PRP Hair Restoration: What It Is, How It Works & What It Can Do For You
- Posted on: Apr 27 2017
Your hair is something that is always seen, goes everywhere with you and plays a key role in not only the way you look, but the way you feel about yourself, too. While it can be covered, hidden or removed altogether, your hair should be something that makes you feel good about being you.
Hair loss can be one of the most frustrating and embarrassing issues men and women face. In fact, 35 million men and 21 million women in America experience hair loss. Sure, there are options available, such as prescription drugs and surgical procedures but often times these options come with harmful side effects and extensive downtime, and more importantly, do not address the underlying cause. While hormones, nutrition and stress-reduction all play a vital role in restoring hair growth, there is something you can do additionally to naturally generate new hair growth that is affordable, comes with no downtime or unwanted side effects and can make you love your hair again.
PRP, which stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, for hair restoration is the latest and most innovative treatment offered for hair restoration. In short, PRP hair restoration involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp. This state-of-the-art, non-surgical, completely natural procedure is offered to those experiencing hair loss or thinning of the hair.
So how does PRP work?
Platelets contain healing growth factors, which send signals to your tissues to regenerate and multiply. Aside from hair restoration, PRP has been used for many years for wound healing to help speed up recovery time, as well as regrow stronger, healthier tissue. Because of this, PRP has been discovered to offer the same type of benefits when injected into your scalp. With PRP for hair, your own growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse the shrinking of the hair follicle while also jumpstarting dormant hair back into the growth phase.
What is involved in the treatment?
Here at Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetics Center, we will draw your blood, which will then be placed into a centrifuge where it is then spun out to extract your platelet rich plasma. Your platelets are then drawn into a syringe and strategically injected into your scalp using a special needle. Most patients do not experience pain or discomfort. This process is repeated 3 times one month apart and then maintenance treatments are done as needed, usually every 3-6 months.
What will it do for you?
PRP for hair restoration and regrowth increases blood supply to your hair follicles. What this means to you is that it increases hair shaft size and thickness, triggers the growth phase, controls your hair growth cycle and decreases any future hair loss.
Simply put, PRP for hair restoration encourages the production and stimulation and hair regrowth at the follicle stage using your own cells and growth factors. It also helps prevent any future possible hair loss or thinning. By using your own naturally occurring stem cells and growth factors, PRP for hair restoration can help you not only look better, but feel good about yourself again, too.
We are excited to announce that we now offer PRP for hair restoration here at Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas to help you regain your confidence in your appearance without any prescription drugs, surgical procedures or downtime. We would love the opportunity to put together a customized treatment plan to address your concerns and get your life (and your hair) back!