A good candidate for PRP Hair Treatment is any man or woman struggling with unwanted hair loss. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe, effective treatment for thinning hair and hair loss.
Because PRP uses the patient’s own blood cells, there are few, if any, known adverse reactions. The HealthGAINS PRP hair loss treatment is non-surgical and drug-free.
An Overview of PRP Treatment
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment starts with a medical professional at HealthGAINS drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood. The sample will be placed into a centrifuge and spin the blood down into its components:
- Red blood cells
- White blood cells
- Plasma and platelets (PRP)
Platelets stimulate regeneration and the growth of cells. PRP contains stem cells and growth factors that accelerate healing. The patient’s own PRP will be injected into their scalp. Blood flow improves immediately in the area surrounding the injection site, and the body grows new cells there.
With increased blood flow to the scalp, the hair follicles get more of the nutrients they need to grow thicker, healthier hair. When a living organism receives better nutrition, it can thrive.
How PRP Hair Treatments Work
The entire procedure is performed in the HealthGAINS office, and it only takes about an hour to an hour and a half. The number of treatments a person will need will depend on many factors, like the extent of the hair loss, the cause of the hair thinning, and the patient’s goals for the process.
What Can Cause Hair Loss
Hair loss (alopecia) can be a temporary phenomenon, or it can be permanent. Men tend to lose hair on the head more often than women, but anyone can experience baldness (loss of hair on the head, as opposed to hair loss on the rest of the body). For some people, thinning hair starts in their twenties.
Heredity is the most common reason that people lose hair on their heads as they age. Medical conditions and changes in hormones can cause baldness. There are six types of hair loss:
Scalp Hair Loss
The most common situation is when the hair on top of the head slowly starts to become thin. In male pattern baldness, the hairline at the top of the forehead recedes or at the “cap” of the head. In women, usually, the hair thins first down the center of the top of the head, but older women can experience a receding forehead hairline like men.
In some people, the hair will fall out in random patches (alopecia areata). There can be bare patches scattered across the scalp. Some people develop bare patches in the beard area or eyebrows.
Medical Treatments or Prescriptions
Certain medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can cause hair loss over the entire body.
Some medical conditions can cause total hair loss, as well. Some prescription drugs can cause hair loss. Drugs for high blood pressure, arthritis, and depression are a few examples of medications that can lead to hair loss. Permanent hair loss can happen after radiation treatment to the head.
A Physical Reaction to Emotional Stress
The phrase “pull your hair out” could refer to an actual situation in which a sudden shock, either physical or emotional, can cause hair to fall out in clumps. The hair loss is particularly pronounced when washing, combing, or brushing hair. Usually, this sudden condition is temporary, although it will take time for the hair to grow back and regain its previous thickness.
A fungal infection of the skin, like ringworm, can cause hair to break. Despite its name, ringworm has nothing to do with parasites. This fungal skin infection can cause scaly patches on the scalp and over the body. After appropriate treatment, the skin can heal, and the hair usually grows again.
Hairstyles that pull the hair tightly can cause traction alopecia. Chemical hair treatments like permanents can damage hair and make it fall out of the scalp. If the chemicals scar the scalp, the person might not be able to regrow the hair.
Regardless of the reason for an individual’s hair loss, a person interested in treating the hair loss can call to speak to a HealthGAINS wellness professional to find out who is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment.
HealthGAINS understands how important a healthy head of hair is to a person’s self-image—for both men and women. With today’s medical science and technology, there are constantly developing treatments for hair loss. Going bald does not have to be inevitable.
PRP hair loss treatment is a safe and effective drug-free, non-surgical way to get back the hair of yesterday. There is no downtime.
Prospective patients can call a HealthGAINS office at (305) 682-1818 to find out how the team can improve someone’s quality of life and confidence. A trained medical advisor can provide a free consultation.