Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology
Lucia Cagnes, M.D.
Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA
Sorgente Med Spa and All Cape Gynecology in Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts offers one of the most innovative treatments for hair loss, to help men and women regrow your own hair. It’s called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss. PRP for hair loss is a revolutionary non-surgical, in-office treatment that helps to restore a fuller, thicker set of hair.
Hair Restoration Q&A
Living a life with a full head of your natural hair doesn’t have to be a sought after dream.
Over the past few years, more and more medical professionals are turning to PRP as a treatment for hair loss, due to its effectiveness and success rate.
In fact, unlike hair transplants where the hair follicle is moved, PPR actually spurs hair regrowth!
What is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP therapy, also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, uses platelets found in your blood to stimulate your hair follicles to grow new hair.
In other words, PRP is the natural approach available to stop and restore hair loss.
While it may sound a bit futuristic, PRP therapy is completely safe and unlike hair transplantation or surgical grafts, it is non-surgical.
PRP therapies also have a good track record with healing, It has been used in sports medicine to heal damaged ligaments, tendons, and muscles since the 1980s!
Why Does PRP for Hair Loss Work?
Platelets contain powerful growth factors that help to heal and repair damaged cells.
When these growth factors are separated from your blood and strategically introduced to the areas experiencing hair loss, they send out signals to cells of the follicles telling them to start growing once again.
The aftereffect is new hair growth that’s both stronger and thicker than before.
And even better – the entire PRP for hair loss treatment is completely natural, since it uses your own blood and your own platelets to stimulate new growth!
Although the thought of a needle and vile of blood might be a little unnerving, the process of receiving PRP therapy for hair loss is relatively easy and painless.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
- No cuts, no scars, no surgery
- Increase hair thickness
- Discover new hair growth after just 2-3 sessions
- Increase hair count
- It’s your natural hair that grows – no transplants
- Virtually painless
- 100% natural healing
- No unappealing side effects or allergic reactions since it’s your own blood
- Short and timely procedure that takes less than an hour
- Minimal downtime
- You’ll look and feel better with a full head of natural hair
There’s really nothing to lose! If you are suffering from thinning hair, it’s time to give PRP therapy for hair loss a try.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Is Effective
There are numerous scientific studies proving its effectiveness in restoring hair, in both hair count and thickness.
One study, which uncovered if platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss was a myth or effective tool said, “PRP injection is a simple, cost effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction.”
As well as, “considering its excellent safety profile and relatively low cost, PRP hair treatment is a promising treatment option for patients with thinning hair.”
In other words, it’s not only affordable, but a highly effective treatment for hair loss in both men and women. And patients who undergo the treatment are extremely happy with the outcome!
Another study tested the effect of activated platelet-rich plasma injection on female pattern hair loss. This study found that, “global pictures showed a significant improvement in hair volume and quality together with a high overall patient satisfaction in PRP-injected sites, and these results were maintained during the 6-month follow-up.”
As the number of studies testing the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma therapy increase, we believe the remarkable findings and benefits will only go up. Currently, there’s only good things to say about this innovative treatment!
Keep in mind, results may vary depending on age, hair loss progression, degree of hair loss and other factors.
Who’s the Right Candidate for PRP for Hair Loss
While platelet-rich plasma therapy is a great solution for many suffering from hair loss, there are a few aspects that make someone the perfect candidate for this treatment.
- Struggling with thinning hair due to stress, hormonal changes, or even medication
- Losing hair the last 3 or more months continuously
- Men and women suffering with androgenic alopecia
- Someone who is not completely bald, since dormant follicles do not respond to PRP therapy alone at this stage of hair loss
Things to Know About PRP for Hair Loss
Here’s what you need to know:
How many PRP Therapy Treatments will I need?
It is possible to see noticeable hair regrowth and thickening of hair after one PRP treatment. However, receiving multiple treatments is key to seeing the best results. Typically, 3-4 treatments over the first 4-6 months,
In some cases, maintenance treatments every 6 months are recommended.
After your first treatment, you might notice some shedding. This is completely normal! It’s just your body’s natural reaction to the treatment and should subside after a couple weeks. Once the shedding is done, you’ll likely notice new growth and longer, stronger hair!
Is PRP for Hair Loss is Safe?
PRP treatment for hair loss is more than safe since it is virtually impossible to suffer from an allergic reaction to your own blood.
Anyone in good health can receive PRP therapy. It is not recommended for those who:
- are on blood thinners
- are a heavy smoker
- have a history of alcohol or drug abuse
- have low platelet count
As with any treatment, there are a few things to note:
While slight bruising may occur following the procedure, it typically resolves in about a week
Although rare, there may be a risk of injury to blood vessels or nerves
As with any treatment, results are not guaranteed and can vary significantly from patient to patient. Any number of results can occur depending on age of onset, rate of hair loss progression, and the extent of hair loss.
Additionally, keep in mind platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss does not work on those who are already completely bald. As mentioned above, the body has a hard time responding to PRP for hair loss when there’s no hair follicles remaining.
Thus, if you’re already starting to experience hair thinning and hair loss, don’t wait until a hair transplant is your only option! Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss how PRP can revive your head of hair.
Is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss for You?
Anyone experiencing any level of hair loss that makes them feel uncomfortable or insecure is a great candidate for PRP. But do keep in mind, those who go through the treatment in the early phases of hair loss see the best results!
PRP for hair loss is a holistic and effective way to feel more confident with a full head of natural hair.
If you’re interested in learning more about PRP for hair loss or wanting to undergo the treatment, schedule a consultation with Sorgente Med Spa in Hyannis today!
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