Not all women with female pattern hair loss or men with male pattern baldness can get hair transplant surgery. However, that doesn’t mean they have to throw down the towel and surrender their hair. There are more accessible and less expensive, non-surgical hair loss treatment options out there.
Microneedling is one of several advanced hair restoration options available today for individuals who are balding or genetically predisposed to hair loss. It helps to halt the hair thinning process, preventing further hair loss. Another excellent option to delay hair loss is platelet-rich plasma, especially when combined with microneedling.
Both microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma work in different ways to trigger the body’s natural cell repair and regrowth response. However, the procedures also complement each other seamlessly.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling activates your body’s natural healing powers. It’s a minimally invasive procedure involving a device lined with fine, tiny needles – like those used in acupuncture. The device moves across your scalp, puncturing the skin and creating thousands of micro-wounds so small you barely feel them.
The micro-wounds trigger your body’s healing response, including hair follicle regeneration. When this occurs, it stimulates the production of proteins responsible for developing new hair follicles, leading to hair thickening and growth.
Microneedling is a quick solution and requires no downtime. It works best as a stand-alone procedure for individuals with beginning stages of hair loss. Otherwise, it’s an excellent treatment to include with hair transplant surgery and other therapies like Platelet Rich Plasma.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Sometimes, hair follicles aren’t sprouting because they are dormant. Fortunately, Platelet Rich Plasma can stimulate them. The procedure is more involved than microneedling, but it also works by harnessing your body’s natural healing abilities.
The four steps to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy include:
- Draw a small amount of your blood.
- Process the blood to separate its various components.
- Mix a tiny amount of plasma with the platelets from the blood.
- Inject the plasma-platelets solution into your scalp.
The Platelet Rich Plasma injection can be a stand-alone procedure or part of a microneedling treatment, fat stem cell therapy or hair transplant surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma is highly concentrated blood plasma that contains growth factors and healing bioactive proteins. These compounds support tissue repair and stimulate your hair follicles, promoting growth. These abilities make the procedure an excellent supplement to hair transplant surgery by accelerating healing and enhancing the hair growth results.
Why Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Dr. Stong of Kalos Hair Restoration likes to combine microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma for optimal results. The microneedling opens channels to your hair follicles so that the Platelet Rich Plasma can more effectively stimulate and heal your hair follicles.
In other words, combining microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma enhances each treatment’s effects because it maximizes follicle stimulation and accelerates the repair process, thus producing more dramatic results. The procedures essentially turbo-charge each other.
To know more about these and other hair loss treatments delivered by Kalos Hair Restoration, contact our Atlanta office today. We are eager to take away your hair loss worries.
Posted on behalf of Kalos Hair Restoration
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342