People often have trouble losing their hair. It affects about 50 million men and 30 million women. If you’re in this club (but don’t want to be), you’ve probably looked into different ways to make your hair grow faster.
PRP therapy is a method that you might have heard of. If you want to know if it will work for you, the team at Bergen County Hair Loss can help you find out.
One of our specialties is hair restoration. Here’s what you need to know about platelet-rich plasma therapy to figure out if you’re a good candidate.
How does PRP therapy work?
We are committed at Bergen County Hair Loss to using natural treatments to make hair grow. The goal is to wake up dormant hair follicles so that your hair gets thicker and fuller without having to go through surgery.
PRP therapy is one of the most valuable things we do. Doctors have used this treatment for years to help injured joints heal after surgery, but it has only recently been used to treat hair loss.
Your doctor or nurse will take some blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to separate red blood cells from platelet-rich plasma. The plasma is then injected into the area of your scalp where you’ve lost hair. Plasma helps fix blood vessels, makes cells grow, and increases the production of collagen. When you put it on your scalp, it makes your hair grow by making a growing phase last longer.
Usually, it takes about three months for a patient to see results. Your injection schedule will be made just for you and will depend on how much hair you are losing, your genes, your age, and how many hormones you have in your body. Most treatments take less than or equal to an hour to finish.
Will it help me?
People who have just lost their hair are the best candidates for PRP therapy. If hair follicles have been dormant for a long time, it may be hard to get them to grow again, so don’t put this decision off. If a patient is completely bald, they probably won’t get the results they want.
Your health as a whole also plays a part. If you have lupus, thyroid disease, or other underlying health problems, it will be harder for you to get good results because many of these conditions will continue to cause hair loss. Also, if you take blood-thinning medicines, your platelets won’t work as well, so the treatment won’t do as much.
Some medications may also change how the procedure goes, so be sure to tell our team about any regular medicines you take.
If you don’t have any of these problems, PRP therapy may be a good choice for you. If you want to learn more about how to stop losing your hair, you can call Bergen County Hair Loss or use our convenient online scheduler to make an appointment. We’ll look at your situation and make a plan just for you to stop losing your hair.