Hair loss can be a source of anxiety, low self-confidence, and embarrassment for both men and women. That is why recent developments in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are so important. While normally considered a skin rejuvenation treatment, the same mechanisms that let PRP therapy restore your skin can also be applied to the scalp. With only a few treatments, and without the use of artificial compounds, hair follicles can be restored and new hair growth stimulated.
PRP therapy relies on triggering the body’s own restoration process so it won’t lose results over time.
How PRP Therapy Works on Hair Follicles
Time for a bit of science. The blood in our bodies contains platelet-derived growth factors (PDGFs) that do everything from form clots to restore lost skin cells. If applied to the scalp, the same restorative properties work on hair follicles. This means that areas rendered balding or thinning by age or androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness) can be stimulated to produce new hair by using the body’s own healing process.
PRP therapy is a safe and natural treatment to stimulate hair follicles because the procedure takes the good cells from your scalp and injects them into the area where the hair growth is needed.
Three Steps to Hair Restoration
The PRP therapy procedure, when used as a hair rejuvenation treatment, is very similar to the procedure used on skin rejuvenation:
•First, the blood is drawn.
•The blood is spun in a centrifuge to isolate and concentrate the PDGFs and plasma.
•The solution is then prepared and injected into the scalp in areas where hair is thinning or balding.
The procedure itself is relatively quick and can be carried out in a single 60-90 minute session. Unlike other methods of hair restoration, there is no chance of rejection, side effects, or getting a blood infection. No foreign or artificial materials are being used, just the concentrated dose of your body’s own platelets and plasma.
Keep in mind that while PRP therapy is an effective hair rejuvenation treatment, it is not a fast one. Not only does hair take time to grow but the follicles themselves will need time to heal. Having said that, most patients start seeing results after two treatments.
PRP Therapy: A Versatile and Successful Treatment
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic aims to continue to be the best skin care clinic in Toronto. We embrace the latest technological and medical developments to ensure our patients receive the best rejuvenation treatments possible. PRP therapy has come a long way from its humble roots in healing tendon injuries; we’re proud to make use of this cutting-edge, natural treatment to help combat thinning or balding hair. Our platelet-rich plasma therapies are just one part of our belief in the integration of science and beauty.
Contact us today for more information about our treatments and procedures. Inquire about our free assessment and ask about the opportunity to look around our Toronto skin care clinic.