PRP for Hair Restoration vs Other Methods
It’s no secret that PRP for hair restoration has become the most talked about method of restoring the locks you once treasured so dearly. But as buzzworthy as this hair growth treatment has become, there many people still wondering, “What’s all the hype for?”
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts in Hollywood we’re always on the search for safe, effective and cutting-edge ways to bring you the best in cosmetic care. While so many associate cosmetic treatments with the face, we’re giving you all we’ve got for head-to-toe beauty in a heartbeat.
And it all starts with your head. According to the American Hair Loss Council, hair loss and self-esteem are an important pair.
“Our identity is constructed by and large, on how we see ourselves, and even greater impact on your identity is how we think others perceive us. The irony of course, on how others perceive us is totally influenced by the way we see ourselves”. The same article goes on to note that “Women, more than men look to their hair as a big part of their beauty. If their hair begins to thin, it can have a real impact on a woman’s self-esteem.”
And in the age of the strong, empowered woman, we can’t bear to see you anything less than confident, from the roots of your scalp to t
he tips of your toes. Enter, our PRP for hair restoration process that is second-to-none, both in efficacy and procedural comfort. Think of it as a microneedling treatment for your scalp, awakening roots and stimulating growth in a way you’ve never thought possible.
PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is the process of injecting a patient’s own platelets (blood cells that play many roles in the body including helping wounds heal and promoting blood clotting so a person doesn’t bleed too much when cut) into the body in a specific area that needs treatment. The platelets are retrieved from a blood sample that is taken from the patient’s body, and then separated from other blood components before they are injected back into the body. Studies show that by injecting these high concentrations of platelets into areas of the body that are inflamed or damaged, it can encourage wounds to heal at a much quicker pace.
How do the results from PRP for hair restoration differ from that of any other hair restoration methods?
Here’s how it breaks down:
A hair transplant, better known as Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) is a technique that’s been around since the 50’s. Sure, it’s tried and true, but if you choose this route, you’re also signing yourself up for weeks, if not months, of recovery time, painful wounds, and up to $15,000 in fees.
Hair Loss Medication
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery reports “While there are a variety of dietary supplements and vitamins marketed for treating hair loss, Dr. Alexander Sobel, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery President and board certified cosmetic surgeon, warns that there have been no clinical studies showing that these types of products can restore lost hair. Those who are genetically predisposed to hair loss—but have yet to start noticing thinning hair—may benefit from supplements or shampoos that support hair strength or scalp health, but results can be hit or miss”
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
As reported by Medical News Today, “PRP contains a wide range of growth factors and proteins that accelerate tissue repair. As some types of hair loss result from damage to hair follicles, researchers initially hypothesized that PRP could help regrow hair by reversing the process that occurs in androgenetic alopecia. A 2019 systematic review, which featured in Dermatologic Surgery, examined the findings of 19 studies investigating PRP as a treatment for hair loss. These studies recruited 460 people in total. According to the authors of the review, most studies reported that PRP treatments led to hair regrowth in those with androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.”
And the best part, it’s less invasive, with far less downtime than traditional hair restoration methods. We’re simply using your own platelets to encourage a long-lasting change within your body. For more information on our PRP hair restoration therapy, contact us today!