What is PRP Hair Restoration?
Hair loss is one of the most common issues around, and men and women across the country are suffering from it! And as a result it seems that new and unique hair restoration treatments and supplements are hitting the market every day. In recent years, the team at Long Island Dermatology, the best medical spa Garden City has to offer, have been recommending PRP therapy or platelet rich plasma therapy as a means of rejuvenating all types of tissue, from the skin, to cartilage, and even our inner connective tissue. And it has shown to also be an effective treatment for reinvigorating lost or damaged hair follicles and helping in a procedure known as PRP Hair Restoration.
What is PRP Therapy?
It is important that we understand how exactly PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy actually works, before we delve into the actual hair loss treatment aspect of things. Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses the patient’s own platelet rich plasma, found within your blood to help restore and rejuvenate lost or damaged cells of all kinds. The plasma itself has a number of amazing step cell growth factors within it to help expedite the healing of bodily tissue, no matter if its ligaments and skin or even your hair follicles. Because the blood plasma contains a number of growth factors, it is great and it can help to heal injuries faster, encourages growth factors, and also increases levels of collagen and stem cells – these are naturally produced in the body to keep you looking young and fresh. In this case, those growth factors are used to help regrow thinning hair.
How the Procedure Works
The fact is that the PRP injections used for PRP hair restoration or hair loss treatment, are similar to those same PRP injections used for all other types of treatment as well. Generally, the preparation of the PRP requires the following three steps.
Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm.
Blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge and separated into three layers: plasma rich in platelets, platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells.
That PRP solution is then treated and injected into the scalp with a syringe – it may differ slightly depending on the patient’s needs.
How Does PRP Therapy Treat Hair Loss?
The fact is that PRP hair treatments help both men and women. Male balding and hair thinning is talked about extensively, but women do not often get the same benefit of widespread information. The fact is that women can lose hair, too, due to several different factors and PRP can help them just as much as it does for men. PRP treatments can even help those suffering from androgenic alopecia or other forms of alopecia. In addition, a lot of people begin to suffer from hair loss due to daily stress, using PRP for hair loss Long Island experts can even help these individuals, while it may not resolve their stress it can in fact help to rejuvenate the damaged hair follicles and resolve thinning, or lost hair. You must understand however that PRP can’t grow hair in places where the follicles are completely gone. For more information about PRP hair restoration or to schedule an appointment and find out if it’s right for you, be sure to contact Long Island Dermatology today.