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Using PRP To Restore Your Hair Loss

Using PRP To Restore Your Hair Loss

Hair loss is frustratingly common, affecting tens of millions of Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Unwanted hair loss can strike men and women of all ages and can severely impact your quality of life and self-confidence.

If you're losing your hair, you're probably interested in learning about treatments that can halt or reverse hair loss. Unfortunately, some of the "miracle" treatments you may have heard of deliver far less than they promise.

That's the bad news. The good news is that a truly effective treatment is now available. Known as platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, this treatment is changing the way doctors treat hair loss.

At Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, our care providers pay close attention to developments in medical aesthetic treatment. We only offer our patients treatments that we believe in. That's why we're so excited about using PRP to restore hair loss.

Read on to learn more about this innovative treatment for hair loss.

What is PRP?

PRP is a regenerative therapy that uses injections of plasma harvested from your own blood to facilitate hair growth. 

Blood plasma contains platelets that contain growth factors and proteins. These compounds encourage the growth of healthy hair and aid in the growth and repair of tissue.

PRP treatment, which was first used in European countries over a decade ago, provides hair with compounds that foster growth. 

In addition to hair loss, PRP is used for a variety of other applications as well, such as revitalizing aging skin.

Harvesting your plasma

To obtain plasma from your blood, your provider uses a thin needle to take a small blood sample from a vein in your arm. Your provider inserts your blood into a centrifuge, which is a machine that separates plasma from other blood components.

Once your plasma has been harvested, your provider injects your plasma into your scalp. Plasma bathes your hair follicles with growth factors and protein that provide nourishment and hair-growing compounds. It helps your body restore and maintain hair growth.

Treatment is nearly painless and requires no numbing medications. Patients typically receive PRP therapy monthly for several months, although that varies based on the amount of hair loss, the reason for hair loss, and other factors.

What can patients expect from PRP therapy? At first, they notice that they are losing less hair. With further treatment, their hair begins to look thicker, and hair growth becomes denser. 

PRP therapy is especially effective in people with hereditary hair loss, such as male-pattern baldness

Don't put up with hair loss any longer

If you're losing your hair, PRP may be just what you need to change your appearance for the better. To schedule a PRP consultation with the providers at Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic, call 210-568-5816 or visit our website here.

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