Hair transplants often involve injections or surgery, but the new frontier in hair restoration is a non-surgical process known as PRP Hair Restoration. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a treatment that uses your blood to nourish your hair follicles after they have been damaged. There are many benefits to this procedure, such as you only have to be in the doctor’s office for 15 to 20 minutes, but there have been some serious criticisms.
How Does The Treatment Work?
Platelet-rich plasma is naturally produced in your own blood. A healthy blood sample is taken from your arm and then, a dye that stains collagen and elastin is added to your blood. The dye stains the platelets, which are small bits of tissue found in every human body. If you are concerned about the use of dye, this procedure can be used without it.
Platelets help the blood clot and prevent bleeding. They are also an essential element in the production of your hair follicles. After PRP is applied to the scalp, it stimulates the follicle cell’s production of keratin protein, which gives your hair its strength and elasticity. The high concentration of these particles provides a boost of nourishment to your damaged follicles, helping to restore them as they did in their younger days when they were full of growth resources.
Is PRP Effective?
Although this is still relatively new, and thus data on its efficacy is limited, recent studies show a high level of success in some cases depending on the injury and how long it has been there. In some cases, it has been proven as effective as FUE hair transplants (Follicular Unit Extraction) but with fewer complications. Doctors still recommend PRP as a last resort in some cases because it’s not always what works best. Nevertheless, 100 patients who had PRP hair restoration at Michigan Advanced Aesthetics experienced a 30% increase in hair density three months after the procedure.
Who is a Candidate for PRP?
Men and women who are experiencing thinning hair or baldness can benefit from PRP. However, PRP is not a treatment for illnesses that result in hair loss. To sustain hair growth outcomes, a person would therefore require several PRP treatments every 6-12 months.
What Is The Price Of PRP For Hair Loss?
Three treatments of PRP therapy are normally given over the course of 4-6 weeks, followed by maintenance sessions every 6-12 months. The cost for the first three treatments varies from $1,500 to $3,500, with one injection costing $400 or more.
Many insurance plans do not cover the cost of PRP for hair loss therapy since they view it as cosmetic.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about this innovative, minimally invasive hair restoration procedure, contact Michigan Advanced Aesthetics. Their knowledgeable and experienced team can answer any questions you might have and discuss the most effective treatment plan for your hair loss. Schedule a consultation online or call their office in Royal Oak, MI at 248-542-3700.