Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment utilizes micro-needling to offer non-surgical hair loss restoration. And not only can PRP therapy mend wrinkles and acne scars, but these same mechanisms can be harnessed to provide hair restoration that is free from side effects. This is because micro-needling with PRP uses your own blood and your body’s own healing mechanisms, but in a more concentrated, novel fashion.
How Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Hair Growth Works
Your blood contains numerous platelets that signal the body’s repair mechanisms in the event of an injury. PRP begins when some blood is drawn and these platelets are spun out and isolated in a centrifuge, then combined into a concentrated solution. This solution is delivered via micro-needling into your scalp. The micro-needling provides micro-level trauma, while the sudden appearance of a large number of platelet makes your body think a significant injury has happened. This kicks the repair mechanism into overdrive and your body will start trying to fix anything nearby. Part of this process is the release of certain growth factors that stimulate things such as collagen production, along with nearby hair follicles.
What Can Be Improved Using Micro-Needling with PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss restoration promotes hair growth and lessens any ongoing thinning or hair loss. This means that PRP treatments can be employed to improve any of the following:
• Thinning hair
• Small areas of baldness
• Receding hairlines
• Loss of hair volume
• Self-esteem and confidence
It’s important to keep in mind that PRP works by stimulating existing hair follicles and promoting healthy growth. It can work on hair follicles that are not working their best, but it is not able to regrow or restore hair that is completely dead or gone.
Who Is a Candidate for Micro-Needling with PRP?
Most people can undergo PRP therapy regardless of skin, hair, or blood type. However, there are certain medical conditions that can affect the compatibility of your blood with the treatment or otherwise make micro-needling too risky to attempt. As long as you do not have any of the following, there is little reason you can’t be a candidate for PRP:
• History of heavy smoking, drug, or alcohol abuse
• A platelet dysfunction condition or clotting disorder (hemophilia, etc.)
• Chronic liver disease
• You are currently taking blood thinners or are on an anticoagulation therapy
• Chronic skin disease
• An acute infection
Can the Procedure Be Repeated for a Better Result?
Yes, yes it can. PRP therapy normally requires multiple treatments over a period of several months in order to provide the full effect. Without a regular kick in the pants, your body’s repair mechanism will taper off before providing the full nourishment and rejuvenation effect you want.
Get This New Innovation at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
Although PRP therapy has been around for a while, using it to treat hair loss is a relatively recent development. This constant search for innovative and effective treatments is what drives Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in our desire to give clients the beauty they deserve. Feel free to contact us by phone at 416-546-4664 or by email at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to arrange an appointment for a micro-needling PRP treatment to start mending your hair loss. Our skin and hair care specialists will also be more than happy to answer any queries or offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.