PRP has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal conditions and skin conditions. However, do you know this treatment can also be a solution to one of the most challenging problems in dermatology: hair loss?
While PRP treatment is ideal for those in the early stages of hair loss, PRP treatment can also help potentiate the positive results of other hair loss treatments like medications, hair restoration surgery, and others.
If you are considering PRP therapy for your hair loss treatment, this article is for you. Let’s talk about how you can incorporate PRP Therapy into your hair loss treatment and where you can go for effective hair loss treatment in Seattle.
Consult With Your Hair Doctor
When considering incorporating PRP therapy into your hair loss treatment, your first and foremost important step is to consult a qualified specialist. A hair loss specialist is a medical doctor specializing in treating hair loss.
Your hair loss doctor will perform a complete and thorough evaluation to determine if the PRP therapy is the right treatment for your hair loss problems. They will review your medical history and ask about your past illnesses, any medications you are using, or any procedure you have previously undergone. They will also consider important factors such as the extent of your hair loss, the underlying cause of your hair loss, and your expectations with the PRP treatment.
One of the most important factors that your hair loss specialist will consider is whether incorporating aPRP therapy in your treatment plan will optimize the results of your current treatments like hair transplant or medications and whether it is safe and effective for your hair loss problem.
Should PRP therapy be the right option to incorporate into your hair loss treatment, your hair loss specialist will devise a customized treatment plan that may include the number of sessions of PRP that you might need over a specific period.
Preparation for PRP Therapy
Once your hair loss specialist deems you a suitable candidate for PRP therapy, you will need to prepare for the procedure. Your preparation for PRP therapy may involve avoiding certain medications or supplements that can affect your blood clotting. It is crucial to follow all the instructions carefully to minimize any potential risks and optimize your results.
PRP Therapy Preparation and Administration
The next step is to prepare PRP injections, for which blood is drawn into a PRP tube which is then centrifuged for at least 10 minutes into a centrifugal machine. The machine will separate the platelet-rich plasma and growth factors from other blood components, such as blood cells. Centrifugation forces the plasma to rise to the top.The lower part of the plasma is PRP which can be further spun to increase the concentration of platelets in the plasma.
The platelet-rich plasma is then taken into the syringe and injected into the targeted areas of thescalp where hair loss or thinning is a concern. PRP injections are distributed evenly across the targeted area to stimulate hair follicles and encourage new hair growth.
It is pertinent to mention here that your hair loss specialist will apply a local anesthetic to the target area on your scalp to ensure your comfort during the PRP therapy procedure.
Follow-up Treatment and Maintenance
As mentioned in the above section, PRP therapy for hair loss often requires multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Your hair loss specialist will schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. To get the best out of PRP therapy, it is important to carefully follow the treatment and follow-up plans devised by your hair loss specialist.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss in Seattle
Whether used as a standalone treatment or combined with other hair loss treatments like hair restoration surgery, platelet-rich plasma therapy can boost the growth of new hairs.
At Northwest Hair Restoration, we have a highly trained and skilled hair restoration surgeon Dr. Robert Niedbalski who offers PRP therapy to stimulate hair regrowth and stop hair loss in its track. Our hair surgeon may recommend PRP therapy with other treatments like hair restoration surgery, medications like minoxidil and finasteride, and ACell therapy. We recommend a series of PRP treatments to optimize your hair growth based on your response to the treatment, the nature of your hair loss progression, and your expectations from results.
To find out how we can help you with your unique hair problem or to set up a one-on-one consultation with our hair doctor, contact our friendly team today at (253) 572-2949 or fill out our online appointment request form.