Discover PRP therapy as a hair fall out treatment in Westlake, OH
Shedding some hair daily is normal for everyone. However, excessive hair loss is a concern for men and women. It may start with just a few hairs falling out and progress to bald spots or a widening part. When hair loss occurs, the team at Associates in Dermatology in Westlake, OH offers PRP as a hair fall out treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately five times as many platelets that are found in natural blood. Our blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets make up about one percent of the blood. They serve to promote healing and to help with clotting. The platelets contain growth factors that promote cell regeneration in the skin and hair.
PRP therapy has been part of the medical world for years but has recently gained popularity for cosmetic purposes such as hair restoration and skin rejuvenation. It builds upon the body’s amazing healing abilities. The benefits of platelets and regeneration of tissue have brought about a revolutionary treatment for hair loss. Since platelets help with blood clotting, it is a key to the body’s ability to heal wounds. The concept behind PRP therapy is that increasing the platelet count in a wound area improves the body’s healing capacity in that area. Injecting PRP uses a patient’s blood to heal itself. The PRP can be harvested and injected back into treatment areas such as the scalp, eyebrows, scars, lines, and wrinkles to promote healing.
PRP for hair regrowth
Hair goes through cycles of growth and rest. Generally, the growth phase lasts two to three years, resting occurs for three to four months, the hair falls out, and the growth phase begins again. These cycles vary for each patient. The hair growth cycle can be disrupted for various reasons including a hormonal imbalance or irritations of the scalp. Patients may notice fine, short strands of hair. Then, the hair falls out and stops growing.
Hair strands grow and are supported by follicles. When the hair follicles are healthy, the hair grows in a healthy, natural way. The follicles survive on the nutrition they get from the blood supply. Damaged follicles can be treated with platelet-rich plasma. This allows the body’s natural healing mechanism to rejuvenate the follicles for healthy hair growth. These growth factors create or stimulate new follicles. Blood circulation to the area is improved so more vital nutrients are available. The thickness and health of the hair shaft are improved.
PRP therapy uses the body’s natural healing process. Nutrients in the blood promote healing and rejuvenation. The procedure uses the patient’s blood which is then placed in a centrifuge and spun. This process separates the plasma from the rest of the blood. The PRP is harvested and injected back into the scalp where hair has fallen out. PRP therapy is an effective treatment for hair loss in men and women.Back to Hair Loss Page