HealthGAINS PRP results are incredibly long-lasting compared to other hair loss treatments on the market. Although there are no existing permanent solutions to combating hair loss, PRP treatments are considered a long-lasting approach to promoting hair growth. Many individuals who have undergone PRP treatment maintain their results with follow-ups once a year after the initial set of treatments.
Clinical trials have shown that PRP injections provide better and longer-lasting results compared to oral drugs like Minoxidil, which is prescribed to treat male pattern baldness, which accounts for 95% of hair loss in men. Results can vary depending on how the patient’s body responds to the treatment, but HealthGAINS has achieved very desirable results using PRP injections to treat thinning hair.
Defining optimal wellness for each person can seem incredibly overwhelming. There are a wide variety of treatments available to address a long list of conditions or health considerations. One of the most common conditions that HealthGAINS doctors discuss with their patients is hair loss and whether PRP results are permanent. If someone is starting to lose their hair or has been combatting hair loss for some time, then they know how emotionally tiring it can be to figure out a long-lasting solution that gives them back a natural-looking head of hair.
One treatment that may be a good fit for treating hair loss is Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP. Many individuals are drawn to this treatment approach because it doesn’t require expensive surgery or involve taking drugs.
How PRP Works to Fight Hair Loss
The first step in PRP hair loss treatment is to take a sample of the patient’s blood. Using a machine called a centrifuge, platelets and stem cells are harvested from the patient’s blood sample. Platelets are a type of blood cell that the patient’s body releases when it needs to heal itself and to generate new cells.
Once we have developed an injectable solution from the patient’s blood sample, we can use it to stimulate new cell growth in their scalp, which in turn promotes hair growth. Once injected, the PRP solution stimulates thicker, stronger hair growth. Some studies suggest that PRP can even encourage the scalp to grow more hair overall.
Everyone’s body reacts slightly differently to PRP treatment for hair loss. To begin, the patient will undergo a series of treatments. After that, many patients find that they only need to have a touch up completed once a year to maintain their desired results. Some patients require more frequent follow-ups than others. Returning from an occasional treatment is a small price to pay for the ability to have a full head of natural-looking hair that doesn’t require daily medications.
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How PRP Compares to Other Hair Loss Treatments
One of PRP’s key distinguishing factors compared to other hair loss treatments is that PRP is developed from the patient’s own blood. Many patients prefer this route because it does not involve the introduction of a drug or require painful and costly surgery.
There are a few other treatment approaches for hair loss on the market like topical ointments that are applied to the scalp or oral drugs. These can have risks that are not currently associated with PRP. For example, some oral medications like Minoxidil can cause scalp dryness, scaling, burning, and itching. It can also lead to swelling, chest pain, faintness, and difficulty breathing. Another common drug used to treat hair loss is Finasteride. This medication is only used to treat men. In men, side effects include chills, confusion, and cold sweats. It can also lead to decreased libido or an inability to maintain an erection. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should avoid handling the tablets in any way because the medication can cause birth defects in male babies.
PRP is also a relatively quick treatment. In most cases, treatments last 60 to 90 minutes in a HealthGAINS office. This can be a much easier approach compared to remembering to take a medication every day or to apply a messy topical ointment. Best of all, PRP leads to very natural-looking hair growth. This can be a major relief for patients who have had bad experiences with unwanted hair growth through the use of other treatments.
HealthGAINS Can Create a Customized Plan for Interested Parties
Figuring out which treatment is right for an individual wanting to treat hair loss can be overwhelming. HealthGAINS doctors specialize in providing customized treatment plans that target the issues and conditions that are important to each patient, including hair loss. They have provided customized treatment to patients from around the world at our state-of-the-art facilities.
A HealthGAINS doctor will walk each patient through the process and answer any questions the patient may have about PRP treatments, including whether PRP results are permanent. Parties interested in learning more about PRP treatments can call (305) 682-1818 to speak to a HealthGAINS advisor.