PRP therapy is a revolutionary new treatment that is taking the hair regrowth industry by storm. Instead of injecting foreign chemicals into your skin to stimulate your hair follicles, we can use the powerful compounds that are already in your blood. This treatment is the perfect option for patients who are tired of dealing with ineffective creams, shampoos, and conditioners. Here is a closer look at how PRP is made and what you can expect following your hair regrowth treatments.
A Look at Your Blood
Your blood is comprised of two primary components: red blood cells and plasma. A few decades ago, sports doctors and recovery specialists discovered that the plasma inside your blood is vital to your body’s natural healing response. They began injecting concentrated doses of platelet-rich plasma into damaged joints and scar tissue that wasn’t responding to traditional medications. After dozens of clinical trials, they learned that PRP can be used to treat damaged hair follicles as well. When PRP is used on the scalp, the body floods the area with revitalizing substances that stimulate the production of new hair follicles.
Making Platelet-Rich Plasma
The process of creating PRP from your blood takes just minutes, and you won’t have to worry about any unusual pre-op instructions. Once you arrive at our office, a small sample of your blood is taken and then placed in a centrifuge. That device is nothing more than a simple machine that spins vials at very high speeds in order to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The platelet-rich plasma collects at one end of the vial, and we can then use that concentrated serum anywhere that it is needed.
The Ideal Candidate for PRP Treatment
A few studies are now showing us that PRP might be useful for many different health conditions that cause hair loss. It can be used to address alopecia areata, genetic hair loss, thinning hair, and even balding. Good candidates for this treatment are healthy overall and have realistic expectations.
You can learn more about your candidacy for PRP treatment during a consultation at Orlando Dermatology, located in Orlando, FL. Contact us today to book your appointment.