Using PRP for Treating Hair Loss

Thinning hair on top of a balding head

If you have thinning hair or hair loss, there are therapies available to stimulate hair growth, including PRP treatments. PRP is an acronym for Platelet-Rich Plasma, an element in your own blood that can aid in healing. Using PRP treatments can be an effective solution for stimulating thicker hair growth without the use of drugs or surgery, an option that many people prefer.

How Does PRP Help Hair Loss?

PRP is your body’s own healing substance, containing a higher concentration of platelets than your blood, as well as other healing factors. This plasma has bioactive proteins that are important in healing, such as platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. PRP has been used for wound healing and other medical treatments to help the skin regenerate quicker.

For hair loss, PRP treatments are thought to help with hair miniaturization, a process that causes thinning hair. The PRP stimulates these hair follicles to produce terminal hairs instead of miniaturized hairs, which are much thicker. It can also help heal damaged hair follicles, helping them regenerate for a healthy scalp and hair. What can occur is thicker, fuller hair in the areas of the scalp that are thinning, without the need for surgery or the use of medications.

PRP Hair Loss Treatments

To undergo PRP hair loss treatment, the first step is to use your own blood to create PRP. A centrifuge is used to spin your blood and remove the PRP concentrate. Since your own blood is used, it is your own biological material that is being used to stimulate hair growth. The PRP is injected into the areas on the scalp that have thinning or balding occurring.

For treating thinning hair, a set of PRP treatments are needed for the best results. Depending on the patient, it may take three or more treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve the desired thickness of hair.

PRP Treatments for Hair Loss in Phoenix

At Arcadia Wellness Center, we are happy to offer our patients with thinning hair PRP treatments. Using your own plasma, we can help you stimulate healthy hair growth for a thicker, more appealing head of hair. Give us a call at our clinic in Phoenix to schedule your consultation to find out if PRP treatments are right for you.

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