If you’re beginning to show signs of balding, or you’re noticing more hair around your pillow in the mornings, it may be time to look into a method of hair restoration.
One of the more popular methods for hair restoration is using the plasma that comes from your own body. PRP hair restoration uses a safe, natural building block of your body to stimulate the hair follicles into growing more hair, while making the surrounding hair follicles healthier.
What is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma” and it involves using your own genetic makeup to stimulate hair growth. The first step in this process is taking a small sample of blood. Once the blood is collected it’s put into a centrifuge and spun until the plasma is separated from the rest of the blood. This plasma is then collected and put into storage and can be used to help rejuvenate your face, or to stimulate hair growth.
Does This Process Hurt?
There are two parts of the process in which you might feel pain: The blood collection and the introduction of the plasma back into the system. While the blood collection isn’t complicated, it’s the same process used at a blood bank or your primary care physician, it does involve a shot. Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology will take the utmost care when extracting your blood, but there is the possibility for some initial pain to be felt, as well as some bruising or swelling happening later.
The second point of pain could occur when the plasma is put into the hair follicles. In order to stimulate hair growth, the plasma is injected directly in the hair follicle. Your doctor will use a numbing agent and make the process as painless as possible, but after the procedure is complete the head is often sore or sensitive to the touch.
What are the Benefits of using PRP for Hair Restoration?
The biggest benefit for using PRP for your hair restoration is the fact the plasma is coming from your own body. Using your body’s natural plasma reduces the chances of an allergic reaction or a rejection to basically zero. The plasma also strengthens the hair surrounding the injection site.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP?
As long as you’re a healthy adult who is able to withstand the act of blood being taken, PRP treatment can work for you! Because the plasma is naturally occurring, you never have to worry about an allergic reaction or your body rejecting the treatment.
PRP treatment is a new, safe and natural way to stimulate hair growth. Talk to a member of the Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today about using PRP for your hair’s restoration.