The Key to Fuller, Thicker Hair Is in Your Blood: Learn About PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy isn’t a newly trending hair treatment. It’s actually been available since the 1980s. However, back then, it wasn’t used to regrow fuller, thicker hair. Doctors were using it to manage osteoarthritis pain and heal injured tendons or muscles. 

Today, Dr. Steve Warren at Regenerative Wellness Center in Bountiful, Utah, uses PRP therapy to restore the hair that you’ve lost. Without any invasive surgeries or complex hair transplants, he can boost your hair follicle function in just one visit, using nothing but your own platelets.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

PRP therapy uses the platelets in your blood to generate hair regrowth. Dr. Warren draws some blood from you and then puts it in a centrifuge machine. This spinning machine separates your plasma and red blood cells. Plasma is used because it is rich in platelets that have certain growth factors. Then, your own plasma is injected into your scalp, activating regrowth in your hair follicles.

What is the procedure for PRP therapy?

Although it sounds like a complicated treatment, PRP therapy can be done on your lunch break and have you back in the office by the end of the day. First, a specialist will draw blood from your arm. It’s quick and nearly painless, so even if blood makes you squeamish, you won’t notice a thing.

Next, Dr. Warren separates your plasma and then mixes the PRP with amniotic fluid and stem cells. Stem cells are your body’s natural healing properties, so using them helps the healing process and hair follicle repair. You’ll then get a high-powered numbing cream for your scalp to ensure you feel no discomfort as the doctor injects the healing compounds in your scalp every few centimeters. You’ll feel minimal pain once the treatment is finished, and you can even wash your hair the day after.

Why is PRP therapy the best option for hair regrowth?

Although those with thinning hair have other options to attempt hair regrowth, PRP therapy is the only treatment that uses all of your body’s natural healing properties.

There are only two medications that are FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of hair loss.

These medications have side effects like sexual dysfunction in men as well as dryness and itchiness of the scalp. Plus, you have to take them consistently, even though the results are inconsistent. In fact, a 2014 study proved that men who took these medications had little change in their hair growth. Comparatively, scientists have shown that PRP therapy had about 30% more hair growth, and in a 2017 study, male patients experienced thicker, fuller hair after PRP.

Hair transplants are another popular hair loss treatment option, but it is an invasive surgery that leaves scars, requires recovery time, and is costly.

Am I a good candidate for PRP therapy?

PRP therapy is safe and effective and works best on those who have recent hair loss. Both men and women receive this kind of treatment because both experience hair loss due to genetics, stress, or illness.

If you’ve been dealing with thinning hair or bald spots, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Warren at Regenerative Wellness Center. You can give us a call, or use our convenient online scheduling tool today.

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