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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments for Hair Loss
We are proud to utilize the healing and regenerating power of PRP for hair loss treatments. PRP treatments are best used to correct alopecia areata, genetic hair loss, thinning hair or baldness. The PRP is injected into the scalp area where the hair follicles are thinning. The growth factors that the platelets secrete stimulate tissue recovery by increasing collagen production in the hair follicle and these growth factors also stimulate healthy blood flow to the scalp. Regrow your hair today with PRP treatments for hair loss in Reno, NV.
Who is a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Almost anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. Women suffering from post-pregnancy hair loss or losing hair due to hormone reduction are excellent candidates.
Other candidates include people with hair loss due to aging and medication and those planning on getting a hair transplant who need PRP injections to stimulate tissue generation and cell growth.
While PRP is considered a safe treatment for hair loss, some people might not be suitable candidates. These include people with blood disorders or underlying thyroid conditions and people who are taking blood-thinning medications. The procedure is also not recommended for heavy smokers and people with active scalp and face infections.
During a consultation, our providers will perform an assessment of your hair and discuss your medical history to determine if you’d make a good candidate for PRP therapy. If you are a worthy candidate, they will develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs.
What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
PRP is an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is obtained by drawing your own blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge to extract the plasma from it. This plasma contains many of the components of the blood that allow it to nourish, repair, and maintain the health of the body. PRP is specifically comprised of platelets and growth factors. The concentration of platelets and the concentration of growth factors in the PRP can oftentimes be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than what is found in blood alone.
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Benefits of PRP Therapy
The PRP can effectively halt or reverse thinning hair follicles. This is an affordable alternative to hair transplants which can run you in the thousands and don’t always look natural or work as well as expected. A major benefit of PRP for hair regrowth is that it is a subtle gradual change that appears over the span of months, because multiple treatments are required spaced a few weeks apart, so the change is not drastic, and you, and everyone else, have time to adjust to your new hair growth. Another major benefit of PRP for hair regrowth is the success rate, which is very high.
What Are PRP Treatments for Hair Loss Like?
During your treatment session, blood is drawn from your arm and placed into a centrifuge for 10 minutes. This will separate the blood into red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma, and platelet-poor plasma. The PRP is drawn into a syringe.
A topical numbing cream may be applied to your scalp to help prevent any discomfort during the session. Once it has taken effect, the PRP is injected into your scalp.
The process usually takes around 45 to 60 minutes, and about three sessions are required to get optimal results, depending on our provider’s assessment of your hair loss. Each PRP injection should be spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart.
What Is Aftercare Like?
Getting PRP treatments for hair loss does not require downtime or recovery time, because it is a purely injection-based procedure. The most critical post-procedure instruction you might get is to not touch the treated areas. Minor swelling and bruising may be present for a short time.
How Much Does PRP Therapy for Hair Loss Cost?
The cost of PRP therapy for hair loss varies from patient to patient and depends on the unique needs of each individual. We will develop a customized treatment plan to address your hair loss needs and discuss the associated price during your consultation.
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We are dedicated to providing our patients with PRP treatments for hair loss and other innovative cosmetic solutions that are designed with their specific needs in mind. If you’re interested in learning more about PRP therapy for hair loss in Reno, Nevada, contact Sierra Nevada Cosmetic & Laser Surgery to schedule your informative consultation today.