While bald looks good on Dwayne Johnson and Michael Jordan, it’s not the look every man wants. Most male-pattern baldness historically has been viewed as a symptom of getting older without much opportunity to reverse it. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), however, is a relatively new approach, and there is some scientific evidence to suggest that it can promote hair growth.
To make PRP, your doctor takes some of your blood, spins it to separate the platelets from the other cells, and then puts the platelets back into the liquid part of your blood (the plasma). Why does that matter? Because platelets have hundreds of specialized proteins called growth factors that aid healing. PRP is most, which has many more platelets than normal blood, is often used to treat wounds, tendon tears, and arthritis pain.
For hair loss, PRP is injected into the patient’s scalp, helping to stimulate the hair follicle to aid in hair regrowth without pain. Often you will have multiple treatments in the beginning with a possible booster treatment later. Typically, though, improvement begins as soon as the procedure is done and continues for about three months. The overall effects can last for more than a year. Talk to the doctors at Windsor Dermatology about how platelet-rich plasma therapy might be right for you.