Regardless if you are male or female, hair loss can be a drag. It can decrease confidence and leave you feeling self-conscious around others. While traditional hair restoration methods may seem overwhelming, a more innovative solution is here! It is called Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP.
Why PRP for hair loss?
Platelet-Rich plasma in the blood contains growth factors that regenerate tissue and stimulate healing. While it has been known to treat facial wrinkles and scarring for some time, recent evidence shows it can also promote hair growth. The process begins with your doctor drawing a small amount of blood from the arm. Using a centrifuge, the blood is spun to separate the PRP from the red blood cells. The PRP is then injected into the scalp.
What about side effects and recovery?
PRP treatments are simple, relatively quick and nonsurgical, meaning you won’t be spending weeks recovering. No sedation is used, but you will feel little to no pain during the procedure. After just a few separate treatments, you will begin to notice natural-looking results. Used in conjunction with hair transplants, you will see the most effective results.
Am I a candidate?
Almost anyone can benefit from PRP treatments, however there are some exceptions. Treatment is not recommended for heavy smokers, drug users and alcohol users. Those with hemodynamic instability, sepsis, chronic infections, chronic liver or skin diseases, cancer or systemic diseases should also refrain from using these treatments. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate is to speak with your doctor. Since PRP uses the patient’s own blood, there is no chance of obtaining an infection from another human being or of having an allergic reaction to the injection.
Learn more or schedule your consultation
If you have been struggling with hair loss and are looking for a safe, nonsurgical treatment option, PRP may be the solution for you. Chicagoland Aesthetics is happy to add PRP treatments as an option for patients who want to get back their confidence with thick, natural, healthy-looking hair. Contact us to learn more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified doctors. Visit our website or call one of our three Chicago-area clinics today:
Chicago: (773) 697-4033
Schaumburg: (847) 884-8346
Naperville: (630) 369-6644