Thinning hair is one of the most aggravating cosmetic issues to deal with, and it is difficult for many people to determine which treatments actually work. Traditional plug implants and hair transfers have helped some patients, but they have a few drawbacks that a lot of people would like to avoid. PRP therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that restores your hair by triggering your body’s healing process. This procedure rarely produces any unwanted side effects, and the full results should become apparent within just months of your treatment.
What is PRP Therapy?
Many patients are surprised to hear that PRP therapy was originally used to treat chronic injuries such as arthritis. Patients who couldn’t recover from those injuries were often given PRP injections to stimulate the healing process. In addition to treating aching joints, it was also a popular post-op treatment. Following an invasive operation, PRP can be injected directly into the treatment site to minimize the appearance of the surgery scar and prevent infections.
After doing an incredible amount of research on PRP, doctors started to realize that this substance might have cosmetic uses as well. When PRP is injected into the scalp, it stimulates the production of new hair follicles while restoring old follicles that have become damaged over the years. This treatment isn’t instantaneous, but the results can be staggering. Many patients see dramatic changes to the thickness of their hair after a series of appointments.
Creating Platelet-Rich Plasma
One of the reasons why PRP therapy has become so popular over the last few years is because this treatment requires no foreign chemicals. We make a concentrated dose of platelet-rich plasma from a sample of the patient’s own blood. Leading up to your treatment, you won’t have to follow any strict pre-op guidelines other than avoiding any substances that might thin your blood. Once you are at our office, we can put a sample of your blood in a medical device known as a centrifuge. That machine spins your blood at high speeds to separate all of the different molecules. After we have a dose of platelet-rich plasma, we can carry out the injections on one or more areas of the scalp.
Benefits of PRP
Many traditional hair regrowth procedures are somewhat invasive, and there is no guarantee that you will see any changes to the thickness of your hair. PRP therapy is unique because the procedure is entirely non-surgical. We won’t need to make any incisions in your scalp or transplant hair follicles from other areas of the body. This operation stimulates your body’s healing process so that your hair grows back naturally.
Thickening your hair doesn’t need to be an invasive or complicated process. With PRP therapy at Elite Vein & Hair Restoration, you could have a full head of hair in just months. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Canton or Dearborn!