PRP for female hair loss has become the most talked about therapy in hair restoration. PRP is plasma is drawn from your own blood, separated out and re-injected into your scalp. The natural concentrant contains growth factors capable of repairing damaged hair follicles and promoting growth.
Growth factors, in a sense, play the role of messengers, signaling skin cells to function.
The use of PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. An analysis in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, cited seven recent studies that demonstrated positive results in using PRP for hair loss consistent with our own experience for the right candidates.
In general, patients with early stages of hair loss are excellent candidates where the nutrient solution can help stimulate dormant hair follicles. PRP can be combined with other treatments including nutrafol and Rogaine.
Platelet rich plasma contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), TGF- beta 1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VFGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), Insulin like growth factor (IGF), fibrinogen (Fg), fibronectin (Fn) and thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1). These growth factors are believed to stimulate hair and stem cell proliferation and trans-differentiation, as well as the formation of new follicular units. Growth factors also play a part in hair shaft elongation.
Benefits can be noticed soon after treatment as the strength of existing hair follicles are improved. Over the course of 3-6 months, the benefits should be more evident. For optimal results, PRP Treatments are performed monthly for an initial three treatments; regular maintenance involves possibly once or twice sessions per year depending on response.