PRP for Hair Loss: How Your Own Plasma Can Regrow Your Hair
You may have heard of PRP hair loss therapy and wondered how your blood could possibly be used to regrow hair that has begun to thin or shed. At The Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh, we routinely use this incredible treatment to help men and women who suffer from hair loss, and we are happy to answer your questions and dispel any mystery.
What is PRP?
Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, and it helps move your blood cells and other components throughout your body. Platelets are tiny cells within your blood that help your cells heal and trigger cellular regeneration, and they are sent in high concentrations to any wounds or injuries your body sustains. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and is a serum made by filtering and treating a sample of your blood to create plasma with a very high concentration of platelets.
PRP has many uses in modern medicine, including:
- Healing injuries
- Restoring and regenerating skin
- Helping to regrow and regenerate hair follicles
How does PRP work to regrow your hair?
PRP hair restoration therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves just a few steps:
- First, we draw a small sample of your blood to use in creating the PRP needed for the treatment
- Once the PRP is processed, we carefully inject it directly into the target areas of your scalp that are suffering from thinning hair or at the early stages of hair loss
- Once the injections are complete, we clean your scalp and provide you with complete aftercare instructions.
The PRP injections stimulate the hair follicles under your scalp to undergo cellular regeneration that results in improved hair growth. Within weeks patients who undergo PRP hair restoration therapy experience thicker, fuller, hair if in the early stages of hair loss. If you are considering a hair transplant, PRP hair restoration therapy can also be used to enhance and promote new hair growth from transplanted hair follicles.
We are here to help
If you have any further questions or would like to see if PRP hair restoration is right for you, contact our office at (412) 275-4785. We are happy to schedule a consultation and analysis to answer all your questions and give you the best, most workable solution to restore a healthier, fuller head of hair.