PRP injections are primarily shots that can help heal wounds and treat sports injuries. As an added benefit, it can also target signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles! Sounds too good to be true, but is it? Let’s take a look at the benefits of PRP injections specifically for hair loss.
What are PRP injections and what is in them?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is the portion of your blood that’s mostly made of protein and water. This liquid part of your blood is what lets blood cells– red and white– move through the bloodstream. The platelets are responsible for playing a part in healing.
In order to gather plasma, the doctor draws your blood and places it in a machine that separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Your doctor then places topical anesthesia to numb the area being treated and re-injects the plasma into that part of your body.
This can take about 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Once the platelets are re-injected into the specific area, they start to release growth factors. These growth factors help repair and renew cells. This entire process is supposed to be the trigger that your body needs to start healing.
When injecting PRP into damaged cells or tissue, it will trigger the body to start to grow new healthy cells. This promotes natural healing within the skin and stimulates the production of hair growth by reinvigorating the follicles. The higher concentration of platelets from these tissue growth factors may make the body heal faster.
PRP injections and hair loss
Thinning and hair loss can affect a person’s confidence and change your appearance. Whether it be from aging or a hereditary condition, hair loss can really take its toll emotionally.
PRP injections are a treatment specifically for hair loss that is an innovative option for patients who are dealing with a lack or loss of hair. It’s a non-invasive procedure that helps to create new hair growth all while strengthening and thickening each strand. By using the body’s own cells, hair growth can be increased exponentially and improve your overall appearance with almost no risks involved.
By using the protein platelets in the blood, your doctor can stimulate growth factors to help control the body’s response to the production of new cells. A higher concentration of plasma means a higher response to creating brand new cells. This separation of the platelets prior to the injection ensures a stronger signal for new tissue growth.
As the blood is separating your doctor will treat your scalp with a microneedle. The microneedle helps open up the skin and gives the body another signal to create new cells to repair that skin and the perceived damage, therefore triggering the healing process. This portion of the treatment only creates a mild discomfort and you’ll be prepped with a numbing agent to alleviate any discomfort.
Your blood will then be injected into the scalp to combine with the natural healing process of the micro-needling. Reinvigorating inactive hair follicles and creating new ones.
The benefits of PRP injections
Because of its success rate, PRP injections for hair loss have increased in popularity. Thanks to advanced medicine, the advantages we can benefit from are:
Convenience: Considering this is not an invasive surgery, PRP injections do not require any recovery time. After the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right after your appointment.
It’s for all pain tolerances: At most, you should experience only mild discomfort. Which can be alleviated with topical anesthesia for full comfort. This is similar to getting blood work for your regular doctor’s appointments.
It’s not limited: PRP injections aren’t limited to one area of the body and are versatile for treatment elsewhere, not just the scalp.
It’s highly effective: PRP injections are highly effective and are an option for all kinds of patients with hair loss. Results start to show in as little as three months and full results can be visible for up to a year.
It’s safe: Because PRP injections use your body’s blood and cells for treatment, there is no risk for rejection or allergy.
PRP Injections for hair loss can treat conditions like:
- Hereditary balding
- Androgenic alopecia – male or female pattern baldness
- Autoimmune disorders
PRP injections for hair loss have an incredible effect on appearance and confidence. Not only does it help mitigate hair loss, but it helps to stimulate stronger and thicker hair than before. In some cases, it can help make you seem younger and healthier than before the treatment. It’s effective for all patients who suffer from hair loss or thinning hair and the results can be transformative. When you feel confident again, taking on new challenges or dealing with new social situations becomes more empowering.
Visit Balshi Dermatology In Delray Beach, FL for PRP injections
With a busy schedule, PRP injections for hair loss can be the most convenient for you. With no downtime or recovery, you can restore your youthful appearance.
If you’re looking to promote more hair growth, volume, or stronger and thicker hair with PRP Injections, contact Balshi Dermatology, a board-certified dermatologist in Delray Beach. Call us at (561) 272-6000 or request an appointment today!