There are so many skincare treatments out there that are designed to combat the early signs of aging and fight age-related and hormone-related conditions such as acne, Melasma, and hair loss. One of these treatments is known as the platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP). This skin treatment uses your body’s own plasma from your blood to help facilitate a more useful and glowing complexion, as well as treat hair loss. If you’re wondering who the best candidate for the PRP treatment is and what the best age is for getting the PRP treatment, here’s what you need to know.
What Is PRP for Hair Loss?
Hair thinning and hair loss are major problems that many aging men and women experience. Although there are some things you can do to slow down the process, sometimes it is simply a product of aging and hormonal changes. Despite advancements in science and biology, there is still no cure for hair loss. There are, however, several treatments that can restore hair growth, and increase its volume and thickness for a fuller look. The two most common treatments for hair loss are hair transplants and the PRP treatment.
The reason why the PRP treatment is the preferred method is because it is far less invasive than surgery. It is a newer treatment that stimulates tissue growth and speeds up the healing time for injuries and wounds. It is also used to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate dormant hair cells to begin growing again. Since some people are at high risk of complications after surgery, PRP therapy is the perfect alternative. Results are seen gradually within a few months, and many patients have noticed better hair volume and improved hair growth.
Who Is a Candidate for the PRP Treatment?
Anyone who is experiencing hair loss is a great candidate for PRP treatments, but it is most effective on people who are in the early stages of hair loss. The specific type of hair loss that PRP works best for is androgenic alopecia. This is a genetically determined type of hair thinning and hair loss that occurs at the top of the head.
It is also important to mention that ideal candidates are those who are in general good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations. Most patients will require multiple treatments to achieve the maximum benefits of the PRP treatment. The key is not to set yourself up for disappointment, but realize that the PRP treatment promotes natural hair growth at its natural speed. Although it will not give you immediate results like a hair transplant, the natural speed of hair growth is ideal for better looking hair in the long-term.
Who Should Avoid the PRP Treatment?
Women who are pregnant are not good candidates for the PRP treatment. This is because even the slightest infection could cause harm to the mother or the baby. It is best to wait until after the baby is born and, optionally, breastfeeding is over, before seeking the PRP treatment. Pregnant women may also not be ideal for the PRP treatment because of the changes in their hormones.
People on Certain Medications
Patients who have a condition that requires them to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil or Motrin are not good candidates for the PRP treatment. Any medications that thin or coagulate the blood can affect the clotting function of your platelets, which is an important aspect of the treatment. Alcohol cannot be consumed up to 72 hours before the appointment. Because of these interactions, it is best to consult your doctor to find out if any medications that you take can affect your candidacy for the PRP treatment.
People with Illnesses
Although the PRP treatment is a less invasive and more natural process than hair transplants, it is not designed for everyone. People who have illnesses such as cancer, certain malignancies or blood-borne diseases, current infections, cerebral palsy or Parkinson’s disease, or those with multiple medical issues should not seek this treatment.
Use the PRP Treatment for Hair Restoration at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
If you are looking for an effective way to treat hair loss, without the need for surgery and long downtimes, the PRP treatment may be right for you. Although there are any benefits to this treatment, it is best to consult with your doctor and do your research before booking your appointment. If you would like to learn more about the treatment, our specialists can inform you by responding to all your questions and concerns. You should never seek the PRP treatment from a non-professional source, but choose a reputable clinic that has years of experience and practice in the method.
At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, our PRP procedures are effective and well-loved by our clients. The short recovery time and natural results will have you looking refreshed and younger within months. If you want to learn more about how this procedure can help you restore hair growth and slow down the signs of aging, contact us at (416) 546-4664 or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Book your first consultation today and our skincare specialists will help you make the right decisions about your skin and hair.