As we age, the physical signs of aging become visible and begin to take a toll on our self-esteem. For men, in particular, hair loss is one of the most common concerns. However, hair loss is not exclusive to middle-aged men and up. Hair loss can affect men as early as their twenties. There have been solutions for hair restoration for years but none have been as natural and effective as platelet rich plasma therapy. PRP therapy is a hair restoration solution that uses one’s own blood to rejuvenate the hair follicle.
What causes hair loss in men?
The most common cause of hair loss in men is due to the condition, male pattern baldness. This is a genetic condition passed onto you by your parents. Science suggests that this condition affects the health and strength of the hair follicle, therefore, resulting in poor growth. In addition to male pattern baldness, other factors or disorders can have an effect on hair growth. Diseases like anaemia and thyroids issues can stunt a man’s ability to grow hair. Other than primary illnesses, hair loss can also be attributed to stress, diet, and medications.
What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a procedure that uses the patient’s blood for hair rejuvenation and restoration. This treatment is made effective by the growth factors that exist in plasma. This treatment is an injectable hair restoration treatment that supports growth and repair deep in the hair follicle. These platelet cells promote restoration, turning inactive hair follicles into active hair follicles to re-grow hair. This is a great option for patients that are looking for an alternative to chemicals or a full hair transplant.
How does PRP therapy hair restoration work?
The procedure begins with the harvesting of blood. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the blood and plasma. The plasma is then treated to become more concentrated with platelets and growth factors. Once the plasma processing steps are complete, the platelet-rich gel is then injected into the scalp. Since this treatment is injectable, no anesthesia is necessary just like any other injectable cosmetic. Since the treatment consists of you using one’s own blood there is no chance of allergic reaction. With all of this considered, the downtime is minimal and patients can return to their routine shortly after treatment.
PRP therapy is a natural and effective hair restoration procedure that is helping men of a variety of ages get life changing results.