As we age, our bodies go through many changes – and one of the hardest changes to cope with is hair loss. While some hair loss is normal, because we all shed hair on a daily basis, it becomes concerning and fairly noticeable when the lost hair doesn’t get replaced anymore.
Hair loss can be a result of many factors, including genetics, trauma, or any number of conditions and diseases. It can be embarrassing and lower your self-confidence when you experience patterns of hair loss.
There are many surgical options available for thinning or balding hair, and some of the most popular options are hair transplants. However, before opting for an invasive surgery, there are other effective treatments you should explore. For example, there is a viable solution to boosting natural hair regrowth called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves a physician collecting a sample of your blood (similar to how you get blood drawn for a blood test), and putting it in a centrifuge machine to separate out the platelets from the other components of the blood. The concentrated platelets are then injected into a target area to promote healing. In the case of hair loss, the platelets are injected into the scalp in the specific areas where you are experiencing hair loss.
PRP therapy has been used to treat a number of bodily issues, such as sports injuries and arthritis pain, and it has also proven to be useful to patients in the early stages of hair loss. PRP therapy may be used alone or in combination with other procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. It’s considered a very low-risk treatment for patient, because it involves your own body’s plasma. Therefore, there is no risk of rejection or harmful, adverse reactions. PRP therapy requires little to no downtime after the treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP Treatment?
The best candidates for PRP therapy are men and women who are in the early stages of hair loss. While PRP therapy can be useful for many types of hair-loss, it best targets hereditary hair thinning that can affect both men and women – called androgenetic alopecia. It has also shown to be beneficial to those who’ve experienced traction alopecia, which is hair thinning due to tight ponytails, braids, and other hairstyles that pull the hair and strain the follicles.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Treatment in Kansas City and Des Moines
If you are suffering from hair loss and want to find out whether PRP therapy may be the right treatment for you, contact the experts at Darling Hair Restoration. Dr. Scott L. Darling has a wealth of experience treating hair loss with nonsurgical and surgical treatments and can help you achieve your goals.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Darling, contact our staff today by calling (816) 792-3400 ,or fill out our appointment request form. We look forward to helping you love the way you look!