PRP FOR ALOPECIA, DOES IT WORK?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a proven method for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Many patients have experienced great success with this in-clinic hair loss therapy. Androgenic alopecia, also known as Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL) and Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is a common, chronic hair loss disorder affecting both men and women. It is characterized by progressive hair loss and affects up to 80% of men and 40% of women. PRP or Platelet-rich plasma, is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma using your own blood. The current methods by which PRP is prepared report 300-700% enrichment, with platelet concentrations consequently increasing to more than 1,000,000 platelets/L.
Hair Loss Clinics began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells can promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Our PRP technician will draw your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Using a micro needling device, the plasma is injected into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. It usually takes minimum of 3 months to see an improvement. Most clients, both male and female, can expect to see a 25% to 40% increase in hair that they have lost. PRP Therapy for alopecia works best if your hair loss occurred within 5 years or so. It is more challenging to wake up hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.
In a recent study, a significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units. Therefore, average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR PRP FOR ALOPECIA?
Men and women suffering from androgenetic hair loss can be good candidates for PRP. It is a very safe procedure and highly effective for most patients. However, if you have underlying health issues, such as lupus or thyroid disease, then PRP is not recommended. Patients taking blood thinners should also avoid PRP.
PRP for hair loss is a simple, cost-effective treatment option for both men and women suffering from androgenetic alopecia. If you are experiencing thinning hair, now is the time to act to help restore your hair and gain your confidence back.
IS THE PRP PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
Our patients were pleasantly surprised that the treatment was not painful. The initial bloodwork may be unpleasant to some, but the PRP treatment is applied topically using a micro needling device. There is no down time post treatment, and patients can return to their regular scheduled day afterwards. The whole procedure takes approximately 45 minutes from bloodwork, centrifugation, to micro needling.
HOW MUCH IS THE PRP THERAPY AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD IT BE PERFORMED?
At HairLossClinic.ca and PRPTherapy.ca, we have a special promotion for PRP for ha ir loss. Our 6 PRP Treatment Plan, spaced out every 2 weeks (12-Week Plan) is what we recommend to our patients. Save $500 if you pre-pay for our 12-Week PRP Plan. Reg. $3000, current promotion $2500 for 6 treatments. Installment plans are available. Please give us a call at 647-492-9093 or visit https://HairLossClinic.ca or https://PRPtherapy.ca to book an appointment. Clinics in Toronto and Richmond Hill.