What is PRP for Hair Loss?
If you are one of the growing number of people who have chosen a minimally invasive, FUE hair transplant to restore your hair, you will undoubtedly look to protect your investment and support healthy new hair growth any way that you can.
We, at the New Jersey Hair Transplant Clinic, offer personalized coaching and guidance in this area to support you and your transformation as much as possible. We offer high quality, medical grade shampoos and leading edge healthy supplements that work synergistically with your hair transplant treatment to revitalize the scalp, nourish hair follicles and stop hair fall out.
Among the advanced cosmetic treatments that we offer for hair loss is PRP scalp injection treatment. Platelet rich plasma has taken the cosmetic world and New Jersey by storm, as it is used to boost facial rejuvenation treatments and powerfully restore youthful features. You may have heard of the, “Vampire facial” which is a facial treatment designed with PRP to use your blood’s own intrinsic healing properties for nourishing the skin and revealing a glowing complexion. This treatment has also been used in the medical world for many years to help ease pain and improve function for joints and muscle injuries. Many people don’t realize that this revolutionary therapy can improve hair growth and help retain the results of their hair transplant.
PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma. This simple, in-office procedure is less unnerving than it sounds. Though it utilizes your own blood and properties within it, only a small amount is drawn for use- an average of 20-60 ml. The sample is drawn from the patient’s arm in the office and treated for use while they wait. A simple centrifuge device is used to spin the blood and separate the components neatly, leaving the clear-looking platelet serum ready for use.
Human blood is made up of a few components, including red cells, and plasma which contains serum, platelets and white cells. The platelets contain numerous proteins and a variety of growth factors which are key for cell and tissue regeneration, so this therapy has proven useful in oral surgery, wound healing, sports medicine and a variety of other medical settings. Our platelets are considered to be our body’s first responders and they rush to the site of an injury to clot wounds or regenerate skin. Growth factors and fibrin found in the blood act as messengers to signal the cells for healthy regeneration and repair.