If your hair is thinning or beginning to fall out, you likely wonder if there is anything you can do to stop it from happening or to correct the issue. Hair loss happens for a number of reasons and can be a natural, or even expected, occurrence. That doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Our hair is a part of our identity, and losing it can lead to a loss of self-esteem.
Fortunately, there are treatments today that can help you to both address and correct this issue. One you may not have heard about is PRP, which stands for platelet rich plasma. We encourage you to learn more about PRP for hair loss and whether it may be an option for you to consider.
About Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is a non-invasive, therapeutic approach to addressing hair loss through growth stimulation. It is an all-natural treatment that is performed in our office and is based on the science behind wound healing. It uses the nutrient-rich stem cells and autologous products found in blood to promote hair growth. PRP has been used for a long time in medical fields, such as sports medicine, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery and oral surgery. The use of PRP for hair loss is more recent.
How It Works
You will receive a blood draw, just as you've likely experienced with routine tests. It is then placed into a centrifuge, a device that spins it rapidly in order to isolate the PRP from the remaining blood. Next, the nutrient-filled PRP is applied to the scalp area. You'll be able to head home after the procedure. There is no recovery time involved.
The growth factors within platelet rich plasma stimulate hair growth gradually over time. It is recommended to receive PRP treatments at least twice per year in order to maintain results, though some patients may choose to do so three to four times over the course of a year. Our doctor will advise you on your best plan of treatment for PRP for hair loss.
Are You a Candidate?
If you are currently experiencing hair loss, it's likely that you're a candidate for this procedure. PRP stimulates hair growth in order to enhance and maintain the hair you have remaining. There is no need to worry about side effects or allergies with this method, as the components used come from your own body.
So if you're looking for a safe and non-invasive method to address your balding scalp, consider PRP for hair loss at Glow Medispa in Seattle. It's a convenient option for promoting hair growth and restoring your self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.