Alopecia, also called “male pattern baldness” and “female hair loss” is the most common type of hair loss in both men and women. In fact, over 50% of men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by the age of 50. And, 80% of women will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 60. Most individuals view a full head of hair to represent attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally. Therefore, when hair loss becomes evident, frustration ensues and confidence and self-esteem are negatively affected.
Elysium Skin & Laser provides hope for those with thinning hair with the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Hair Rejuvenation treatments. PRP Hair Rejuvenation treatments are an innovative and safe way to treat patients dealing with hair loss. The treatment begins by withdrawing a patient’s own blood and spinning it down to separate the components. The PRP portion of the serum is then injected into the patient's scalp, stimulating natural hair growth.
What Is PRP?
PRP is platelet-rich plasma. This portion of the serum is highly concentrated in healing growth factors. These growth factors have the ability to jump-start dormant hair back into the growth stage and reduce miniaturization of the hair follicle. Therefore, when injected in high concentrations in the area of concern, new hair growth is stimulated.
Is PRP Hair Rejuvenation Treatment Right For You?
Studies show that PRP may be a safe and effective treatment option for both male and female pattern hair loss. It involves no downtime, allowing patients to resume most activities directly after their treatment. PRP works best when hair loss is in its early stages to stimulate dormant hair follicles to regrow. Unfortunately, “dead” hair follicles cannot be repaired and PRP will not provide any benefit. At that point, a hair transplant procedure may be a better option.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Many patients see results after 1 treatment. For optimal results, expect at least 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart. However, the total number of sessions varies per individual. Patients should expect to see a gradual increase in natural hair growth over the course of several months.
Pain-Free, Worry-Free Treatment
Most patients tolerate the procedure very well, although some treatment areas are more sensitive than others. To help prevent discomfort, numbing cream will be applied to the area being treated in advance. Treatment time varies but usually can be completed in an hour with little downtime after the procedure. Side effects are typically mild and may include temporary redness, itching, soreness, swelling, and skin peeling that may last 3-10 days following the procedure. The use of over-the-counter analgesics such as Tylenol and cool compresses for several hours after the treatment help reduce discomfort. All normal activities can typically be resumed the next day post-treatment. It is recommended to avoid excessive physical activity for at least 24hrs following treatment.
Who Shouldn't Get PRP Hair Rejuvenation Treatments?
The treatment is not recommended for people with the following conditions:
Those with active skin infections
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
People with bleeding disorders or are on blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin), etc.
Those with a history of developing keloid or hypertrophic scars
Those who heal poorly
People who have open wounds, cuts or abrasions in the area to be treated
Those who have used isotretinoin, or Accutane, within the last three months
People who have had radiation treatments within the past year
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