There are little to no known side effects of a PRP injection based on medical research. PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapies have been used for many years and in a variety of different contexts. This can be a huge relief to patients who may have avoided other types of hair loss treatments due to concerns about the potential side effects. The treatments only take between 60 to 90 minutes in the HealthGAINS office and provide natural-looking results. With PRP injections, there is no need to continue feeling self-conscious about hair loss.
No matter how successful someone may be in life, hair loss can rob someone of their confidence and become a distraction both in professional and social settings. Although hair loss is common in men and women, it is not something that one must simply accept. There are various treatments for hair loss, but sometimes it can be hard to know which one is right for each person. The HealthGAINS team is available to help interested parties explore hair loss options.
Side Effects of Other Hair Loss Treatments
PRP treatment could be the answer for those looking to regain the self-confidence that comes with having a full head of natural-looking, healthy hair. Those who have tried other hair loss treatments may be aware of two common alternative hair loss treatments: Minoxidil and Finasteride.
Some of the common side effects associated with Minoxidil include an itchy scalp, dandruff, burning, and irritated skin. More serious side effects include lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, ankle, hands, face, or stomach swelling, weight gain, and rapid heartbeat.
Finasteride is an oral prescription drug taken once a day to treat hair loss for men only. It has been linked to fertility issues in women who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant. Merely handling the crushed pills while pregnant or planning to become pregnant can lead to birth defects in male babies. In men, it can cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems, such as the inability to get or maintain an erection. Other side effects can include chills, dizziness or lightheadedness, and cold sweats.
Something else worth noting about these alternatives to PRP injections is that they require daily use. PRP injections are low-maintenance.
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Benefits of PRP Hair Loss Treatments
There are many reasons that HealthGAINS doctors recommend PRP hair loss treatments. First, PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood through a blood sample. HealthGAINS medical professionals then use this blood sample to make an injectable medication that will stimulate cell growth in the patient’s scalp. There is very minimal discomfort associated with the actual procedure, which is performed with local anesthesia.
The solution stimulates blood flow to the area, too, which can promote follicle growth and development. One of the things patients often like about PRP injections is that the method does not involve introducing any foreign substances into the body. This approach also means that patients do not have to deal with the stress and significant cost of a surgical procedure.
The results are also longer lasting than some of the other approaches to hair loss. After a series of initial PRP treatments, most patients only have to return once a year to have a touch-up. Complex male-pattern baldness may require monthly injections. However, this is still far less frequent than the daily applications other hair loss treatments require.
HealthGAINS Can Help Create a Customized Plan for Those Concerned About Hair Loss
A HealthGAINS doctor can answer any questions about PRP and its potential side effects. Patients do not need to continue spending time hiding in the shadows or being self-conscious about hair loss.
Our team works directly with each patient to create a customized plan that addresses their medical concerns, including hair loss. After a free phone consultation with a wellness advisor, they will meet with a HealthGAINS medical professional to create this plan. This is a perfect time for you to ask about any potential side effects of a PRP injection and discuss any concerns that you have.
Interested parties can call HealthGAINS at (305) 682-1818 to learn more about how PRP injections can help with their hair loss. Make an appointment with a HealthGAINS hair restoration specialist today.