Over-the-counter products promising to restore hair often fall short and can cause troublesome side effects. Fortunately, our platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers men and women a noninvasive hair restoration solution that stimulates natural hair growth.
Hair loss can significantly change an individual’s appearance and have a huge impact on their overall self-confidence. We, at Vitality Medical Center understand this impact hair loss can have and are here to help you with an effective hair regeneration solution.
Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. Platelets are well-known for their clotting abilities, but they also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal.
The platelet-rich blood is drawn from the patient, plasma is separated in a centrifuge, and the injection is then positioned into the various locations around the scalp that are being targeted. The special, micro needle is extremely thin and the great majority of our patients report little to no pain.
PRP therapy is showing promising results for people who are experiencing hair loss. One study provides evidence that PRP may have a beneficial role in hair regrowth: The study randomly selected 23 patients with male-pattern hair loss to receive PRP treatment and others to receive a placebo.
The results of the study showed a significant increase in the average hair count in the treatment area after three months of the first treatment. In addition, hair density improved significantly in the treatment area compared to baseline.
Authors of the study note that the growth factors released from platelets may act on the cells of the hair follicles, stimulating the development of new follicles.
Generally, results will begin to transpire after the first two or three months, and will be most noticeable around the six-month mark.
PRP is an out-patient procedure, which means there is no surgery involved and downtime is minimal.
And, because the blood is drawn from the patient’s own body, the risk of complication or rejection is eliminated.
If you want hair growth using natural and minimally invasive methods, then look no further. Dr. Laila along with her highly experienced team at Vitality Medical Center offers the latest hair restoration solutions individualized to meet your unique needs using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
If you live or work in Tustin, or nearby areas of Orange County including Irvine or Santa Ana, call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about our PRP services including hair regeneration.