Platelet-rich plasma (PRP Therapy) is a new biotechnology which is proving itself to be a revolutionary treatment for healing certain injuries, speeding recovery after surgery, and fixing dermatological issues. A growing body of evidence, including a report published earlier this year, has now shown that PRP therapy can also be an effective treatment for hair loss, including androgenic alopecia, the most common form of pattern baldness responsible for over 95 percent of hair loss cases in men and women.
Not all hair restoration treatments are right for every person suffering from hair loss. A skilled and experienced hair transplant and restoration physician can and should evaluate each patient individually to determine the optimal treatment for their unique hair loss condition. That goes for PRP therapy as well, and whether this exciting new option for addressing hair loss is right for you depends on several factors.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, but they are also enriched with growth and healing factors that will initiate repair and provide assistance to stem cells in damaged muscle, tendon, and ligaments.
PRP contains various growth factors and cytokines that enhance the body’s inherent capacity to repair and regenerate. PRP therapy essentially takes the body’s natural processes and turbocharges them. A sample of blood is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from other elements of the blood. As used in the treatment of injuries and trauma, that platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the injured tissue, stimulating the work that the body is already doing.
PRP’s high concentrations of over 20 growth factors include numerous factors thought to stimulate hair regrowth. PRP appears to nurture hair follicles with critical growth factors that take them from a dormant state (in which hair is no longer growing) to an active state (in which a normal hair growth cycle occurs).
Are You a Candidate for PRP Therapy?
As noted, PRP therapy may not be the most effective course of treatment for every patient. But PRP therapy is an option you should definitely discuss with your hair loss physician if you:
- Are in the early stages of hair loss
- Have areas of “weak quality” hair growth on your scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed
- Have small areas of alopecia areata
- Are in good health and are not suffering from certain types of blood disorders, skin issues, liver disorders, or diabetes
Learn More About PRP and Hair Loss Treatment in Miami
At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, our clinic stands committed to delivering only the newest, safest, and most effective methods of hair loss diagnosis and treatment. Platelet-rich plasma is just one of many advanced hair loss treatments we offer, and it has shown promise for men and women of many ages who wish to restore their natural hair.
Learn more about PRP in Miami by contacting our Institute online or calling directly at toll free 877-443-9070.