Hair loss and hair thinning affects millions of people across the globe. As per studies, in the United States alone, an estimated 50 million men and 30 million women suffer from androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness. However, thanks to advances in technology and medical studies over the past few decades, hair loss patients now have access to various hair restoration treatments. One such evolving treatment option that has been picking up momentum over the years is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. Backed by research, PRP is a promising therapy, giving hope to millions of patients suffering from all types of hair loss.
How Does PRP Help in Growing Hair?
Platelet-rich Plasma is essentially a concentrate derived from the blood and is packed with vital proteins and regenerative cells. When injected into damaged tissue, PRP can have a restoring effect. However, to boost the effectiveness of the plasma, it needs to be processed and filtered to separate the platelet-rich plasma from white and red blood cells in the blood. For this process, the patient’s own blood is drawn and processed in a device known as a centrifuge. Once filtered, the plasma content with valuable protein is collected in a syringe and injected into the portion of the scalp with hair loss. The PRP injection stimulates hair growth by promoting blood supply to the follicles and supplying proteins to the scalp that enhance cell growth.
Studies have also proved the effectiveness of PRP hair loss treatment. As per a 2015 study, 10 patients who took PRP injections for 3 months experienced positive changes in the density and thickness of their hair. However, PRP treatments may not be useful for people who have lost all or most of their hair.
How Many PRP Sessions Are Necessary for Maximum Hair Growth?
If you are considering a PRP treatment therapy to treat your hair loss, one of the most common questions you may have could be about the number of PRP sessions you would need to see optimum results. The resolution to this query will largely depend on the individual’s personal traits and a few factors such as overall health, the extent of hair loss, etc. If the hair loss is extreme, it will take at least three sessions to achieve significant hair growth. Most hair loss patients need at least 3 sessions for optimal results, with each session scheduled a month apart. PRP treatment is not only completely safe but is also convenient, ensuring minimal disruption to the patient’s daily life.
PRP Therapy for Thick, Natural-Looking Results
The results of the PRP therapy are visible in the first 3-4 weeks. However, as a part of the complete treatment process, after their initial rounds of treatment, once the hair starts growing, patients need to attend additional follow-up sessions once every 4-6 months to ensure a successful outcome. This is done to boost the effects of the therapy and ensure a successful outcome.
Are you looking for the best treatment course for your hair loss? Book an appointment with our team of experts at the Mane Center for Advanced Hair Restoration today! We have the most experienced and skilled hair loss specialists to guide you with suitable treatment measures.
Dr. Douglas Burka is a Board Certified General Surgeon who completed his fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC. As the founder of the Mane Center for Advanced Hair Restoration, Maryland, Dr. Burka’s goal is to assist patients suffering from hair loss to regain their confidence. Since hair restoration is a major decision for most patients, his clinic follows a strict “no sales pressure” policy. Reputed as a highly-skilled and knowledgeable surgeon, he and his team of expert medical professionals provide superior and personalized hair loss treatment to patients.