Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment For Hair Restoration
Non-Surgical Treatment For Thinning Hair And Hair Loss
At BAXT CosMedical®, our board-certified dermatologists are pleased to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration. PRP is an amazing non-surgical procedure that stimulates hair growth in men and women.
Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
Hair loss and thinning hair is a common dermatological condition that is treated at BAXT CosMedical®. Upwards of 50 million Americans have male or female-pattern baldness. Most men and women experience hair loss after the age of 50 but for many if can begin even earlier. If you are concerned about thinning hair and hair loss, you may be a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) to stimulate hair growth.
PRP has been used since the 1980s for healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles. However, the use of blood platelets for hair restoration is relatively recent and has gained in popularity due to improvements in PRP methodology and clinical studies. Dermatologists began using high concentrations of platelets in an individuals’ plasma cells after researchers found that hair growth could be stimulate by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Numerous scientific studies have documented the efficacy of PRP for select hair loss patients.
The first step is to consult with Dr. Rebecca Baxt or Dr. Saida Baxt for a medical evaluation of your hair and scalp to diagnose your specific condition so that an effective dermatological treatment can be recommended.
How Does PRP Work To Stimulate Hair Growth?
After many years and careful consideration of PRP systems, Drs. Rebecca Baxt and Saida Baxt selected the Eclipse PRP® system. This proprietary PRP system and medical device is an FDA-cleared 510(k) Class II medical device.
PRP is the medical process of using one’s own blood which is processed to separate red blood cells and platelets to produce a concentrated solution of plasma containing growth factors that are injected back into your scalp. These highly concentrated growth factors stimulate your own body to recruit hair follicles and stimulate them to grow.
PRP Hair Restoration Treatment
Your plasma stimulates your blood supply with concentrated nutrients to your hair follicles restoring your hair’s growth process. In areas of thin or receding hair lines, renewed growth can be seen.
How Long Is The PRP Process And Is It Painful?
Dr. Rebecca Baxt and Dr. Saida Baxt explain to patients that processing your blood for the PRP process is a simple blood draw which takes just a couple of minutes, followed by a 10-minute centrifugation of the blood.* The entire hair restoration process is approximately one hour. Patients have minimal discomfort with PRP injections. The main side effects are swelling and bruising.
Is PRP Safe?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from your own blood so there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Dr. Rebecca Baxt and Dr. Saida Baxt advise patients that results are gradual. PRP hair restoration patients often see results after two to three months. Noticeable results are reported after six months. We recommend a series of 5 to 6 treatments be performed once a month for the best results.*
How Does PRP Compare To Other Hair Loss Options?
- Medications – Currently, there are two FDA-approved prescription medications for treating hair loss. These medications, finasteride and minoxidil have to be taken over time, have side effects and the results are inconsistent.
- Hair Transplantation – Hair transplantation is a viable option for hair loss but it is a surgical procedure that requires cutting into the scalp and can cause scarring. .
- Laser Hair Therapy – Laser hair treatments aim to stimulate your body’s own hair growth. There is limited evidence that laser hair therapy works.
Are You A Candidate For PRP Hair Restoration?
If your hair follicles are healthy, you may be a candidate for PRP therapy. The administration of platelet rich plasma in the target areas of hair loss or thinning hair can amplify your body’s natural growth mechanism to stimulate inactive hair follicles to become active.
Schedule a consultation to learn if you are a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed.