A lot of people dread hair loss. Unfortunately, for most, it is genetic and occurs as you age. Hair loss can be a problem for both men and women, though men do tend to suffer from it more often. If you are worried about losing your hair or if you miss having a full head of hair, you do not have to accept hair loss as a fact. There may be options for you to have your hair back. One of these options is platelet-rich plasma treatment or PRP.
What Is PRP?
When you receive PRP treatment, your doctor will draw blood from your arm. Then, they put the blood into the centrifuge that will separate your red blood cells from plasma. Then, the doctor will take the plasma and inject it into the scalp. This is supposed to help stimulate hair growth. In the beginning, you will receive injections across the scalp at approximately every half an inch where your hair is thinning. Generally, you will be done with your procedure in less than half an hour and you will have minimal downtime. Most people do not feel anything more than a little discomfort during the procedure.
Who Can Use PRP?
If you have hair loss, then you may want to consider PRP treatments. Nearly anyone can be a good candidate. Now, those who have most recently begun to lose their hair may have more success with the treatments. For those who have hair thinning along the top of the head or women who have a widening part, the treatments may be more effective.
For those who are consistent with the treatments, there is more of a chance of success. Typically, you will receive the treatments once a month and for three to four months. Then, you may have continuing treatments every three months or every six months after the fact. It all depends on your results and how you respond to the treatment. You will typically begin to see results within a couple of months.
Are you suffering from hair loss but don’t know what type of treatments may work for you? Some people believe that if you lose your hair, you just have to accept the loss and that there is little that you can do. This is not necessarily the case. There are options, all you have to do is set up a consultation with a hair transplant surgeon, such as Dr. Robin Unger, to find out what you can do.