Over the years, hair restoration treatments have come and gone. Many have been nothing more than snake oil. Pharmaceutical solutions have proven effective, but like all drugs have side effects and contraindications.
Other treatments such as surgery, are effective, but costly.
Currently, in our locations in Aventura and Miami Beach, we are using a revolutionary treatment for hair restoration that doesn’t involve drugs, or costly surgery.
It uses Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. PRP is being used in many restorative and regenerative procedures. PRP uses the remarkable healing powers found in the platelets and stem cells in your own blood.
PRP has been effectively used by our certified professionals for facial rejuvenation, to improve joint health, and for sexual wellness issues. Now, PRP is proving to be a breakthrough therapy for hair restoration!
The PRP for Hair Restoration Procedure
As in any PRP procedure, we begin your PRP therapy for hair loss with a small sample of your blood. A specialized centrifuge is used to harvest the platelets and stem cells by removing them from your white and red blood cells.
Platelets are unique kinds of blood cells that your body uses to heal damaged tissue. You may know that platelets are what allows your blood to clot, and form a scab when you cut yourself. But, that is only a small part of the healing process. Platelets also stimulate the growth of new cells. PRP also contains stem cells and specialized proteins or “growth factors,” that accelerate healing.
When we prepare PRP for your hair loss treatment, those growth factors, along with stem cells, get concentrated into an injectable solution.
Anywhere that PRP is injected, your body reacts as if an injury has taken place. Blood flow to the injection site immediately improves, and new cells start to grow.
That is why PRP is used regularly to speed healing in damaged joint and sports related injuries. It is also the same reason it is used in aesthetic procedures, such as non-surgical face lifts.
Some doctors are experimenting with a topical application of a PRP gel to the hair and scalp, however, we are seeing measurable results with PRP injections.
How Does PRP Thicken Hair?
In the case of PRP for hair restoration, the PRP injection increases the blood supply to the hair follicles. The increased blood flow delivers more nutrients to the follicle cells.
This in turn make them stronger, healthier and more active.
More active hair follicles results in increased hair growth, and thicker, stronger hair. It is also believed that PRP stimulates stem cells within the scalp to grow more hair.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From PRP for Hair Loss?
In clinical trials, PRP injections have shown to provide better and longer lasting results than drugs such as minoxidil for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia, so-called “male pattern baldness.”
As with any medical procedure, individual results will vary, but we have gotten very good results with PRP and thinning hair. PRP is safe, effective, and has little or no known side effects.
As opposed to other more invasive hair loss treatments, PRP:
- Is drug-free and surgery-free
- Is a simple in-office procedure, with each treatment taking only 60 to 90 minutes
- Provides natural looking results
PRP can help you to get back the self-confidence that comes with a full head of hair.
Stop feeling self-conscious about thinning hair. Contact Us today, and make an appointment to speak to one of our hair restoration specialists, and see of PRP for thinning hair is right for you.