PRP for Hair Thinning
What is PRP for hair thinning?
PRP for hair thinning is an excellent treatment option for thinning hair in both men and women. Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is part of the human bloodstream. Blood is a form of plasma, and it is comprised of red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets in your bloodstream are primarily recognized for properly clotting blood; however, are also comprised of many proteins. These proteins expedite the healing process. For example, when you cut your finger, the platelets in your blood help clot the wound and heal it at a rapid pace to avoid infection. PRP has higher amounts of platelets than normal plasma, allowing for increased healing and restoration to take place.
What causes hair thinning?
There are many conditions that can cause hair thinning in both genders. These conditions can be anything from the natural effects of aging to medical conditions. Hair loss can cause undue stress and self-confidence issues, but there are a multitude of treatments available to correct the issue.
How does the PRP procedure work for hair thinning?
Your provider will first assess the treatment area. Once you are deemed a viable candidate for PRP for hair thinning, your provider will withdraw a conservative amount of blood from your body for treatment. From there, your provider separates the platelets from the rest of the blood and strengthens them using centrifugation. Once this process is complete, the enhanced platelets are repurposed into the withdrawn blood for injection. Afterwards, when the PRP is ready, your provider will locate the target areas and inject the serum. Finally, once the serum is injected, the PRP stimulates the hair follicles and thickens the thinning areas, enhancing the entire scalp.
What types of hair thinning can PRP treat?
PRP is commonly used to treat:
- Bald patches
- Thinning hair
- Reduced hairline
Request an appointment in Vancouver
At Blue Water Medical, we use PRP for hair thinning in both men and women. To find out if you are a good candidate for PRP treatment for hair thinning, please call our office at (604) 558-3185. You can also request a consultation by filling out our online form.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.