Many people look in the mirror and dislike what they see. They think that their skin has started to age and droop, or wish that they could get rid of those fine lines and age spots. Even acne scars, from zits that disappeared years ago, might still be present. Either way, it’s common to try to find ways to improve your appearance. There are many options, but not all work as well as regenerative medicine. At CEPRM Center of Excellence in Pain & Regenerative Medicine in Farmington, CT we use platelet-rich plasma injections or PRP for hair loss to stimulate the growth of hair follicles once more.
To put it simply, regenerative medicine is a type of treatment that involves using your body’s own substances, in this case, your blood, in order to restore your appearance. There’s more to it than just the blood, however. Your doctor won’t just draw your blood and then immediately place it on your face. That won’t do much at all. Instead, this treatment, called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP for short, involves making a few changes to your blood first.
The most common cause of hair loss is androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. This accounts for 96% of hair loss in men and is usually genetic. Androgenic alopecia is also the most common cause in women where it produces diffuse thinning. Hormone disorders, such as thyroid disorders, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, nutritional deficits, such as iron deficiency and traction alopecia which are too tight ponytails or braids, along with certain medications can all add to hair loss.
Hair loss risk factors include too little iron and protein, weight loss or weight gain, smoking, certain medications, physical or emotional stress, and over-styling. Current strategies for hair restoration include medications such as minoxidil and finasteride which can have unintended and unpleasant side effects. Other strategies include hair transplantation and regenerative medicine.
When delivered into the scalp, growth factors and cytokines inside platelet-rich plasma stimulate the growth of new hair. However, this typically does not work for individuals suffering from complete baldness as some hair follicles need to be present. Once the PRP is activated and delivered into the scalp, the regeneration process begins.
There are many benefits to choosing PRP for hair loss. First, it is a simple, non-surgical procedure that provides lasting results. It requires multiple injections with the procedure lasting approximately 60 minutes. Studies have shown it is both safe and reliable, delivering results. As it is a non-surgical procedure, it has little to no recovery period. After treatments, both men and women benefit from beautiful and, above all, extremely natural hair.
Hair Restoration and Rejuvenation with PRP Provides:
If you are suffering from androgenic alopecia, hair thinning, or bald spots, our PRP therapy may be the solution you need.
Stop hair loss before it’s gone for good with platelet-rich plasma, a safe and effective procedure that will take years off of your hair loss. Interested in learning more? Contact our professionals today or book an appointment to get started. We’re standing by and ready to help you!