There are various types of hair loss, the most common being patterned baldness or thinning hair in regional locations on the scalp. This is caused by follicles that stay in a resting phase. They are no longer periodically creating hair cells. The damage to the follicle is linked to aging factors, but these follicles can be stimulated to once again go into growth phase. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a prepared solution that can rejuvenate hair follicles and boost the production of hair strands in areas where patterned baldness is experienced.
We serve the entire Miami, FL area including all of Dade County. We are happy to discuss your situation and explain how PRP can help restore a more natural look to your scalp, namely a better head of hair.
How PRP Works
Blood platelets contain special growth factors including proteins that act as molecular signaling agents. When we injure ourselves, the subsequent bleeding allows the platelets to clot the blood. At the same time, they are useful as a first-line nutrient source for the creation of healthy replacement tissue.
Platelet-rich plasma is created by taking a small amount of blood from the individual’s arm and spinning it rapidly in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red cells. Some of the plasma is also removed, the resulting liquid being mostly platelets in a small amount of plasma. This is made into a fibrin mix solution and injected beneath the skin surface.
The concentration of platelets signals injury even though an injury has not occurred. If the treatable area contains damaged follicles, the result is a boost of nutrients as the body responds to the injection of such a high amount of platelets. The follicles come out of their seemingly permanent dormant phase and once again produce cells that die, connect together, and form hair strands.
Combined With Microneedling
We have found that microneedling in combination with PRP injections can significantly accelerate the rejuvenation of hair follicles. It isn’t always necessary, but after consulting with the client, we may recommend it. Microneedling the scalp is followed by injecting the PRP mix or rubbing it directly into the microchannels created by the microneedling procedure.
We will generally schedule multiple treatments with a healing period in between. The results aren’t immediate. In fact, it will take up to three months for most clients to notice increased hair strand growth. However, the wait is worth it.
The results of this type of treatment aren’t considered permanent. The affected follicles may indeed go back to a near-permanent resting phase after a year or two. However, the procedure can be repeated as often as necessary.
The benefits include increased hair growth without the need for follicle transplant. In other words, it is far less invasive than the transplanting of follicle-rich skin layers. This type of hair restoration also doesn’t require the use of prescription hair creams or salves, some of which can actually damage the skin layers and cause a more severe problem.
Get More Information On Platelet-Rich Plasma
We are here to help in Miami, FL. You can restore your hair growth simply by letting your own blood do the work. Keep in mind also that you have the option of adding Acell (a powder that is dissolved into to the PRP) to the PRP as a way to augment the response, such that the resulting hair growth and fullness is even more robust than using the PRP by itself. Contact Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine today to find out more and to schedule your no-obligation consultation.