair thinning, your specialist will develop a customized protocol to address the root cause of your hair loss. After we’ve developed your customized injection protocol, it’s time to get started. The procedure generally involves the following steps:
1. First, we perform a standard blood draw to collect enough whole blood for the centrifugation process.
2. Next, we place the blood sample into the centrifuge to separate and isolate the various blood components. After separation, we isolate the PRP for re-injection into the scalp.
3. Using tiny needles, we meticulously inject PRP throughout each area of thinning hair. Generally, patients do not require any type of anesthetic as the process is only mildly uncomfortable.
4. For the most dramatic results, we recommend repeated treatments. Your specialist will work with you to develop a protocol that fits your unique situation and goals.
Some patients may experience mild discomfort or slight bruising following the procedure. We recommend avoiding any type of anti-inflammatory medication as these substances can interfere with PRP’s mechanism of action. Most patients begin to see results within two months following their injections, with continued progress up to a year after treatment.
PRP Hair Restoration From Arijai Aesthetics
If you struggle with hair loss and have yet to find a solution, PRP hair restoration from Arijai Aesthetics may be for you. Our caring and experienced professionals are here to help you discover the full, vibrant hair you’ve always wanted. Upload your images to get started with your free virtual consult, or contact our team at 952.435.0605. We’d be happy to answer any questions and get you started down the path toward your best you!