Hair loss is a common problem for both men and women across the globe. In fact, about 50 million men and 30 million women have lost at least some hair. Aging can be a factor in the loss of your hair but sometimes hair loss happens at a young age. It differs from person to person.
Fortunately, there are various treatments available now. One of these treatments is platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
How does it work?
Let’s go over the basics first. Platelets are a component of blood, along with red and white blood cells. When you sustain a cut or a wound, the platelets are some of your body’s “first responders” that arrive to stop the bleeding and promote healing.
PRP for hair loss is a nonsurgical hair-loss treatment that involves injecting platelets – which are extracted from your own blood – into your scalp to restore thinning hair. It allows hair follicles to be stimulated to grow new hair.
What to Expect
Usually, PRP for hair loss involves three steps. First, blood is drawn from your arm and put into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood, separating its components. After about ten minutes in, your blood will have separated into three layers (platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells). The platelet-rich plasma is then drawn up into a syringe and then injected into targeted areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
The entire process takes about an hour long, and in some cases, there may be several sessions.
Ready to boost your look and your outlook? If you’re suffering from hair loss, let us help you! At the Maryland Center For Arthritis And Regenerative Care, we offer advanced, non-surgical solutions, including treatment with PRP to help men and women turn back the hands of time and enjoy a fuller, more vibrant, and attractive head of hair.