PRP: Your Natural Solution to Hair Loss

When it comes to hair loss, nature doesn’t discriminate. If you’re a woman, you have less than a 50% chance of reaching your 65th birthday with a full head of hair, and as a man, chances are you won’t even make it past 50 without noticeable hair loss. While that’s not the best news, the fact that there’s a natural solution to hair loss is.

At Nexclin Medicine in Roswell, Georgia, Dr. Naima Cheema and the aesthetics and family medicine experts offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a natural way to combat hair loss. PRP successfully treats hair loss by tapping into the healing power within your body. Instead of fighting hair loss with unnatural chemicals, medications, or surgery, PRP harnesses the power of your body’s own platelets to encourage new, healthy hair growth.

If you’re concerned about thinning hair, take a few minutes to learn how platelet-rich plasma therapy could be your ideal natural solution to hair loss.

The science behind protein-rich platelets

In order to understand how PRP works, let’s take a look at the science behind the technique. First, your blood contains four major components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Plasma is the liquid that transports the other components.

The platelets’ primary role in your blood is to assist with clotting. But your platelets are also full of proteins, or growth factors, and they play a significant role in regeneration and healing, such as when you cut your finger or strain a muscle.

Orthopedic Physicians  were among the first to discover the healing power of PRP

The orthopedic branch of medicine was among the first to tap into the potential of platelets to help people with injuries heal faster. Orthopedic doctors realized they could extract the platelets from their patients’ blood samples using a centrifuge.

By isolating these platelets that contained growth factors, then mixing them back in with the plasma, they created a platelet concentrate that was 5-10 times richer than normal. When the doctors injected the PRP into a patient’s injured ankle, knee, or elbow, it noticeably sped up the healing process.

As a result of its success in the orthopedic world, medical experts in nearly every field began experimenting with PRP and its infinite potential. PRP has been particularly successful in promoting new, healthy hair growth and boosting the activity within existing hair follicles.

This is good news for you if you’re a man or a woman who’s losing your hair as you get older.

How PRP can help you grow new hair

Here at Nexclin Medicine, Dr. Cheema has helped many of our patients regrow hair through minimally invasive PRP treatments, and she can do the same for you. She customizes a treatment plan based on your hair loss, individual needs, and desired outcome. Most people need at least 3-4 PRP treatments spaced about a month apart for optimal results.

During each treatment, we collect a blood sample, much as we would for any type of routine blood draw. However, with PRP for hair loss treatments, your blood goes into a centrifuge to create the concentrate we need to promote hair growth. Once processed, Dr. Cheema injects the PRP solution directly into your scalp where you’d like to grow new thicker hair.

Between treatments, the protein-rich platelets go to work, and based on the results that follow, we can see where we need to fill in during your next visit. Results are gradual as your new hair begins to grow in, making PRP a discrete process, as well.

Typically, after two or three months, you’ll begin to notice a more dramatic difference in your once thinning hair. In order to maintain and encourage this new hair growth, we also recommend that you come back every six months for a quick PRP boost.

If you’d like to explore PRP therapy further, feel free to call us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you find your natural solution to hair loss at any age.

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