For princesses, hair is long and glorious. For Steve from “Stranger Things”, it’s the envy of all. There was even a Broadway musical written about it in the free-spirited 60s. It is, of course, hair. Magnificent, full-bodied, shiny, touchable hair. Unless it isn’t. Hair loss is an uncomfortable experience for both men and women.
- In the US, approximately 50% of men experience balding by the age of 50
- Women also experience hair loss, ranging from 4-25% by the time they are 50
Hair loss occurs frequently within the adult population. It’s vexing for some but highly embarrassing for others. Fortunately, we live in the 21st century when we can fix some of that which ails us.
We live in a time when there are several options available to restore one’s hair. There are now medications, supplements, and even surgical restoration techniques to correct hair loss. One of the newest, most interesting treatments for hair loss is the use of Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP.
The use of Platelet Rich Plasma isn’t new medically. It’s been used for years to treat a variety of physical medical conditions, including musculoskeletal and skin conditions. More recently, the field of dermatology has begun using PRP to help reverse hair loss.
How does PRP Restore Hair?
PRP is an interesting process. Platelet Rich Plasma can be used for hair or skin treatments. In recent years, it’s proven to be an up-and-coming treatment for hair loss. PRP is one of the hair restoration techniques used at HEBE Aesthetics and Vitality to help you look and feel your best.
When choosing PRP as a hair loss treatment, you will have blood drawn from your arm. The blood will be spun in a machine called a centrifuge, which separates the components of the blood. One of these components, plasma rich platelets, will then be used in your treatment process.
During your treatment, after the plasma from your blood is obtained, the practitioner will clean your scalp and administer a topical anesthetic. After the anesthetic is applied, the plasma rich platelets will be injected into your scalp via syringe.
The platelets, which have been used to help with tissue regrowth in patients with injuries, are thought to stimulate the hair follicles, resulting in hair growth in areas where hair has been lost. Although an effective treatment, it isn’t right for everyone.
Things to Consider Before PRP
If you’re thinking PRP restoration for hair loss, there are a number of criteria to consider. For example, your practitioner will evaluate:
- The stage of hair loss you’re experiencing
- The condition of the skin in the area to be treated
- Your general health
- Whether you are a smoker or a drinker
- Whether your hair follicles are still working
We don’t recommend Platelet Rich Plasma treatment (and most cosmetic treatments) during pregnancy. Treatment isn’t recommended for those who are anemic or those with cancer or another malignant infection.
Restoring Your Crowning Glory
If you’re ready to explore your hair restoration options and are in Atlanta,GA or surrounding areas, please call us at (404) 261-5199 or (470) 607-3866 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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