Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments for Hair Loss
Recently Good Morning America aired a segment about the use of Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments or PRP as a non-surgical option for hair restoration. Dr. Monte Slater of Slater Aesthetic and Buckhead Hair Restoration has determined that the use of Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments can be very beneficial in the regrowth of hair alongside other treatments, such as NeoGraft Hair Restoration.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief women’s health correspondent, tried PRP herself. “That was about a six-month time period and you see it’s dramatic,” Ashton said today on “Good Morning America.” “Very impressive for me. I got a great result.” Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments for hair loss is catching steam, and men and women of all ethnicities are seeing results. Dr. Monte Slater and the Team at Slater Aesthetic and the Center for Anti-Aging utilized PRP for hair loss and other anti-aging treatments such as reducing wrinkles and improve urinary stress incontinence.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments?
PRP is a concentration derived from your own blood. It has lots of good growth factors that stimulate hair growth when injected into the scalp. Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments act as fertilizer on the scalp, especially when used in conjunction to NeoGraft Hair Restoration.
By definition, PRP contains a concentration of platelets that is higher than your blood. Once in the scalp, PRP growth factors begin to degrade quickly so any benefit to thinning hair will be short lived. Therefore, the PRP injection needs to be repeated 2-3 times a year to maintain any benefit.
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments work?
Researchers and Doctors, like Dr. Monte Slater are able to regrow hair in balding patients with a series of injections known as Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP). PRP is nothing new, but experts only recently have begun investigating its potential role in hair regrowth. The treatment involves drawing the patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red and white cells. After adding nutrients like protein, the platelets and growth factors are collected from the sample and injected into the scalp where the hair is thinning. The procedure is non-surgical and requires only local anesthesia, and takes very little time out of your day. You can come into our Atlanta location on your lunch break and have the procedure completed.
Sports medicine has used PRP for years to treat injuries to the Achilles tendon, joints and muscles by stimulating stem cells. Athletes like Kobe Bryant, Payton Manning, and tom Brady stand by PRP in their own injuries, all three of whom have suffered incredible injuries, and have all healed in remarkable time. In the case of hair loss, the injected platelets prompt inactive or newly implanted hair follicles to enter an active growth phase, causing the hair to start growing again.
Who’s a good candidate for PRP?
PRP targets androgenetic alopecia, the hereditary hair thinning that affects both men and women. Experts believe it may also be effective for women with traction alopecia, hair thinning caused by too tight ponytails, braids, and other styles that pull the hair out. According to researchers, the best candidates are people who have only recently begun to lose hair. PRP won’t work for anyone who’s completely bald and it won’t completely regrow all lost hair.