Hair loss affects an astounding number of people in varying ways. Patches of missing hair and some recession of hair lines tends to be the most common symptoms that individuals experience.
The most amazing part of hair loss is that it affects women the same as men. The causes can range from stress, to age and genetics. These causes may cause hair loss that can be corrected.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy can reverse hair loss in certain patients by restoring the underlying cells responsible for a healthy scalp. This can effectively promote hair growth that is not only visible, but also fuller and more prominent than before.
Let’s take a look at PRP therapy and how it may be just what you need to correct hair loss.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP utilizes plasma, which comes from the blood and is responsible for promoting the growth and repair of cells throughout the body. Plasma allows for the body to repair damage in the veins, in skin cells, and around various parts of the body.
The problem with these platelets is that they tend to be restricted to the blood vessels. This makes them unable to repair an adequate amount of damage in the scalp, which in turn is what can lead to conditions where hair follicles begin to die.
PRP therapy extracts the platelets responsible for healing, then heightens their concentration within the plasma derived from your blood. This solution is injected directly into your scalp, where it can be used by your body to aid in the natural repair processes already present.
This helps to restore the scalp to a healthier state, which in turn promotes the growth of hair follicles that may be stunted due to poor growing conditions. Given time and proper care, this treatment can produce incredible results that last so long as you are able to maintain the health of your scalp.
Is PRP Therapy Enough to Reverse Hair Loss?
PRP therapy restores the quality of your scalp, the soil in the garden that is your hair. It encourages growth in the place where your hair should be able to grow. PRP treatment cannot reverse more than minor hair loss. It may require hair transplant or restoration surgery to produce tangible results in patients with receding hairlines, large patches of missing hair and other more severe conditions.
In patients with minor to moderate hair loss where some hair follicles are still present, PRP therapy may be enough to reverse hair loss.
Do You Need PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy can effectively reverse certain cases of hair loss, but it may not be the perfect treatment for every patient. This is why a careful evaluation from the experts at RidgeView Dermatology is necessary to ensure suitable results.
To learn more about what PRP therapy can do for you, call our office to schedule an appointment. We can assess your needs while using our experience to create the most effective plan for restoring your full head of hair.
RidgeView Dermatology proudly serves the Central Virginia area including Forest, Lynchburg and Smith Mtn. Lake!