PRP for Hair Loss: Everything You Should Know

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PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is an injection therapy that helps restore your lost hair. It trended on social media after Kim Kardashian tried the procedure on her skin and shared it with her followers. You probably can’t remember because it was called The Vampire Facial and not PRP on social media due to the nature of the treatment. In order to minimize wrinkles and fine lines on the face, a dermatologist uses a syringe to draw out your blood and inject it back into your face. That’s the facial aspect of the treatment; the same process is also carried out for hair loss.

Hair loss can happen to you at any age but it is more common among men and women above 50 years of age. Fortunately, you no longer have to worry so much about hair loss as PRP has proven to be a good hair loss solution.

How does PRP treatment work?

Your blood consists of two main components: plasma and red blood cells. The plasma contains platelets and white blood cells—both of which support new cell growth as they are rich in growth factors. To begin the PRP hair growth therapy, your dermatologist will draw out blood from your arm and put it in a centrifuge that will separate the plasma from the red blood cells. This plasma is then injected directly to your scalp—half inch across every area of thinning hair. The whole procedure shouldn’t take up to thirty minutes.

Why is PRP therapy a better option for you?

You are more likely to experience unpleasant complications when you try some alternative treatments available in the market. Not only do hair loss medications like minoxidil and finasteride often have inconsistent results, they sometimes come with side effects that include itching or dryness of the scalp and sexual dysfunction in men. And for hair transplantation: it is expensive, the recovery process takes too long and it leaves scars.

How fast will your hair grow after the treatment?                             

While the effects of the treatment usually vary on the basis of the underlying cause of hair loss, how long your hair loss have lasted for and your hair growth cycle, results should be noticeable within 3-6 months of treatment. It is advisable to avoid chemical hair treatments and hair products containing sulfates during the process of PRP treatment.

Are there any side effects?

There is little to no side effects associated with PRP—that’s one major reason it is growing in popularity. After treatment, you may only experience side effects like mild throbbing at the injection site, bruising, redness and infection.

Does PRP therapy work for everyone?

PRP treatment should be safe and effective for you if you don’t have underlying disorders like lupus or thyroid disease and if you are not on blood thinners.

In the hands of experienced beauty specialists like Beiamed, your hair will go back to what it used to be not long after you embark on our PRP therapy. You can reach us on (786) 953-5254 or head straight to our clinic at 2253 sw 22st Miami Florida 33145 to get started.