What You Need to Know about PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

What You Need to Know about PRP Therapy for Hair Loss

PRP treatment for hair loss is a procedure that involves drawing blood from the patient, processing it, and then injecting it into the patient's scalp. A few in the medical community believe that PRP injections influence natural hair growth. They also think that the process helps maintain the growth of hair by improving the thickness of the hair shaft and providing an increased supply of blood to the hair follicles.

Before and After Treatment Reminders

This procedure is new to a lot of people, so if you're thinking about giving it a go, make sure to consult your doctor or our team. While there's not likely to be any negative side effects given that the treatment involves harvesting your own cells to use for the procedure, it's important to not take any chances when it comes to your safety. You can do your research or ask our experts about what to expect from PRP therapy for hair loss.

PRP Treatment for Hair Loss: The Process

In many cases, one will require at least three treatments four to six weeks apart, with maintenance treatments every four to six months.

1. Blood is drawn from the patient - usually their arm - and placed into a centrifuge, where its components are separated. Take note that only the platelet and plasma will be used in the process.

2. After a couple of minutes of being spun, the patient's blood will have been divided into three components consisting of the red blood cells, platelet-poor plasma, and platelet-rich plasma.

3. A knowledgeable and highly-trained injector then draws the platelet-rich plasma component of the patient's blood into a syringe and injects it into areas of their scalp which require hair growth.

What to Expect from Results

While there's still a bit more research that needs to be done to prove the effectiveness of PRP as a hair loss treatment, some medical experts believe that it is indeed a safe and successful way to reverse hair loss effects and promote new hair growth.

Talk to our experts at Le Futur Medical Spa! PRP therapy for hair loss is usually part of a treatment combination. Let's find out which combination of treatments works for you. Please feel free to direct your inquiries and requests to a representative of our spa.