Hair loss can be a very frustrating experience. As we age, hair loss becomes more likely, and it is also common for the remaining individual strands of hair to become finer. The result is a thinning appearance both in the thickness and the amount of hair we have. In order to treat hair loss, DermaNuva Skin Laser and Health in Olds, Alberta offers a powerful technique that uses a patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate hair growth. This technique is known as PRP hair restoration, and it could work for you. Contact us today to set up a consultation and find out for sure.
What is PRP?
PRP hair restoration uses PRP, short for platelet-rich plasma, in order to heal and promote new hair growth. These platelets are taken from a patient’s own blood, drawn in a process much like doing a normal blood test. The platelet-rich plasma is then separated from the rest of the blood so it can be used in the treatment areas. This should help to heal the treatment areas and regrow hair.
What are the Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration?
There are many potential benefits to using PRP hair restoration as opposed to another approach.
Because this process uses a patient’s own blood, there are almost no risks of an allergic reaction or rejection to the treatment. The platelet-rich plasma is simply a concentrated form of the same substance that already exists in the body.
Another benefit of this treatment is that the PRP process focuses on treating the underlying causes of hair loss. In fact, one of the first things that patients notice is they shed less of the hair they currently have. PRP treatment is more than just a quick, superficial fix.
Speed and Simplicity
This treatment is designed to be very quick and easy. It is a non-surgical treatment, the recovery period is very fast, and there is no scarring as a result of the treatment.
How Does It Work?
Very often, hair loss or thinning is the result of hair follicles that have not disappeared or died but have simply become inactive. PRP hair restoration helps to stimulate follicles that may not be actively producing hair.
When these follicles are exposed to platelet-rich plasma (PRP), they are jolted into growing hair again due to an increase in available nutrients. We combine Laser Photo-stimulation immediately prior to the PRP treatment, this increases the ATP activity that induces the hair follicle to respond optimally to the PRP treatment.
Because of the nature of the process, a treatment program typically includes a series of treatment sessions spaced a set amount of time apart. PRP hair restoration typically takes months in order to achieve ideal results. Although it takes time, the end result, which varies, will bring a natural, fuller growth back.