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Defeat Hair Thinning Naturally Without Surgery
PRP Hair Therapy works on the basis on utilizing growth factors within the platelets. Seven growth factors exist in normal platelets. The growth factors enter the hair bulb circulation and stimulate the stem cells. This leads to changes in the follicle. Hair loss is one of the most disappointing cosmetic issues that can happen to both men and women. Hair loss can lead to a drastic deterioration in confidence. For those that are looking to reverse the effects of hair loss, PRP therapy is a useful option.
P R P Hair Restoration Process
A small amount
of blood is drawn
Plasma is separated
in the centrifuge
P R P is concentrated
The concentrated P R P is
injected into the scalp
Hair growth scale
What Is The Process?
The PRP procedure is very straight forward. During the initial consultation Dr. Rapaport will examine your hairline and order blood tests to determine your current state of health and the likely reasons for hair loss. After the results arrive, Dr. Rapaport will advise on the treatment options and the number of procedures. During the hair restoration procedure, Dr. Rapaport will draw a small amount of your blood and prepare the concentrated platelet-rich plasma in a PRP centrifuge. In the next step your scalp will be treated with a topical anesthesia. Then Dr. Rapaport will inject the PRP in the areas where you desire hair growth. There will be a few sessions spread one month apart. Hair growth will be noticeable in a few weeks from the first treatment and will keep improving over the course of treatment.
Is PRP Backed By FDA?
One should note that although the process itself, including the device for separating plasma, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Injecting into the scalp to treat hair loss has not yet been reviewed. However, Dr. Rapaport noted, PRP has already been used effectively and safely in many other medical fields. These fields include, but are not limited to, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, Oral Surgery and Neurosurgery.
PRP does not work for all types of hair loss. It is important that patients are correctly evaluated by Dr. Rapaport who is a hair expert prior to commencing therapy to determine if they are candidates.
What Are the Active Ingredients of PRP?
Below is a compilation of cells within PRP that promote the hair growth:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) – promotes the replication of cells, formation of skin and growth in blood vessels
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) – promotion of matrix growth between the cells and metabolism of the bone
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – promotes the formation of blood vessels
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) – promotes the differentiation of cell growth, the formation of blood vessels and collagen formation
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) – promotion of specialized cell growth and the formation of blood vessels
- IGF Growth Factor – in normal physiology, this is a special regulator in almost every type of cell and their growth
Who Is A Good Candidate For PRP?
The best candidates for PRP treatment are those that do not have a history of Telogen Effluvium or scarring Alopecia.
PRP Therapy is a great option for many men and women that are looking to restore their confidence and to regain a lush head of hair. Before getting PRP Therapy done, it is important to conduct careful research and to also consult with an experienced physician regarding your choice. Overall, this procedure is a safe and natural option for many individuals.
In addition, you also want to keep in mind that PRP is still being analyzed as a means to restore hair growth and to reverse thinning in men and women. Therefore, there can be no claim that PRP therapy 100% promotes hair growth. In addition, FDA has not approved the treatment.
How Effective Is PRP?
When considering the wide range of products available on the market for hair regrowth, PRP is arguably the most effective of them. Keep in mind that there is never a guarantee of success and that your results may vary on the individual basis. Given this, PRP is still a highly effective non-invasive procedure for hair regrowth through follicle stimulation. Through reversal of thinning and strengthening of follicle structure, PRP strengthens growth of new hair in most hair loss patients.
Cure For Baldness. Is There a Hope?
While PRP is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). It offers significant benefits for hair loss sufferers. The genetic medical problem will always remain. However, there is evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenic Alopecia and works to increase hair density.
PRP Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments are required?
Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, your provider may recommend several treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest maintenance treatments 2-4 times per year.
Is the PRP for hair restoration process time consuming?
No, collecting the PRP usually only takes 10-15 minutes. And the PRP treatment itself is even faster. It often takes as little as 3-5 minutes.
Does the procedure hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, most physicians utilize effective anesthetic solutions, such as cold ambient air or a topical analgesic to minimize any potential discomfort. Talk to your physicians about the right option for you.
Your Decision About PRP
PRP therapy is a suitable alternative to hair surgery. In preparation for the PRP therapy, it is vital that you consult with Dr. Rapaport. Generally, the PRP procedure is a safe and effective option for those seeking to stop hair loss and regrowth thick and healthy hair. Please call us today for your office consultation to determine if PRP is the right option for YOU.