Hair transplant surgery isn’t the only option when you’re looking for an effective, natural-looking solution for your hair loss.
Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a non-surgical solution that utilizes blood plasma to treat male or female pattern baldness, or enhance a previous hair restoration procedure.
Here, we break down the basic information you need to know.
What is PRP for hair loss? PRP is highly concentrated blood plasma derived from the patient’s own blood. It contains naturally occurring proteins that can help treat hair loss and encourage hair growth, and has also been used as wound healing agent, thanks to its biomedical properties – which could mean less scarring.
How is PRP used in a hair restoration procedure? During treatment, Dr. Stong will directly inject PRP into the scalp, to help encourage the growth of latent hair follicles. This will help to reverse the thinning process. The injections usually occur over a 3 to 4 month period.
Is PRP an effective treatment option, compared to other surgical restoration procedures? PRP works best as a standalone procedure for hair thinning rather than total baldness. Its biomedical properties are able to target thin, dormant hair follicles to stimulate growth.
Are there any side effects when undergoing treatments with PRP? PRP as a treatment for healing wounds and injuries of the bones, joints, skin has been studied since 1987, and no serious side effects have been reported. Fewer studies have been done on its use in hair restoration, but none so far have reported side effects. PRP is a safe, non-surgical option for treating hair loss.
To learn more about whether PRP is the best bet for your hair loss, call Kalos Hair Transplant today and schedule your consultation.
Kalos Hair Transplant LLC
Atlanta, GA 30342