Hair is an integral part of one’s persona. They add charm, grace and enhance your facial features. Sadly, hair loss is quite common among both genders due to various physiological reasons. Abnormal hair loss can result in baldness which is distressing for anyone suffering from it.
To reverse hair loss, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is being used worldwide. It is a relatively new treatment and it has shown significant success in treating hormone-induced male pattern baldness. Let us take a look at how PRP works and its effectiveness in treating hair loss.
Platelets are one of the three components of blood. They play the role of defenders and healers. Whenever we get a cut or injury, platelets rush to form a clot and recover the site of injury. PRP therapy for hair loss involves the following steps:
PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) therapy has been in practice since the 1980s for treating injured tendons, muscles, and skin rejuvenation. PRP treatment for hair loss is relatively new.
Male pattern baldness is caused due to unhealthy levels of a male hormone called androgen in the body. If a body has higher levels of androgen, it impacts the growth cycle of hair. The length of an individual hair’s growth cycle is decreased. As a result, the hair follicles shrink over time, and weaker and thinner hair and produced. With time, the hair follicle eventually dies and no new hair comes out. This results in androgenic alopecia.
PRP treatment is a long and on-going process. Three doses of treatment are required which are usually scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are also required every 4-6 months.
Research on PRP for hair loss is in preliminary phases. Results from the following studies indicate PRP has the ability to cure male pattern baldness:
If you are looking for more information regarding PRP, contact Missoula Wellness Medical Spa.