Millions of women suffer from hereditary hair loss and hair thinning due to pregnancy, menopause, stress and other health problems. Out of these millions of women merely 5 percent are considered as good candidates for hair transplant surgery. Luckily, there is a new procedure for women that shows tangible results. Platelet-rich plasma (P.R.P.) is an hour long treatment that stimulates dormant hair follicles.
Blood is drawn from patients, placed and spun in a centrifuge that separates the platelets (or plasma) from other blood cells, thus also increasing the concentration of platelets. A number of nutrients are added and injected in a grid-like fashion on top of the scalp. Of course, anesthetics are also employed.
Human blood comprises of mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products. These cells and products encompass vital and unique growth qualities, which aid tissue regeneration and healing. P.R.P therapy has previously been used for skin and wound healing.
Within only two to three treatments, new hair growth can be spotted with this new therapy. With 1 month of an interval, the procedure requires maintenance 3-6 months for significant results. P.R.P has shown minimal side effects and inconvenience. While fewer women suffer from hair loss, the hair loss in women tends to be more severe and less socially accepted, not to mention, fewer medical solutions are offered and designed for women. This is once again where P.R.P differs. This procedure has shown better results in women than men as women with genetic hair loss are more likely to have more inflammatory cells around the follicles. This is of course not to say that the procedure is only for women. This hair loss therapy also has positive results on men.
Doctors recommend women to turn to P.R.P as soon as thinning occurs for optimal and speedier results. The denser the hair prior to the procedure, the better the results.
P.R.P. is a simple, non-surgical procedure that merely employs multiple injections via approximately one hour sessions at least twice a year. P.R.P is safe and reliable with a speedy recovery period of a few hours. This hair loss therapy is natural without the many harmful ingredients found in conventional hair loss products and procedures.