Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Thinning hair and baldness are widespread problems for both men and women. However, innovations in the area of hair restoration techniques have led to the development of a few cutting edge solutions that can address the problem effectively. One of the key treatments that is growing in popularity is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration therapy.
The Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center or MBody is a state of the art aesthetic enhancement practice that provides latest non-invasive solutions as well as consultations for plastic surgery. MBody is led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin. The practice receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a unique hair restoration technique that promotes speedy hair growth. The technique is gaining quick popularity following its adoption by celebrities and sportspersons. PRP treatment is designed to provide a patient of hair loss with growth factors from their platelets.
These growth factors can stimulate the growth of new hair and reduce the loss of hair. The concentrated plasma is injected directly into the patient’s scalp, and can be used equally effectively for both men and women. Hair restoration experts believe that the visual results with PRP procedure have been very encouraging.
PRP Preparation and Usage
MBody laser center is committed to providing the best in class non-invasive solutions as well as plastic surgery consultations for its patients in Richmond, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia (serving those in and around Falls Church, Loudoun County, McLean VA and Washington DC), and nearby communities. During the initial consultation for PRP hair restoration, the experts will explain all aspects of the procedure to help the patient make an informed choice.
For the purpose of hair restoration, the PRP will be autologous, which means, it will be obtained from the patient’s own blood. The patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge, which will separate liquid components from solids. Platelet activators such as thrombin, calcium chloride, and collagen may be added. The separated solid component of the blood is PRP. The PRP is then reintroduced into the targeted area of hair loss through injections. It can also be sprayed during or after a hair transplant.
The injections may be scheduled at intervals of three to nine months to stimulate hair growth. Visible improvements will be noticeable in the first two to six months. The treatments may have to be continued periodically to maintain the improvements.
Action Mechanism of PRP
The absorption of oxygen from the healthy tissue allows the hair follicles to survive. Researchers studying the effects of PRP for hair restoration believe that when platelets and white blood cells are introduced through PRP, it can support the naturally occurring wound healing process of the body.
Researchers also suggest that PRP can be used not only to stimulate the growth of follicles, but even to prevent hair loss. However, the research in the area of the effectiveness of PRP for hair loss is still not at a conclusive stage.
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