Initially, doctors used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat osteoarthritis pain in the 1980s. Since then, scientists discovered that a patient’s plasma can help regrow their own hair and make it thicker and fuller.
Our skilled team of specialists at Dolce Vida Med Spa in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut, offer PRP therapy for men and women of all ages. This treatment for hair growth is an exciting and innovative way to make you feel your best when you look in a mirror.
The basics of PRP therapy
Your blood contains many components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Your platelets are very special, because they contain growth factors that help support healing.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, which is a type of regenerative medicine, amplifies your body’s natural ability to heal by extracting platelets from your blood and injecting them into areas that need healing. By injecting a fresh supply of platelets into an area that needs healing, this will help boost your body’s ability to grow new tissue and repair damaged tissue.
PRP therapy for hair loss
If PRP treatment sounds a little complex, you might be surprised to learn that this groundbreaking procedure is quick and nearly painless. In fact, you can even schedule a PRP injection on your lunch break.
During this minimally invasive outpatient procedure, your provider at Dolce Vida Med Spa takes some of your blood. Next, they place your blood inside a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood’s components.
Then they inject the platelet serum into your scalp to provide a fresh supply of platelets to help repair issues with the hair growing process. The number of injections you may need will depend on your specific case and the extent of your hair loss.
The benefits of PRP therapy
Because the procedure uses your own blood, your body should readily accept the treatment. In one study, no side effects were noted and most participants improved their hair count. And because the only thing involved is a needle, there will be no scars, you won’t need any recovery time, and no one will know you’re getting treated.
This procedure is done at the office and can be performed at a time that fits your schedule. And because the procedure is quick, you won’t need to carve out a large portion of your day to get your treatment.
If you’re losing hair and you want to see if PRP therapy can help you get your hair back, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dolce Vida Med Spa today.