Is your hair loss making you self-conscious? Are you wearing hats to hide a receding hairline or bald spots? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments can prime your body to regrow hair. The professionals at Hush L.A. Medspa, located in Los Angeles, are ready to introduce you to PRP to restore your lost hair and your confidence.
What is PRP?
PRP is plasma packed with platelets, the part of your blood that helps with healing.
During your PRP treatment, the Hush L.A. Medspa team draws a small amount of your blood and places it into a centrifuge that spins the blood, which separates the solid from the liquid components.
The white and red cells are discarded, and the platelets are harvested and added back to the plasma. Platelets contain growth factors that promote cell regeneration.
When PRP is injected into your scalp, it triggers hair growth. Hair follicles are nourished by an increased blood supply. The result is a thicker hair shaft.
Also, PRP is thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve the scalp condition that is causing your hair to fall out.
What to expect during your PRP treatment
PRP treatments for hair loss is a two step process.
A Hush L.A. Medspa professional draws blood from your arm and places it into a centrifuge to separate fluids from solids. After about 10 minutes, the blood separates into three layers — platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells.
The PRP layer is drawn into a syringe with a fine needle. It is then injected into the parts of your scalp that need more hair. The treatment is quick and relatively painless.
PRP, like any therapy that involves injections, has certain risks:
- Injury to nerves
- Injury to blood vessels
- Scar tissue
- Calcification at injection sites
- Negative reaction to anesthetic
Does PRP for hair loss really work?
Sure, PRP for hair loss has its doubters. But there’s growing evidence that this novel therapy for hair loss works.
A Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery article looked at the results of four sessions of PRP therapy for hair loss. The article concluded, “PRP injection is a simple, cost-effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), with high overall patient satisfaction.”
Are you curious about how PRP therapy can slow your hair loss and regrow hair? Call 323-486-7339 to make an appointment at the Hush L.A. Medspa office, or book an appointment online.