An Injectable Treatment for Hair Restoration?
Hair loss has always been a significant problem for both men and women. More now than ever, millions of people suffer from problems related to thinning hair with no clear solution on how to fix the issue. Fortunately, many advancements have been made in the field of hair restoration, and St. Louis Hair Restoration is leading the charge with innovative treatments that are designed to rejuvenate one’s hair growth. The latest in our line of hair restoration services includes PRP hair restoration.
What is PRP Hair Restoration
PRP hair restoration, also known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, is a treatment that involves drawing a patient’s blood, separating the platelets from the blood itself, and injecting the platelets into the scalp. These platelets hold rejuvenating qualities that promote healing and enhance the body’s growth response. When injected into the scalp, it helps to trigger the growth of hair.
Blood is a combination of plasma and three types of cells, with each cell type having its own specific function. Red cells carry oxygen, white cells fight infections, and platelets are cells that are responsible for wound healing. When the blood is spun in a centrifuge, we are able to separate these platelets from the red and white blood cells which leaves us with a concentrated platelet rich plasma serum containing up to 10 times the normal concentration of platelets.
When injected into the scalp, the PRP is capable of stimulating the follicles and reversing hair loss that arises from androgenetic alopecia. The concentrated platelet serum contains proteins and release growth factors which encourage new blood vessel formation and stimulate stem cell activity which, in turn, protects the root cells of the follicle and lengthens the follicle’s growth phase. This leads to an increase in both the length and diameter of the hair and an increase in density.
Candidates for PRP Hair Restoration
To find out if PRP hair restoration is a good treatment for you, schedule a consultation with St. Louis Hair Restoration. During your consultation, we’ll perform an examination of your scalp to help determine the type of hair loss and the extent to which the hair follicles have ceased to grow hair. Ideal patients for the procedure are those in the early stages of the hair loss process.