Hair loss and thinning are common problems across all genders, but it is more predominant in men and can start to develop in their late twenties. In speaking to my patients, I have found that hair loss and thinning has caused them distress and negatively impacted their self esteem.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been found to restore hair growth when hair loss results from androgenic alopecia, which simply means that the hair follicle has begun to shrink. PRP contains growth factors and proteins that accelerates tissue repair. The concentrated platelets are injected into the scalp and heal the hair follicles.
In 2019, an article was published in the journal, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a systematic review was carried out that focused on 11 research papers that included 262 participants with androgenic alopecia. According to the researchers, injections of PRP reduced hair loss and increased the diameters of hairs and the density of hair growth.
Another systematic review, which is featured in Dermatologic Surgery, looked at 19 studies investigating PRP as a treatment for hair loss. This was a larger study and included 460 people. According to these authors, most of the studies reported that PRP treatments led to hair regrowth in people with androgenic alopecia.
At my clinic I use the Eclipse PRP System, which eliminates nearly all of the red and white blood cells, while sparing the majority of the platelets. This is significant, because the technology of the medical device produces a remarkably high concentration of PRP, with a low inflammatory profile.
A series of four treatments is required. Each treatment is one month apart. Maintenance treatments are usually every six months once the hair loss is under control. For a free consultation, book an appointment and we can discuss the best treatment plan for you: https://thepurglow.janeapp.com