No one wants to lose their hair. But the sad fact is that hair loss affects millions of people every year. According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men will begin to lose some of their hair by age 35. Once the big 5-0 rolls around, about 85 percent of men will have experienced a significant amount of thinning.
Women also have their fair share of hair loss challenges. An estimated 40 percent of hair loss sufferers are female. By the time they reach age 50, roughly half of all women will be dealing with some degree of pattern hair loss.
According to WebMD, men and women lose roughly 100 hairs each day. As you get older, your hair begins to grow at a slower rate. Even if you're losing an average amount, it takes longer for new hairs to appear, which can contribute to the appearance of thinning or bald spots.
Hair loss can also wreak havoc on your psychological and emotional well-being. A 2012 study published by the National Institutes of Health found that among 157 women who were surveyed, 54 percent reported some hair loss and 29 percent claimed to have at least two symptoms of depression.
As a result of hair loss people stop going to gatherings and taking pictures with friends and family, lose self-confidence and are always worrying about their appearance. We truly understand your hair is a very powerful part of your self-image.
This is why The Wellness Studio has added Platelet-Rich Plasma hair restoration therapy to our services. PRP hair restoration is an affordable non-surgical treatment that will help regrow, strengthen, and restore your body’s ability make new healthy hair.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the concentration of platelets that are derived from the plasma portion of one’s own blood. PRP contains various growth factors, cytokines and other bioactive factors. Because the plasma is autologous (i.e., extracted from a patient’s own blood), there is minimal possibility of any significant adverse side effects.
To obtain PRP, a small amount of blood is first extracted from a patient. This blood is then spun in a centrifuge that leads to separation into three layers: platelet-poor plasma (PPP), platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells. The whole procedure typically requires one or two spins of the centrifuge and takes up to 30 minutes. The concentration of platelets in PRP is usually around five times as much as in normal blood. This PRP is then microneedled and/or injected into a patient’s scalp in order to stimulate the bodies regenerative process and initiate hair growth.
A number of recent studies on platelet-rich plasma have shown favorable outcomes (often when used in conjunction with) on hair growth. I really like the fact that these studies are coming from all over the world rather than from just one country such as the US, limiting potential for any kind of sponsor- or self-interest-driven fraudulent “findings”.
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It might sound scary (blood draws and needles?!), but for the most part, there’s no real risk associated with PRP. In the event there is any discomfort, Tylenol after the procedure may be recommended by the medical staff. Bruising can occur but usually resolves within a week or two.
Patients who are experiencing hair loss with intact hair follicles are good candidates for PRP. These people may have excessive shedding, but they aren't completely bald. The sooner a person comes in to address their hair loss, the better their results will be.
How Long Does it Take to See Results With PRP for Hair Growth? Typically, patients need at least 3 to 4 sessions timed at intervals of 4 weeks each. After the initial 4 sessions, your doctor may ask you to come in for follow-up treatments at 6 months and then 12 months.
While hair transplant surgery offers remarkable results, some patients seek less invasive treatment options. PRP hair treatment relies on platelet-rich plasma to promote hair re-growth. This non-surgical procedure is a newer technique, but it offers promising results to those patients who are ideal candidates.