PRP Therapy For Hair Loss in San Diego
Thicker, Healthier and Stronger Hair
Stimulating the stems cells to grow hair cells
PRP Therapy For Hair Loss in San Diego
Every year, millions of men and women are struggling with hair loss. The cause of hair loss could be related to stress, hormonal imbalance, genetics, and disease. Whatever the reason, everyone is looking for a remedy for their hair loss problem.
Hair loss could be absolutely devastating for women. A woman’s hair is her crown; it defines her entire feel, looks, and style. Any woman who is suffering from thinning hair knows, hair loss is a huge problem that may cause embarrassment and low self-esteem.
For men, hair loss is the inevitable effects of aging that the vast majority of men cannot escape from. Some men might not get affected as early as others, nonetheless it is a reality that nearly every man will probably face as the years go by. PRP hair restoration therapy can be a natural option to help relieve this problem.
(Platelet Rich Plasma) PRP Therapy For Hair Loss is a three-step treatment in which blood is drawn from a patient’s, processed to extract the PRP, and injected into the patient’s scalp.
The injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), rich in growth factors, stimulates the stems cells in the scalp which triggers hair cells to grow and keep maintaining it by increasing blood circulation to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Occasionally this process is combined with other hair loss medications.
PRP treatment has been used since the 1980s among athletes for healing ligaments, tendons, and muscles injuries, and the same breakthrough technology is now being successfully used to address aesthetic needs such as hair loss.
According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information(NCBI), PRP is an effective hair loss treatment solution:
“A significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units. Therefore, average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2. After the fourth session, the pull test was negative in 9 patients.” Source
What is the process?
PRP Therapy For Hair Loss consists of a three-step process.
Step 1: We draw blood from your arm and place it into a special centrifuge.
Step 2: After about 10 to 15 minutes in the centrifuge, Your blood’s Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is separated from the blood cells
Step 3: The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is transferred into a syringe and then gets injected with a tiny into of the scalp that requires increased hair growth
First, a blood sample is drawn and is processed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). After that, A local anesthetic is administered to numb the scalp treatment region. The PRP is then applied with a series of injections over the entire scalp or in a specific treatment area like the eyebrows or beard. Finally, a microneedle technique is used on the whole treatment area for additional PRP penetration into the scalp.
How long does the procedure take to perform?
This PRP regenerative hair therapy takes around 90 minutes to complete.
How long do the results last?
PRP Therapy For Hair Loss requires three initial treatments 4 to 6 weeks apart followed by one treatment every 4 to 6 months for maintenance.
How long is the downtime?
There is no downtime; the patient can immediately resume normal activities.
What Types of Conditions Respond to PRP Therapy For Hair Loss?
The PRP Therapy For Hair Loss is a tool in the treatment of hair loss for a for several causes, including:
- Male pattern baldness, especially in the early stages of balding.
- Female pattern baldness at all stages of balding.
- sparse hair on the scalp (hypotrichosis)
- Patchy hair loss (Alopecia Areata)
- complete loss of hair on the scalp (Alopecia Totalis)
- Metabolic causes such as medication-induced hair loss and iron deficiency.
What are the risks and discomforts of PRP Therapy For Hair Loss?
The recovery from the PRP Therapy For Hair Loss is normally uneventful. Any discomfort is managed generally with non-narcotic painkiller such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Occasionally, some mild swelling of the forehead is seen. You should stay away from vigorous activity until the swelling is fully gone. You can wash your hair normally immediately after the therapy.
Local anesthesia used in this procedure makes this PRP Therapy For Hair Loss almost painless. As for risks, to date, there has never been any serious side effect. Since PRP extracted from your own blood is injected into your scalp, you are not at risk of communicable disease. However, any therapy, which involves injections, you may experience some transient inflammation and/or bruising.
Is this procedure right for you?
If you are looking for thicker and healthier hair contact us today for a complimentary consultation to see if PRP Therapy For Hair Loss is right for you.
PRP Therapy For Hair Loss
by Dr. Kat Khorrami MD