For many people, their hair is a point of pride. It can be central to both your personal style and self-confidence. That’s why it’s so important to take good care of it and ensure the long-term health of your hair. One option to protect your long-term hair health is PRP or platelet-rich plasma. Here’s what you need to know.
What is PRP?
PRP is an incredibly simple and minimally invasive procedure that involves drawing blood from the patient, then allowing the blood to separate into its 3 basic layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells. This plasma is then reinjected into the problem areas and promotes the revival of miniaturized hair follicles, promoting hair restoration and thickening.
What does PRP support?
Typically, PRP is used as a treatment for hair loss that has been caused by androgenetic alopecia. While it’s still a relatively new procedure there have been a lot of promising signs that it’s an effective tool for hair restoration. As well as hair, PRP has a long track record of supporting the healing process of injuries and post-surgical repair.
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Is PRP right for me?
If you’ve started to notice a thinning in your hair or a lack of its typical radiance, then you may be suffering from the effects of age-related hair loss. If so, then it may well be worth talking to your doctor.
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Benefits of PRP
PRP has become an increasingly popular option for hair treatment in comparison to some of the other options and for good reason. PRP is incredibly safe and easy with only simple injections required. And in comparison to other surgical options, PRP boasts a quick recovery and much more natural-looking results.
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What is the process of PRP treatment?
The process is incredibly simple and will be complete after a course of typically 3-6 appointments. Blood will be taken similarly to a regular blood test and then put in a centrifugal machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood which should take around 10 minutes. This plasma is then injected at strategic locations on the top of the head and should take no more than 30 minutes. You will typically have 3 of these appointments to start and they are spaced out around 2-4 weeks each. From there, progress will be monitored and additional appointments will be made if needed.
You should expect to see signs of improvement after 3 months and full effect will take up to 12 months.
Long Term Outlook
In order to see results over a longer time frame, you will need to have a touch-up appointment at least once a year after your initial set of appointments is over. Other than that, you can expect the results to last.
If you’re concerned about the long-term health of your hair and are worried about age-related hair loss, then PRP may be a great option for you. It’s safe, simple, and provides an incredibly natural-looking result that you’ll be sure to love. Book your free consultation with Glow Aesthetic Center located in Encino, CA to see if a PRP treatment is right for you!