A full set of hair creates confidence.
We may have the support from loved ones, friends, and coworkers but deep down we aren’t happy about our looks. Losing hair with age, injury, or through genetics can take a toll on our self-image.
There are many treatments for hair loss including topical creams, transplantation, wigs, and the like, but these may be intimidating for some and come at a very high maintenance, high price.
A new alternative is on the horizon: PRP hair treatment.
This natural way of restoring hair loss is becoming a highly-praised and recommended procedure by cosmetic surgeons, sports doctors, and other professionals offering hair treatment services.
Here’s what you need to know…
The PRP hair treatment is simple.
Blood is drawn by syringe and under the process of a certified PRP doctor. This blood may be taken from different areas of the body depending which will be determined by the physician.
Blood is then processed in a lab to separate the plasma, blood cells, and platelets. The blood is then reprocessed to remove the white and red blood cells leaving a combination of the platelets and a part of the plasma.
A local anesthetic may be applied to the area then proceeded by injections into the tissue. The PRP may be guided with the use of ultrasound for best placement within the treated area.
The rich mix of platelets and plasma improves the body’s natural recovery process which has seen much promise with hair restoration.
The cost associated with PRP hair treatment will be dependent on the location but typical sessions are around $400. A follow-up and potential third treatment may be needed which sets the final cost close $1,200.
Insurance currently does not cover these treatments, either.
The recovery and results from this treatment can be dependent based on the individual and their health. Blood taken from the individual will exhibit variable levels of plasma which can be modified and improved within the lab to deliver better, faster results.
PRP is a pain-free process. The sessions will depend on the area treated but can be expected to take less than 90 minutes per session. There are no downtimes after treatment and very low risks since the blood is sourced from your person.
Results can begin to show promise within a few months provided you continue with extra treatments and checkups.
PRP hair treatment is best suited for those that are currently undergoing hair loss as it’s not a process that can be used for those already completely bald.
It’s best to talk to a professional when considering the various uses of topical, oral, and surgical procedures for hair restoration. Professionals will offer expert guidance about the effectiveness, risks, and benefits of the procedures.
PRP is not been currently reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration yet it’s shown promise for many cosmetic surgeons and doctors as an effective tool for hair restoration.
A PRP hair treatment provides an interesting alternative to hair restoration and should be considered if previous attempts have been less fruitful.
Did you or someone you know go through the PRP hair treatment process? What were the results? Share your experiences with a comment below.