For many people, hair loss is particularly devastating and isolating. Actress Ricki Lake describes her decades-long struggle with hair loss as, “debilitating, embarrassing, painful, scary, depressing, lonely, all the things.” It’s for these reasons that she shared her story, to help others who may also be silently coming to terms with hair loss as well. We are so glad she did, because nearly one-third of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.
Thankfully, with new breakthroughs in science and technology, there are also opportunities to slow down the shedding and increase new hair growth. That’s a big relief for both women and men who find themselves thinning on top. One of the most exciting and popular of these new treatments is PRP Hair Restoration.
What is PRP Hair Restoration?
PRP involves drawing blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Then, the nurse injects the plasma directly into the scalp, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
We work with each client to determine the specific plan for optimum results with PRP. A typical plan includes monthly treatments for a short period of time (around 3 months). After that, the treatments begin to space out – from quarterly up to 24 months.
Does It Hurt?
Though the injections are in the scalp, the process is not painful. Most clients are relieved to find the process painless and simple, with virtually no downtime once it’s complete.
Am I A Good Candidate for PRP?
Though frustrating, PRP is not a magic bullet for balding. However, it is a remarkably powerful tool for those who have experienced mild to moderate thinning hair within the last 5 years or so. Studies indicate that it is especially successful for women and men with hair loss around the temples or crown of the head. To discover if PRP Hair Restoration is right for you, schedule a consultation with a qualified professional. Just contact Elan Skin & Laser at 615-814-4999.