About 40 percent of men have visible hair loss by the time they hit age 35. For women, 40 percent experience noticeable hair loss by age 40. More than 80 million men and women are dealing with some type of hair loss. Although it’s common, that doesn’t make it any easier. Hair loss can affect your self-esteem and have a tremendous impact on your overall confidence. There are various reasons hair falls out, including alopecia and certain medications. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent it. While you may not be able to stop hair loss, that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. There is an innovative and non-surgical approach to treating hair loss for both men and women in New Jersey. Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration is an all-natural treatment that uses the patient’s own blood or “liquid gold” to regrow hair.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration has been used by doctors for years to accelerate healing within the body. PRP has a stimulating effect on hair follicles and helps to regrow your own hair. PRP treatment is derived from a person’s own blood platelets. PRP contains a number of growth factors that naturally stimulate cell repair and promote healing when injected. It’s been successfully used in various medical specialties, such as orthopedics, sports Medicine, neurosurgery, dermatology, plastic surgery, etc. PRP promotes tissue regeneration and repair to help patients who prefer a non-surgical hair restoration option.
How is PRP Used for Hair Loss?
PRP for hair loss isn’t a new concept. It’s a tried and true treatment for hair loss that has been used in hair restoration surgery since 2004. After the blood is drawn from a patient, it’s put into a machine that separates the platelets from the rest of the blood. The platelets are mixed to create a serum that is injected into the scalp, which stimulates follicles and improves the number of hairs per follicle. The procedure results in thicker, fuller, healthier hair. For patients who may not want to get a hair transplant yet, PRP is a great option. The National Library of Medicine reports a significant improvement in hair growth amongst patients who receive PRP treatment.
Are There Side Effects?
Lidocaine is typically used to numb the area beforehand, resulting in little to no pain. Some people experience mild soreness in the area after injection.
Since PRP is taken from one’s own blood, there is no risk of hypersensitivity or allergic reaction. It’s completely safe and simple.
How Long Before I See Results?
You can begin to see growth after just 3 months of PRP treatments, but for some patients, it can take 6-12 months. PRP is most effective when done as a series of treatments, usually every month to three months. However, Eternal Hair & Esthetics can create a custom treatment plan specifically for you.
If you are experiencing hair loss, Eternal Hair & Esthetics is here to help you restore your hair to its lush state. Whether you want to go the non-surgical route of PRP or opt for hair transplant surgery in NJ, our expert staff is ready to assist with exploring the best options for you. Contact us today to learn more about PRP for hair loss.