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What Makes PRP Such an Effective Treatment for Hair Restoration?

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You probably already know that specialists at Aesthetic Lab in Modesto and Turlock, California, offer many innovative treatments to remove unwanted hair, but did you know we can also restore hair growth in thinning or balding sections of your scalp?

Gifty Aidoo, FNP-C, and Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, provide hair restoration services for natural, renewed hair growth using regenerative platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

This hair restoration treatment is an excellent option if you’re experiencing hair thinning or losing your natural hair. Hair restoration revives natural hair growth from your scalp using plasma from your own blood. Here’s how it works.

How PRP therapy works for hair restoration

PRP therapy is a treatment that uses your own body’s repair power to improve hair growth. 

Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are among your blood’s components. The platelets in your body are essential and unique to you because they contain growth factors that facilitate healing.

PRP enhances your body’s natural healing ability by taking platelets from your blood and injecting them into areas that need a curative boost. Injecting a fresh supply of platelets into places where hair is thinning helps your body grow new tissue and repair damaged tissue.

Using a thin needle, your provider injects PRP from your own blood directly into the scalp. Growth factors in your blood cells become active and naturally encourage hair growth by stimulating inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. The injections also increase blood flow to the scalp to nourish dead and dying hair follicles.

What happens after PRP treatment?

PRP therapy uses the body’s self-healing powers. As soon as your provider injects the plasma into your scalp, growth factors, proteins, and other nutrients are released, which act on the hair follicles or hair roots immediately after the procedure. The growth factors work hard to “heal” the body in the following days and weeks.

Hair follicles are tiny sacs of cells and connective tissue surrounding each hair root anchored in the scalp. PRP contains growth factors, platelets, stem cells, cytokines, and other elements that stimulate the scalp’s growth of new blood vessels. These vessels bring fresh oxygen and nutrients, nourishing and strengthening hair follicles. As a result, hair strands are thicker. 

PRP not only nourishes existing follicles but can stimulate the growth of new roots in the scalp. In this way, PRP has a dual approach to hair loss, reducing the rate of hair loss and the development of new follicles. Growth factors continue to promote cell growth and cell division to ensure sustainable hair regeneration. 

Benefits of PRP treatment for hair restoration

One of the most significant benefits of using PRP therapy to restore hair loss is a noticeable lack of side effects. Unlike many other therapies, PRP treatment uses your own blood, so we don’t introduce any foreign bodies into your body. 

The PRP injections are safe, and because it’s a minimally invasive procedure, you don’t have to worry about cuts, stitches, or scars. This greatly reduces the risk of infection. And, unlike surgery, you don’t experience the pain associated with tissue trauma. 

There is no downtime required after receiving a PRP injection, so you can go about your business after your appointment. 

Do you have questions about hair restoration using PRP therapy?

Using PRP is a great hair loss treatment option. It’s effective in increasing hair count and hair thickness and promoting the growth phase of the hair cycle. The result is fuller, healthier-looking hair, which can do a lot for your confidence. 

We’re committed to creating personalized hair restoration treatment plans using PRP therapy. Call Aesthetic Lab today or book an appointment online to talk more about PRP therapy and what we can do for you.

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