Millions of people are affected by hair loss. What used to be largely viewed as a “male” issue is now expanding into the female population, creating even more urgency to find solutions that meet the needs of a wider audience. We are pleased to offer innovative hair restoration treatment in our office near New Orleans. As the research findings on PRP hair restoration therapy continue to come in, more patients see the value in exploring this treatment option.
How PRP Hair Restoration Works
The idea to test PRP therapy on hair and skin originated after this technique has demonstrated excellent wound healing characteristics in sports medicine, orthopedics, and dentistry. PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, has been used for several years in such areas to facilitate post-operative healing, stimulate tissue regeneration, and even to mitigate the symptoms of conditions such as osteoarthritis. The restorative powers of this blood ingredient are now being used in aesthetic medicine offices around the world.
The process is simple. Blood is drawn, and then centrifuged, or spun in a special piece of equipment. While blood products are processed, numbing medication is applied to the scalp. Platelets, which contain important growth factors, are then strategically injected beneath the skin in areas of thinning or bald spots.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Loss
One of the primary reasons that more patients are considering PRP therapy to restore thickness and fullness to hair is because treatment is organic. The type of grafting that is done does not involve hair follicles, but blood product alone, intended to stimulate activity within failed follicles.
Of course, patients appreciate the opportunity to excite hair follicles without surgery. However, if any non-surgical treatment failed to produce benefits, it could not be called a success. The more data that is written about PRP hair restoration therapy, the stronger we feel about its benefits. According to available research, approximately 70% of patients experience some degree of improvement in hair growth. The sooner that treatment begins after the onset of hair loss, the better results seem to be.
Would you like to know more about PRP for hair loss? Contact us at (504) 378-2030.