Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Rejuvenation
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a sophisticated natural healing product made from a patient’s own blood. It has many applications for cosmetic medicine, including stimulating hair growth, accelerating wound healing, and rejuvenating skin. In particular, it is a safe, affordable, and highly promising means of treating male and female pattern baldness.
Platelets are small cell fragments with remarkable healing properties that occur naturally in our blood. By safely drawing a patient’s blood, introducing it to a centrifuge, and isolating platelets from red and white blood cells, practitioners of cosmetic medicine can create a concentrated natural healing serum rich with growth factors and bioactive proteins.
PRP can be applied directly to the skin or injected subdermally in order to stimulate hair growth. In either case, PRP therapy can be combined with micro-needle rollers and complementary treatments like Rogaine (minoxidil). In most cases, hair growth begins after two to four months and lasts for approximately one year. Generally, your newly regrown hair is thicker and more colourful.
In some cases, PRP hair rejuvenation treatments have been known to cause temporary pain and swelling. In almost all cases, discomfort subsides within six hours and is easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.