PRP treatment is fast becoming popular among those suffering from hair loss. it involves injecting platelet-rich plasma into the scalp. The treatment is being promoted to stimulate hair growth. PRP, as its name suggests, is derived from the blood of the client. It is rich in growth factors that aid in tissue healing. When the growth factors are injected into the scalp, they can reduce shedding, stimulate follicles, promote hair growth, and improve hair thickness.
PRP treatment for Hair Loss
PRP injections are believed to be good for mild to moderate hair loss. anyone with mild hair loss can respond to the treatment better and stop hair shedding in its tracks. However, the treatment is not as effective for people with severe hair loss. Those with androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness can also benefit from PRP treatment for hair thinning.
Unfortunately, the results may not be as good in patients with an underlying disorder. For example, someone with lupus or thyroid may continue to suffer hair loss. Worst still, PRP injections are not effective for people on blood thinners. If you take PRP treatment while being on blood thinners, platelets won’t work effectively.
One is not enough
Is one PRP shot enough? No, you may need 3-4 PRP injections. It is an ongoing process that is not completed in one session.
During the treatment, your arm is the main source of blood. The practitioner draws blood from the arm. Then they put the tube of blood into a centrifuge. This process is necessary to separate platelets from different components in the plasma. They inject the platelet-rich plasma directly into hair follicles on the part of the scalp experiencing hair loss. You must undergo four treatments during the first year. This should continue every six months thereafter.
The treatment may cost anywhere between $2,400 and $3,000 for the first four treatments. Insurance may not cover the treatment.
Hair growth after PRP Treatment
It may take 6-12 months for the results to show up. Proponents of the treatment claim that hair follicles come back to life as the scalp stimulates stem cells to do so. This is known to trigger hair growth over a period of time. So hair growth may not be apparent for a few months.
But this is not the end of the treatment. Patients are advised to take maintenance PRP therapy every 6 months to see ongoing results.
The Right Solution is Here
Scalp micropigmentation is a better hair restoration alternative for those with alopecia areata, hair thinning, pattern baldness, and receding hairline. It is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that aims to cover all scalp problems under a special pigment that looks like a hair follicle. SMP professionals, who are trained and skilled in scalp micropigmentation, can transform the life and experience of a person with hair problems.
Trust only SMP practitioners in Arizona at DermiMatch Clinic, who have been working with clients for years to help them look and feel better with scalp micropigmentation. Get in touch with team DermiMatch on the clinic’s website for a consultation for SMP as an alternative to PRP treatment for hair loss.