Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Natural Hair Growth
Could the tools to regrow your hair already be in your own body? With PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy, the answer could very well be, yes! In PRP treatments, cells from your own blood are extracted, and enriched to stimulate hair growth by injecting it directly into your scalp. Vital components in your blood help your hair to grow naturally without surgery, toxins or other potentially harmful methods. If you’ve been let down by other hair growth approaches and have resigned yourself to thinning hair, PRP could be the solution.
Advantages of PRP for Hair Growth
Benefits of PRP are numerous. Compared to other methods, you will typically have a higher rate of success with more natural, consistent results. Primary advantages also include:
Real hair growth stimulated by products within your own blood
No toxins or chemicals
Nonsurgical and noninvasive
Fast and convenient, treatments take about an hour
Very little discomfort or side-effects
Reliable, natural-looking results
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
The building blocks for creating better hair growth, speeding healing and repairing aging or damaged skin are held within your blood. By separating the platelets, which contain essential proteins, blood products and mesenchymal stem cells and concentrating them, we’re able to give you a higher dose of your body’s own restorative properties. It’s what your body would do naturally, if it could willfully direct a focused amount of its own blood to problem areas. This means it’s not only safe, but produces more natural results.
What to Expect During PRP Therapy
PRP therapy is a fast, painless and nonsurgical treatment which can be performed in just about an hour. First, your problem area will be found and analyzed, then medical grade photos will be taken. The blood sample you provide is carefully handled with sterile equipment and methods in to remove and treat platelets so they can be concentrated. This is then analyzed by a hematology system to record how much the platelets have been increased. We often combine the concentrated sample with Extracellular Matrix or ECM to get longer lasting results.
Once your sample is ready, we prep your scalp with both an antiseptic to ward off infection and an anesthetic to entirely numb the area for a completely pain-free experience. We then precisely target your weak follicle areas with small, precise injections of PRP. Both electronic microneedling and Low-Level Laser Therapy are used to complete the session.
After the Treatment: Side-effects are minimal and typically only involve some pinkness around the hairline/forehead. Some patients (around 15%) may experience swelling which will become visible by the next day but will resolve itself within 48 hours.
How Quickly Can I expect Results?
On a micro-level, you’ll be able to see improvements in the follicles in as little as three months. However, to see the difference with your naked eye, it may take from 6 to 12 months. When PRP is used alone, treatments typically need to be done about once every two months, with increasing results each time. However, adding an ECM makes the results better and last longer, often only requiring additional treatment after a year.
Can PRP Be Used with Other Treatments?
Yes, PRP can be used with other methods and is not intended to replace options like Minoxidil or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers. These FDA approved treatments and/or hair transplant surgery can often be used in conjunction with PRP for even better results.
Is PRP Therapy Safe?
Unlike many other hair growth products and remedies, PRP has been used in medical procedures for over two decades with proven effectiveness. In both the U.S. and Europe, peer-reviewed medical articles and studies have been published regarding the safety and usefulness of PRP. Used extensively in a variety of applications, including oral surgery, cosmetic surgery, wound healing, and orthopedics, PRP has also shown promising results in hair growth for many patients. Since PRP is made from your own blood, there is very little chance of infection, allergic reaction or any other ill-effects.
Side-effects are extremely unlikely when PRP is used for hair-growth and typically involves little more than some lingering numbness and redness of the scalp for a few hours. Your only real risk comes from getting the procedure done by inexperienced technicians using antiquated machinery. When this happens, you won’t get as reliable of results and will run a higher risk of side-effects like swelling or infection. Infection, specifically, can be the result of too many microneedling treatments that are not spaced far enough apart.
However, when done properly, PRP is painless and very low risk. Since the main components come right from your own blood there is little to no chance of infection, allergic reaction or rejection by your body.
Getting started with PRP for hair growth is easy. Call Canada MedLaser Clinics at (855) 633-7721 to schedule a no-obligation consultation where your hair and follicles will be professionally evaluated to determine your ability to be helped by this form of therapy. While the majority of hair loss sufferers can have their condition improved by PRP, some blood conditions and hair loss causes will limit its effectiveness. At CanadaMed Laser, we thoroughly examine each patient before recommending treatment so you can be assured of getting optimal results.