April 15, 2023

PRP Hair Restoration: The Non-Surgical Solution for Thicker, Fuller Hair


Hair loss is a problem that affects so many men and women across the globe. Whether the factors are age, stress, or just plain baldness- with the trouble and lapse in confidence it can cause it is worth finding a solution. Luckily, there are a lot of options for those suffering from hair loss, including PRP hair loss treatments. At the Hair Restoration Institute, we make it our goal to not only assist men and women who are combating hair loss but to make sure that they know all the options available to them to ensure they can choose the best treatment for themselves.
What Exactly Is PRP Hair Restoration? 
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma hair restoration, is a non-surgical treatment for hair restoration that stimulates hair growth through the use of plasma extracted from your blood and injected into the scalp. The plasma contains concentrated platelets that promote growth and healing throughout your scalp and allows follicles to regenerate. They help to stimulate the growth of hair and reverse some of the effects of hair loss in both men and women. Not only this, but it can help existing hair become thicker, so you get the benefit of stronger hair as well.
Who Is Eligible To Get PRP Hair Restoration?
Unless you are very far along in your hair loss, anyone experiencing it early on is eligible. Whether you’re experiencing male or female pattern baldness, stress-induced alopecia, or hair loss brought on by age, you can use platelet-rich plasma to reduce the issue. You can try it with another hair loss treatment if you are especially far along to try to combat it, but typically it is best to get it treated early on. You can also benefit from it especially well if you have recently had hair transplant surgery because these injections can help with fast healing and assist in the results of the surgery. Regardless of if you get surgery though, this is a great option for people looking for solutions to their hair loss. 
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
If you look at studies about people who got PRP hair restoration treatments while experiencing male and female pattern baldness, there is approximately a 31% increase in healthy, growing hair, and other studies have proven that the hair still growing becomes thicker and healthier. Really, there are a variety of studies that you could look at that proves the effectiveness of the treatment- which includes studies that compare the effectiveness of PRP to other hair loss treatments. A good example is when you compare PRP to treatments with minoxidil. When compared to treating hair loss with minoxidil, PRP has been proven to be more effective and yield better results. 
Here Is What You Can Expect During Your Procedure
First and foremost, the technician will need to collect a sample of your blood. Without it, they can not even begin the procedure. After this, the blood is placed into a centrifuge, which is a machine that uses centrifugal force to separate out specific components of what might be placed inside. In this case, it separates the plasma and platelets from the blood for use in your treatment. Then they may use a microneedling roller to stimulate your scalp, and then proceed to inject the plasma and platelets into the scalp. Anesthesia, though far from needed for the procedure, can also be provided if requested. 
The Potential Risks and Effects Of PRP Hair Restoration Treatments
When you get platelet-rich plasma treatments, there are a few potential side effects to consider. Though they are rare, and the procedure is low-risk and considered to be safe, it is still important to know the potential after-effects. Having your blood drawn can potentially leave you light-headed, and if injections and needles make you queasy then you will want to prepare by keeping yourself hydrated and having a snack or juice on hand. Soreness and light bruising are also normal after this procedure and will heal over time. One benefit to this process is that due to the plasma being extracted from your own body, rejection, and allergic reactions aren’t a concern. Some more mild side effects that have been reported among patients include headaches, itching, mild but temporary bleeding where the injections were performed, mild swelling, and scalp tenderness. 
Hopefully, you will be able to regain confidence and hair at the same time with a treatment like this. Losing your hair can feel devastating, so if you’re seeing signs of hair loss it is good to look into your options quickly, so you can get the most out of your hair loss treatments. You should never have to feel ashamed for something out of your control, but you can regain a sense of control over it when you opt for hair loss treatments. 
You can schedule a no-obligation, private consultation with us today if you find yourself dealing with hair loss. Just call the Hair Restoration Institute at 612-588-HAIR (4247) for your discreet and complimentary consultation. You can find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN.