If you’re suffering from hair loss and hair transplant surgery is not an option for you, don’t lose hope – there are a variety of other ways you can restore your lost hair. Two excellent methods are stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. These treatments boost natural hair growth using the body’s natural mechanisms. Let’s take a look at what stem cell therapy and PRP therapy are, how they are performed, and what you should expect as results.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are your body’s building blocks. These cells are highly unique because they have the ability to transform into different types of cells that the body needs. Most of the cells in your body are not crafted this way. For example, a heart cell cannot become a liver cell, and a white blood cell cannot become a skin cell. However, stem cells have the ability to change. This makes them very valuable when it comes to replacing cells that the body needs.
For the purposes of hair loss treatment, stem cells can reverse the shrinkage of hair follicles, which are a cause of hair loss. To perform stem cell therapy for hair loss, your physician will take stem cells from your fat tissue, create a solution, and inject it into the scalp. The stem cells will work their magic by reversing the shrinking hair follicles, thus giving the scalp the ability to regrow hair and stop further hair loss.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP therapy involves using the regenerative power of platelets (found in your blood) to stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Platelets are an excellent source of proteins called growth factors and cytokines, which promote healing and hair growth.
To perform this therapy, your doctor will extract a small amount of blood from you and use a centrifuge machine to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood’s content. The highly concentrated plasma will then be injected into areas of your scalp that are lacking hair growth. Once in the scalp, the platelets will trigger healing and the production of healthy tissue, which will help with hair growth.
Stem Cell + PRP Treatment
While both stem cell therapy and PRP therapy are highly effective in treating hair loss, they are even more effective when used simultaneously. To perform a combined stem cell and PRP treatment, your doctor will extract both stem cells and platelet-rich plasma from your body, as described above. During treatment, your doctor will inject both of them into the scalp using multiple injections. The stem cells and PRP will work together to not only stop hair loss but also bolster hair growth. The treatment can be repeated every 3 to 6 months, depending on your doctor’s recommendation.
PRP Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy in Kansas City, MO
If you are interested in learning more about stem cell therapy and PRP therapy to stop hair loss, call the experts at Darling Hair Restoration. Our team has a wealth of experience stopping hair loss and restoring hair growth, and we would love to help you achieve the look you want.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Darling, contact our staff today by calling (816) 792-3400 or fill out our online appointment request form now. We look forward to helping you achieve a fuller, healthier head of hair!