Most people will find themselves regularly shedding hair each day. They might be found on the floor, tangled in a hairbrush, or sticking to your clothes. Although regular hair loss is a part of the normal hair renewal cycle, sometimes these loose strands start looking more like clumps. Reasons for excessive hair loss can include illness, stress, age, medicinal side effects, hormonal imbalance or excessive physical manipulation (e.g. purposeful pulling of hair, extensions that are too tight or damaging).
One effective treatment for hair loss is the injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelets can help trigger growth factors which in turn help with cell renewal and repair. PRP can stimulate hair follicles to produce healthy, thicker and more abundant hair. These injections involve drawing out your own blood, refining it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting those platelets into the areas of hair loss. Below are 9 benefits of PRP treatment for hair rejuvenation.
1. Easy Maintenance
You should notice a significant difference in your hair volume and quantity from just a few injections to your scalp. No complicated hair care after treatment is necessary, and no need for frequent visits to your doctor once you have completed your first rounds of treatment. For best results, all you need to do is have a touch-up treatment once every 6-12 months.
2. Results Lasts for Three Years
The results of a PRP treatment can last up to three years. However, for best results, you should have touch-up treatments every 6-12 months.
3. High Success Rate
PRP treatment has been found to be successful in the majority of patients who undergo this treatment. They have noticed denser hair growth, and hairs that are stronger and more resistant to being pulled out.
4. Combination Therapy Yields Even Better Results
The best way to conquer a problem is to attack it from all sides. For even better results, PRP can be used in conjunction with medicinal treatments for hair loss. Minoxidil and Finasteride can be prescribed by your doctor to increase blood flow to the scalp, widen the hair follicles, and improve your hormone levels to prevent hair loss. Using these drugs in addition to PRP boosts your chances of success and greatly enhances your results.
5. No Down Time
PRP treatment is very minimally invasive. It is like getting routine blood work done, followed by tiny injections to your scalp. Because of this, there is no down time and you can resume regular daily activities right away. However, heavy lifting and extreme exercises may need to wait a few days.
6. Procedure is Customized for your Needs
Whether you need a small area of rejuvenation, or a little helping hand with hair in areas other than your scalp, Dr. Colin Hong can use PRP to treat the areas that are of concern to you. Dr. Hong will work with you to address your concerns and customize a treatment plan to suit your needs.
7. 30-Minute Procedure
Once your initial consultation with Dr. Colin Hong has determined that PRP is the best solution for your hair loss problem, a quick 30 minute procedure is all it takes! A few vials of blood will be drawn from a vein in your arm, and then that blood will be processed in order to obtain the platelets that are needed. This is then re-injected into the areas of hair loss. The whole procedure takes only 30-45 minutes, and is ideal for those with busy schedules.
8. No Foreign Substances
Because PRP treatments use your own blood plasma to boost hair growth, you don’t have to worry about any drugs or foreign substances entering your body. There is much less risk of allergy or complications from the treatment since you are not introducing something that your body doesn’t already recognize.
9. Hair Growth You Can See
After the first few rounds of PRP treatment are initiated, you only need a touch up once every six months or so. By the third month, the majority of PRP patients should have noticeable hair growth, though its outcomes and schedules differ from person to person.
Everyone across all genders share the same sentiment when it comes to hair loss or hair thinning. Many hair loss treatments are available on the market with different levels of invasiveness and success. If you are currently bothered with your hair loss, there are plenty of treatment options available to you such as hair transplant and PRP therapy. For more information about your hair loss and for the consultation of your treatment plan, reach out to Dr. Colin Hong who is an expert in this field at (416) 222-6986.