PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss in ReginaPlatelet Rich Plasma for hair loss is the most effective non-surgical alternative to hair transplantation. Body Sculpting Regina is a pioneer in this seamless therapy for hair growth, thickness, and strength.
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treats Hair Loss in Regina
Platelet Rich Plasma is the best non-surgical alternative to a Hair Transplant
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What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) & Why Does It work?
Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors. Growth factors can help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth. The use of Platelet Rich Plasma is a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a scientifically proven to be effective in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Who Is Platelet Rich Plasma For?
The treatment is great for all male and females who have hair loss even if it’s a result of alopecia. It is also the best non-surgical alternative to a Hair Transplant. The treatment is especially advantageous for those in the early stages of thinning hair who still possess some active hair follicles. Candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations about the final results of the procedure. Some people are not good candidates for the treatment, such as those with bleeding problems, a history of cancer, recent blood infections, poorly controlled diabetes, or uncontrolled thyroid disorders.
What Is the Process?
As with most procedures, there is a careful process involved in using Platelet Rich Plasma for hair re growth, beginning with a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm. The blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood tube to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. The process is meticulous — with injections beginning across the scalp, approximately at every half inch over the area of thinning hair — but typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half hour.
How Often Do I Need Treatments?
Each area and condition has a different timeline however the average is 1 treatment every month for 3-4 treatments. After this time, your clinician will go over a maintenance plan with you.
When Will I see Results?
Results for Platelet Rich Plasma for Hair Loss depend on a multitude of factors including age, sun exposure, history of smoking, area being treated body type, diet, and lifestyle. The treatment is working on the deeper skin layers so results really show 4-6 weeks after initiating a treatment plan. For certain conditions, patients see results as soon as the first treatment.
How much does platelet Rich plasma cost?
Typically a platelet rich plasma treatment costs between $1000 and $1300
Is platelet rich plasma effective?
Yes, multiple studies have shown that platelet rich plasma is effective in preventing further hair loss as well as stimulating hair growth on the scalp. Having said that, platelet rich plasma is not a cure for baldness per se and yearly maintenance treatments are usually required
Are the results permanent?
The results are expected to be permanent with an important caveat: the studies done to date on platelet rich plasma for hair loss have not followed people for more than one year. As such, our Body Sculpting Regina protocols dictate a yearly maintenance treatment after reaching the initial desired result
How does platelet rich plasma compare to hair transplantation?
Platelet rich plasma has many advantages over hair transplantation including no surgery, no scars, minimal discomfort, and no downtime. In addition, platelet rich plasma stimulates your existing hair follicles so that hair regrows in an aesthetically pleasing and seamless way. In comparison, hair transplantation depends on literally planting new hair follicles in the scalp; as such, the final appearance would depend heavily on the skill and artistic sense of the surgeon as to where exactly the hair is transplanted and in which pattern. Even when all is done perfectly as the baldness progresses the newly transplanted hair may will start look unnatural and out of place. This is a common reason why more than one hair transplantation is often required. Did we also mention that platelet rich plasma treatments cost only a fraction of the price a hair transplantation surgery?
Is the procedure painful?
There might be some discomfort from injections but this is usually minor and we take precautions to minimize this
What are the potential complications?
Swelling, bruising, discomfort may occur in the treated area. Even if they occur, these symptoms usually subside in a few hours
How many treatments are required?
At Body Sculpting Regina, we recommend 3 treatments spaced one month apart followed by another treatment approximately 3 months after the third (so a total of 4 treatments in one year). Thereafter, typically one maintenance treatment is recommended on a yearly basis
Does platelet rich plasma work for women with hair loss?
Yes, platelet rich plasma is as effective for female pattern hair loss as well as men.
Female Hair Loss
A staggering number of women (greater than 30%) end up experiencing hair loss and more than two thirds of these will start to see this after 50 years of age. Women may first notice a widening at the paritioning of the hair which then evolves into a more diffuse pattern of hair loss which some may start to describe or notice as a “see-through” appearance of their head. Hair loss for women tends to be a more distressing event than for women according to psychological studies.
“Androgenic hair loss” is the most common type of hair loss in both men and women. The second most common type of hair loss is the so-called “Telogen Effluvium” followed by alopecia areata (an autoimmune condition” and chemical or traction hair loss. Primary Cystic Ovarian Syndrome may also result in hair loss in younger women due to elevated levels of Androgen hormones (which is a central part of the disease). All in all, hair loss tends to be familial although it can sometimes generations. Platelet rich plasma has been studied as a treatment for hair loss in women and has shown outstanding positive results in hair thickness and fullness restoration.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for
Alopecia Hair Loss
The platelet-rich plasma treatment is found to increase hair regrowth significantly and to decrease hair dystrophy and burning or itching sensation in alopecia areata patients.
If you are suffering from alopecia then platelet-rich plasma could be the right option for you.
How does platelet rich plasma compare to hair transplantation?l
First, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) costs much less than a hair transplant. It’s less invasive and encourages your body to heal itself from the inside out. Although different hair restoration methods have varying results depending on your condition, many more people are increasingly turning to PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy over hair transplants. With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), there is a lower risk of scarring and side effects. Read more>>
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) vs.
Rogaine / minoxidil
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been proven to have a better response then Rogaine / minoxidil for hair growth and hair loss prevention.
Platelet Rich Plasma
- long lasting results
- only requires a few treatments
- provides better results compaired to minoxidil / Rogaine
Rogaine / Minoxidil
- short term results – if you stop using Rogaine / minoxidil you will likely lose any hair you have gained.
- required you to put lotion on your scalp and leave it on
- long term purchasing as it requires you to continually use the product to keep the results
Find out how platelet-rich plasma could be the right option for you to help with your hair loss.
Limitations with PRP Studies
The overwhelming results of scientific studies that have evaluated PRP for hair loss have shown positive results (please see references section). The main limitation of evidence on PRP for hair loss so far has been the short follow up period (which is somewhat expected given that this is a relatively new procedure) as well as the differences in techniques and number of treatments given in the different studies. Most studies have not looked at the results of PRP for hair loss for more than a year after treatments. As such, our own Body Sculpting Regina standard protocol calls for a repeat PRP maintenance treatment for hair loss once a year after completing the recommended treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Alopecia Hair Loss Evidence & Other PRP Evidence
J Cutan Aesthet Surg.
Study of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia Through an One-Year Period
2014 Oct-Dec; 7(4): 213–219
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) vs minoxidil Evidence
Patel PK, Singh SK, Gupta AK, et al. Comparative study of efficacy of platelet rich plasma versusminoxidil (5%-10%) in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in males. J Evolution Med Dent Sci 2016;5(2):131-134,DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2016/32
Dermatological Surgery journal
Hausauer AK, Jones DH. Evaluating the efficacy of different platelet-rich plasma regimens for management of androgenetic alopecia: a single-center, blinded, randomized clinical Trial. Dermatol Surg. 2018;4(9):1191-1200
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