PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we’ve been performing PRP treatment as a proactive solution for female and male patients experiencing baldness. Recent scientific research has provided the health community with new understandings of tissue healing. As a result of the scientific research, we realize PRP is a natural medical system performed in doctors’ offices for skin, scalp, and hair baldness. While research is being printed in the medical literature about the achievement of PRP, the laser hair recovery community is cautious about making promises for hair recovery utilizing ONLY PRP. Still PRP is effective in restoring hair growth. According to a recent analysis published in Dermatologic Surgery, doctors in Korea published information supporting the clinical use of PRP in treating baldness.

How does PRP work?

Human blood includes mesenchymal Stem cells, and autologous blood products which include specific and essential growth factors which help in regeneration and recovery of tissue. Published medical literature in Europe and in the United States supports the use of all PRP treatment in terms of safety and effectiveness. It’s been in the medical field for many years to aid in the healing of wounds and skin. The result of PRP used to treat wounds have generated positive results for patients. Within the area of baldness, signs support PRP treatment as a promising therapy choice to promote hair growth. While PRP is in the first phases of scientific study in the area of hair loss, PRP isn’t supposed to replace present FDA approved treatments like DHT blockers and Minoxidil. Nonetheless, it’s a promising nonsurgical therapeutic solution for those individuals with baldness.

The PRP Procedure

Blood is drawn at our office just as you would have regular blood testing in your primary care doctor’s office. The PRP is spun and then removed from the rest of the blood. It is then prepared by turning the blood into a higher concentration of blood cells. It’s a closed sterile procedure with the platelets containing 3X the normal blood values. After the patient’s scalp is numb, the PRP (platelet rich plasma) is inserted into the scalp. There is no medicine that is given to the individual during the procedure that impairs their ability to drive.

PRP includes many growth factors which accelerate the hair follicle’s development. A patient may choose to have PRP completed every three (3) to four (4) months because the data shows that routine PRP remedies have a high possibility of stimulating hair growth.

The science behind PRP

PRP Includes special cells known as Platelets, which can theoretically bring about expansion of the hair follicles by simply stimulating the stem cells and other tissues your hair follicle. These distinctive Platelet cells promote recovery, hasten the speed and level of tissue regeneration and healing, respond to harm, and help with the formation of new cell development. The primary intention of utilizing PRP in hair recovery would be to stimulate inactive or recently implanted hair follicles in an active development stage. Within the Platelets are numerous intracellular structures like glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules inside the PRP include growth and clotting factors which are eventually dispersed throughout the recovery and repair procedure.

Does PRP Actually Work

There are no promises of success as results vary from patient to patient. However, PRP preliminary research indicate patients may receive positive results from PRP treatment. Some surgeons employ PRP into your scalp every three (3) to four (4) months.

If you are looking for a solution for thinning hair and/or baldness, PRP is an emerging therapy that may be right for you. Even though some clinical trials are pending, the current medical research has found numerous positive outcomes for PRP in treating hair loss. Case studies are the basis of the evidence that PRP is a success.

Is PRP Treatment Right For Me?

PRP is safe and natural since the process takes a person’s cells out of their own blood and injects them directly into the region where they are needed. Because a person is using their own blood, there is no possibility of getting a blood disease from another person. PRP entails using your own cells which aren’t altered. Therefore, your blood won’t be rejected from the immune system. Extensive clinical trials aren’t complete and healthcare data has not yet released the outright effectiveness of PRP treatment in baldness. PRP shouldn’t be regarded as a “treatment” for baldness and no warranty can be made regarding its personal potency. PRP has shown promise in hair growth with many positive results. The FDA has not approved PRP as a sole means for hair regeneration.

In summary, PRP treatment offers the chance of hair growth for all those patients wanting a nonsurgical, hard-hitting approach to hair regeneration. Whether you are Looking for extra hair growth or are seeking to get a hair operation with the supplement of PRP, the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center can fulfill your needs. Individual results may vary which is why it is important you consult with Dr. Hardaway to discuss which options are best for you.