Hair loss is a common issue among men and women. It can be extremely frustrating to see your hair fall or thin each day. It is only natural that you will want to have an answer for your hair loss.
There are numerous ways to tackle hair loss, such as:
- Using products like the Root 66 Serum by VIVI Naturals that promote stronger, thicker hair growth
- Improving diet by taking nutrition-rich food
- Taking hair loss treatments like the PRP Hair Loss Treatment
If you’re wondering what PRP Treatment is and how it helps with hair loss, Naz Karimian, Registered Nurse, from Tala Med Spa is here to answer all your questions. Let’s go over this latest treatment helping numerous patients with their hair loss complaints.
What is PRP, Exactly?
First things first, PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma. But before you try to understand how PRP treatment works, it is important to learn about the role of platelets in the healing process.
Platelets are one component of the blood and others like red and white blood cells. The platelets are the first to respond to wounds that the body sustains. They help stop bleeding and initiate healing.
Doctors use concentrated platelets (PRP) in injections to treat injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP contains proteins and growth factors that promote speedy tissue repair. So, PRP can also help in promoting hair regrowth.
What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
PRP injections can effectively reverse androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) and accelerate hair growth, whatever the cause of your hair loss. PRP treatment for hair loss can heal hair follicles and promote new, healthier hair to grow.
We extract your blood through the arm, in most cases, to extract the platelets. We do so through a centrifuge-like mechanism that separates platelets from your blood. It spins down into three layers, which are: red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma, and platelet-rich plasma.
We only use the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with an added concentration of specific healing-promoting proteins and toss the remaining parts aside. Lastly, this PRP gets injected into your scalp with a regular syringe. We also use a local anesthetic before injecting the plasma into your scalp.
Is PRP a Permanent Solution for Hair Loss?
You will need to take a few visits to our spa before seeing any initial results. Even after results appear, you will need to get touch-ups to maintain new hair regrowth. We suggest that you get maintenance injections every three to six months to keep your hair loss symptoms under control.
However, the answer to your question is a big no. PRP is, in no way, a cure for conditions that might be causing hair loss for a person. Since it does not treat related medical conditions, you will continue to experience hair loss as a symptom of your health condition.
PRP injections are only a temporary solution that helps promote hair regrowth to cover your hair loss. Regardless, it helps greatly, especially if you combine the therapy with other hair loss solutions, such as using the CB-Detox Serum by VIVI Naturals, which helps prevent hair loss caused by scalp issues.
Who is the Right Candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?
As we already mentioned, PRP treatment is not a treatment for health conditions that cause hair loss. But, it can most definitely help many people. PRP hair therapy works well for both men and women with thinning and falling hair between 18 to 72 years. But, it cannot help completely bald people.
We hope that Tala Med Spa may have cleared any confusion you may have previously had regarding PRP hair loss treatment. Don’t forget that preventative care is also extremely important, using scalp treatment and hair growth products that promote stronger, thicker hair growth that prevent hair loss and maintain ultimate scalp health before it is too late.