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Could PRP Be the Solution to Your Hair Loss?

When you were young, you probably took your thick head of hair for granted. Now, though, as your hair is thinning or you have bald patches, you probably would do anything to get it back.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a nonsurgical way to restore your hair so you can regain a more youthful appearance. At Nexclin Medicine, with three locations in Georgia, we provide PRP treatment for hair loss to help patients boost their confidence.

Hair loss is common

40% of men experience some hair loss by the time they reach 35. By the age of 55, 85% of men experience considerable thinning of their hair and/or bald patches. But men aren’t the only ones who experience hair loss. Many women do too, but it generally presents as an overall thinning, and it starts in their forties or fifties.

Luckily, there’s something you can do about hair loss. PRP treatment has been around for years as a solution to help musculoskeletal disorders. Now, it’s also used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the signs of aging, such as in hair restoration and the popular Vampire Facial.

What it involves

PRP uses your own blood to encourage natural hair growth in the areas where you’ve experienced thinning. Dr. Naima Cheema first draws your blood from your arm. 

Next, she spins your blood in a centrifuge for approximately 10 minutes to separate out the platelets.

The centrifuge separates your blood into three different parts:

  1. Platelet-rich plasma
  2. Platelet-deficient plasma
  3. Red blood cells

Dr. Cheema then draws the platelet-rich plasma into a syringe and injects it into the parts of your scalp that have experienced hair loss. Most patients tolerate the procedure well and describe it as relatively painless.

The importance of growth factors

The treatment only uses platelet-rich plasma because it contains a much higher amount of growth factors than regular blood. 

Growth factors are an integral part of what makes PRP so effective. When PRP is used to treat injuries, the growth factors help rebuild tissues and heal wounds. As for hair restoration, the growth factors are injected down into the scalp, reaching the bottom of your hair follicles. This stimulates the dermal papilla cells, which are responsible for hair regrowth.

Benefits of PRP 

If you’re interested in PRP therapy, you might be wondering what benefits it can provide. While restoring your hair is definitely one, it’s not the only one. Here are some other benefits of this cutting-edge treatment.

No downtime

One of the best parts about PRP is that it requires no downtime. Immediately following your procedure, you can return to work or your daily activities without anyone knowing you had work done. You can even shower and wash your hair like normal, but be sure to check with Dr. Cheema before undergoing any chemical treatments — like dying your hair.

No adverse reactions

PRP is a very safe treatment. Since the treatment only involves your blood, you won’t have an adverse reaction, and your body won’t reject the treatment. That means it’s a great option for virtually anyone as long as you’re in good health.

Quick results

Immediately after your treatment, your body starts regrowing your hair. Most patients see results in 2-3 months, which works faster than other treatments. Rogaine, for example, takes over four months. In fact, in a clinical study, PRP therapy was found to be more effective in restoring hair growth than Rogaine. 

How many treatments do I need?

Although you’ll notice an improvement after your first session, most people need a series of three treatments to get the results they want. We usually suggest getting the three treatments within the first 4-6 weeks for the best results. To sustain your results, we suggest coming in for a maintenance treatment twice a year.

Are you ready to undergo treatment for hair loss that actually works? Call 770-558-2873 to schedule your PRP consultation, or book online.

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