Baldness and thinning hair are a widespread issue for both men and women. One of the more promising, non-surgical hair restoration solutions that has emerged in recent years is PRP scalp injections.
Research has shown that hair follicles that stop generating hair may not necessarily be dead, but may only be lying injured, damaged or dormant.
It is possible to restore these follicles for hair re-growth, and this is where PRP scalp injections can help. Considerate and successful cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, who has a board certification in plastic surgery, provides PRP injection treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and cities in this region of the nation.
What is PRP?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is an advanced technique to promote speedy hair growth without involving plastic surgery. The procedure involves injecting the affected areas of the scalp with growth factors from the patient’s blood platelets to trigger new hair growth.
Similar to stem cell therapy, this growth factor injectable treatment can curb the process of hair loss and hair thinning, while helping in the production of new hair. According to researchers, the technique to use concentrated plasma in the hair scalp has achieved a high success rate already in all kinds of patients.
PRP Preparation and Usage
At the time of pre-op consultation for PRP injectable procedure, the expert will discuss various aspects of the treatment with the patient. Only autologous PRP will be used for hair restoration, which means that it will only be extracted from the patient’s own blood. A small amount of blood will be drawn from the patient and sent through a centrifugal process to separate the liquid and solid components.
Platelet activators such as collagen, thrombin and calcium may be added. PRP is the blood’s separated solid component. The treatment provider will then re-introduce this PRP into the affected area of the scalp using small injections. PRP is also sometimes combined with a hair transplant surgery for more effective outcomes.
PRP injections may be delivered in stages (at intervals of three to nine months) to stimulate thorough hair re-growth. The patient can notice visible improvement in about two to six months. Periodic follow-up treatments can help to maintain the improvements in the long term.
How does PRP Work?
Hair follicles absorb oxygen from the healthy tissue to survive. Researchers evaluating the effects of PRP injections for hair restoration say that when white blood cells and blood platelets are injected into the tissue through PRP, it helps promote the natural wound healing process in the body.
Some researchers also believe that PRP injections for the scalp are not only helpful in stimulating new follicle growth, but also to prevent hair loss.
Conditions treated with PRP Injections
PRP treatment can be used to address different types of hair loss, including:
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alpecia Areata
- Male Pattern Hair Loss
- Female Pattern Hair Loss
- Loss of hair due to metabolic conditions, medicinal side-effects, and iron deficiency
Profound and astute cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other neighborhoods and suburbs for PRP therapy.
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