PRP For Hair Loss in Michigan: Uses And Benefits
Hair loss is a condition affecting millions of people. The thinning of hair follicles is the primary cause, as they become so brittle that growing hair in that area is stopped altogether. Men usually suffer from the condition more than women, but it’s still prevalent in both sexes.
Since the condition is so widespread among the population, many doctors have been working to find new solutions that could benefit both man and women alike. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) has gained the attention of medical professionals and patients. However, there is an ongoing research about the effectiveness and benefits this procedure offers.
HOW IS PRP USED?
Some doctors utilize PRP to stop and then reverse the hair thinning effects which cause hair loss. Other doctors combine this therapy with hair transplants. Since PRP helps with recovery, they use PRP after a typical hair transplant procedure.
PRP therapy starts by drawing the patient’s own blood and placing it into a special centrifuge that separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Then it combines the PRP with a specially produced activating compound. After the material is ready, the patient’s skin is locally anesthetized, and the injections are made in the areas where the hair restoration is desired. Platelets are known to stimulate growth and healing, which allows the treatment to be used in two ways: to rejuvenate and to heal (aid recovery).
PRP HAIR THERAPY BENEFITS
The primary benefit that patients and doctors admire? The PRP is made from the patient’s own blood, so all risks associated with donor blood are effectively eliminated. Allergies, hypersensitivity, and other adverse reactions do not take place with PRP treatments. The fact that the blood is a natural substance produced by their own body attracts patients who do not wish to engage with chemicals or donated cells. The second benefit is the effectiveness of the procedure. Medical studies clearly show that PRP is effective when used to stimulate the rejuvenation of hair follicles.
PRP in Michigan works better for certain conditions than for others. PRP for hair loss has been proven to be the most effective with androgenic and hereditary alopecia – the two conditions that cause hair follicles to become thin until the hair is no longer able to grow. The results are typically seen within three to six months after the treatment. The best results are also seen with those patients who started with PRP after a recent experience with hair loss, rather those who allowed their condition to advance, since the treatment works with those hair follicles that are still present.
Alopecia areata (spot boldness disease due to the immune system attacking the hair follicles) is another condition that PRP has shown to be effective with. On the other hand, PRP has not been shown to produce a result with hair loss associated with chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
An important consideration for many patients is the cost of the procedure. PRP has been shown to be affordable and cost-effective, especially when other options such as surgeries are compared.
How to get started?
If you prefer a non-invasive treatment for your hair loss, then PRP for Hair Loss with Dr. Grafton is an excellent option. Ready to get started? Call us right now: 248-206-3973