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PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss

As we grow older many of us experience the loss of hair. There are different treatments available that are surgical, and non surgical. One of our most common forms of treatments at our Mt. Pleasant office is PRP Treatment which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.

To begin with let's answer the question, "What is Platelet Rich Plasma"? Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition, it contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and possibly hair growth.

A consultation is needed before we begin a PRP treatment, and sometimes, we can immediately begin the process. Initial PRP treatment will last from 30 to 60 mins but times can vary.

We start by first drawing blood from the patient. This will allow us to place the blood in a vial, and enter it into our centrifuge. Here it is spun until the plasma has separated from the blood.

After we have taken the plasma and placed it into another vial, we then spin it one more time to get the PRP. The PRP is then placed into small syringes that we inject into the areas of hair loss. For some patients, the injections may be uncomfortable. For those patients, we offer local anesthesia prior to the injections which helps to reduce the discomfort. Patients are monitored photographically to assess the benefits of therapy. We will modify your treatment schedule based on your individual response to therapy. At our Mt. Pleasant office we have the knowledge to know when PRP for hair loss is appropriate, and the skill to inject the proper quantity of PRP at just the right depth to achieve the desired result — a skill that cannot be overstated.

Thinning or bald patches on the scalp can be treated by Platelet Rich Plasma which stimulates the hair follicles, encouraging them to start growing again. ... PRP is not a permanent cure for baldness and will not prevent new bald areas from forming.

For best results, consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient's response and results. Following this protocol, anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months, CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW FOR MORE!

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