PRP: Your Natural Solution to Hair Loss

Jan 11, 2023
PRP: Your Natural Solution to Hair Loss
Hair loss can happen to anyone, either brought on by age or heredity. The good news is that you can try platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a natural solution to hair loss, that may help restart growth and restore your hair.

If you’re living with hair loss, the first thing to know is that you’re not alone. One or a combination of many things, from age, genetics, and conditions such as alopecia, might be responsible for your hair loss.  

Statistics show that more than twelve million Americans used some type of hair growth product in 2020, signaling that millions of Americans are dealing with hair loss to some degree. 

The second thing to know about hair loss, and perhaps the reason you’re reading this blog, is that it can sometimes be reversible, and regrowth is possible. Treatment solutions such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can restart your hair growth. 

At New Vitality Centers, Dr. George Trim and his expertly trained team of medical professionals skillfully offer many options for hair loss treatment, including PRP. 

Find out if PRP is the right hair loss solution for you and say goodbye to your hair loss woes by booking an appointment with Dr. Trim and his team at New Vitality Centers in Brandon, Florida. 

Are you interested in trying PRP? Learn more about it and what to expect from this treatment below. 

How does PRP work?

PRP is an all-natural hair loss solution derived from your blood. Your blood is made up of red and white blood cells and platelets. The primary role of platelets is to help your blood clot and promote healing when you hurt yourself. 

PRP treatments take advantage of the natural healing power of your platelets. During a procedure, we draw a small sample of your blood and put it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components. 

Your platelets are then collected and injected into areas where you’re experiencing hair loss. These injections trigger an increase in blood flow to these areas, which helps accelerate the healing of your hair follicles and restart hair growth. 

Initial treatment typically involves a session once a month for three consecutive months. Maintenance sessions are also crucial every 4-6 months. 

Who is PRP for?

PRP can be used for all types of hair loss. However, it has historically proven to be more effective in treating certain types of hair loss than others.

PRP is most commonly used to treat conditions that cause damage to your hair follicles, such as alopecia. Alopecia is a condition that damages your hair follicles, causing them to shrink, resulting in hair loss. 

Is PRP safe? 

PRP is a relatively safe procedure. Using your blood for the treatment eliminates the risk of getting infectious diseases. During treatment, you might experience mild pain, swelling, or scalp tenderness, which are temporary. 

PRP may not be for you if you have some form of blood disorder or are on medications such as blood thinners. Please consult with us before undergoing PRP treatment for your hair loss. 

Ready to find a solution for your hair loss? Contact us to get started by booking an appointment online or calling 813-859-7339.