PRP For Hair Loss – Platelet Rich Plasma in Springfield Missouri

PRP For Hair Loss - Platelet Rich Plasma in Springfield Missouri

PRP For Hair Loss

Have you lost your confidence due to hair thinning or loss? Are you looking for an effective treatment to restore hair in affected areas? Many men and women suffer from hair thinning, premature balding, or hair loss from hormonal imbalance, medications or genetics.

At Advanced Laser Clinic, we offer PRP therapy for Hair Loss. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair restoration involves a simple injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp. This is a safe and effective way to restore hair with minimal to no downtime.

What Is PRP For Hair Loss?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss is a series of injections that use the components of a person’s own blood to stimulate, repair and rejuvenate hair growth. Platelets are small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting process and which contain healing growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it causes mild inflammation that triggers the healing process. As platelets congregate in the tissue, they release growth factors which work with your stem cells to reverse the miniaturization of the follicle and jump start dormant hair back into the growth stage.

Benefits from PRP Hair Regrowth include:

  • Increases in the blood supply to the follicle
  • Increases hair thickness
  • Stimulates and promotes the growth phase
  • Balances hair growth cycle
  • Decrease hair loss

What Is The Procedure Like?

We start with a free consultation. During your consultation we will talk about what causes hair loss and what types of hair loss can be treated with PRP. We then develop a treatment plan to deliver optimum results.

On the day of your treatment, we will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area first. Next, we will draw your blood which is then separated and concentrated through a process call centrifugation. We then take only the Platelet Rich Plasma and re-inject this into the desired areas of the scalp.

What Are The Side Effects?

There are minimal to no side effects associated with PRP treatment. Some patients may experience pain, pinpoint bleeding, mild headache and/or redness at the injection sites. These side effects are generally resolved within a few days filling the treatment. There is no activity restriction after treatment. Patients may also shower/shampoo their hair normally just a few hours after treatment.

What Are The Results And How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Depending on the patient’s response to the treatment, PRP is typically performed once a month for the first three months. Then there is a follow up treatment three months later. After this series of treatments a 6-12 month treatment is needed to maintain results. Patients should start to notice new growth in the area after their third treatment although it can take up to 6 months to judge the results visually in the mirror. Results do vary from patient to patient.

Before and After Photos ©2019 Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, FAAD. All Rights Reserved.

Is This A Cure For Baldness?

PRP for Hair Loss is NOT a cure for baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia). The genetic medical problem will always remain. However, there is great evidence that regular PRP For Hair Loss treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenetic Alopecia and even works to increase hair density.

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