PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is a revolutionary therapy that makes use of the plasma from your own blood to rejuvenate the skin and hair, particularly for treating hair loss and even male and female pattern baldness.
Let’s take a closer look into this groundbreaking treatment.
PRP: What is it?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is extracted from your own blood. The treatment provider draws a sample and then puts it through a centrifuge to separate platelet cells from the other components of the blood, thus obtaining the PRP.
Platelets are rich in growth factors and stem cells, which help accelerate the wound healing and overall rejuvenation.
PRP Therapy for hair rejuvenation
Growth factors and stem cells present in the PRP help rejuvenate the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles.
This, in turn, facilitates healthier growth and in some cases, revives dormant hair follicles to restore a fuller head of hair.
Benefits of PRP therapy for the hair
The PRP therapy offers the following benefits that are especially suitable for patients seeking hair rejuvenation:
- Revives dormant hair follicles
- Triggers healthier hair growth
- Helps speed up the hair growth cycle
- Increases the quantity of hair growth to produce the appearance of fuller hair
What to expect from PRP hair rejuvenation
Our hair restoration experts at LUXE Medical Aesthetics start the process by examining your scalp first to observe the extent of baldness or thinning hair. We’ll also review your medical history to determine the possible causes and to see if you’re a good candidate for the treatment.
As for the treatment itself, it’s a fairly straightforward procedure. To begin, our trained and licensed experts draw a sample of your blood. This is then spun at a high speed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other components, resulting in a largely amplified number of platelets in the resulting substance. This is then injected into the scalp dermis using very fine needles.
It may take five or more treatments spaced a month or so apart to produce the desired results. New hair growth and thickening strands are usually seen within the first 2 months after the initial treatment.
Who is an ideal candidate for PRP?
An ideal candidate for a PRP treatment is someone who:
- Is in the early stages of hair thinning or hair loss
- Wants to enhance the strength and volume of their hair
- Is in overall good health
Still, it’s best to consult with an expert beforehand if this treatment is suitable for you or not.
Advantages of PRP vs. other therapies
The following are some of the advantages of getting a PRP treatment for hair loss versus a hair transplant, etc.:
- 100% natural
There are no chemicals or toxins involved, and only blood from the patient’s own body is used, ensuring minimal risks or side effects.
Unlike hair or scalp transplants, PRP hair restoration treatments don’t require surgery or downtime.
- More affordable
Again, as compared to hair or scalp transplants, PRP hair restoration isn’t as expensive.
At Luxe, we have helped countless patients successfully restore their crowning glory through safe and effective means. Call our office today to learn more about PRP hair restoration.
Keralase is a revolutionary new treatment for hair loss (improved over PRP) using Lutronic Ultra laser and KeraFactor. KeraFactor serum has proprietary biometric synthetic versions of growth factors and proteins which promote hair growth. Ultra alone showed significant improvements in scalp revitalization.
Lutronic Ultra laser creates tiny “microchannels” in the scalp which help to increase the absorption of KeraFactor. KeraFactor is then applied and massaged into the scalp. There is minimal pain, no bleeding, and no downtime. No needles or shots are required.
WHY IS KERAFACTOR BETTER THAN PRP?
KeraFactor has highly concentrated levels of growth hormones and proteins that specifically boost hair growth and affects all 4 stages of the hair life cycle. Kerafactor is coated with nano-liposomes which aid its absorption, allowing for enhanced delivery of growth hormones directly to the hair follicles. Each nano-liposome contains thousands of each specific growth factor.
Platelets have variable amounts of growth factors depending on the genetics and health conditions of the person. Platelets also contain growth factors that actually inhibit hair growth. Platelet therapy requires a blood draw, centrifuge, followed by multiple injections into the scalp. Even after numbing medication, the injections can be painful and lead to bruising or hematomas.