PRP for Hair Loss

PRP Hair Loss

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  • Overview

Losing hair can be distressing, especially when you lose it prematurely. Traditionally, doctors have been reversing or stopping hair loss through hair transplants and medications. However, these options have adverse effects such as prolonged recovery periods, scalp irritation, or low sexual drive. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is gaining popularity for various reasons, from sports injury recovery to hair loss restoration, mainly due to its minimal side effects. PRP injections can help stimulate hair growth naturally by increasing the blood supply to hair follicles. This helps increase hair density and hair shaft thickness.

Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Centre proudly offers PRP treatments for hair loss restoration, serving clients in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding area. PRP is a safe, minimally invasive, and chemical-free solution for hair loss in men and women.

What Is PRP Hair Treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a form of regenerative medicine that involves injections of growth factors to speed up the natural healing process in the targeted areas. Platelet-rich plasma for hair loss is usually a three-step medical treatment involving:

  • Drawing your blood, typically from your arm, and putting it into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
  • After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three layers; platelet-poor or plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells.
  • The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is drawn into a syringe and directly injected into the targeted area of the scalp.

Why is PRP for Hair done?

Doctors use Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment to help restore hair growth. PRP is typically used when hair loss results from androgenetic alopecia, a common condition that causes hair follicles to shrink in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Other reasons for hair loss include:

  • Age
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medical conditions, such as lupus and diabetes
  • Poor nutrition
  • Medical treatment side effects
  • Stress

Our blood comprises red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes), and plasma. The plasma contains platelets (thrombocytes) which are rich in growth factors and promote cell growth and regeneration. In Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelets are more concentrated than in regular blood. This high concentration of platelets contains numerous growth factors that stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation, leading to increased hair growth.

Who is it suitable for?

PRP for hair loss is suitable for those with early stages of hair loss or those with thin hair. Those with advanced baldness can benefit from hair transplants. You should also be in good health for the treatment to be more effective.

What Are the Risks of PRP Treatment?

Since the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) solution consists of a person’s own blood components, there are few to no reaction risks to the solution. Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries side effects, such as:
  • Calcification at the injection point
  • Injury to blood vessels or nerves
  • Infection
  • Mild pain at the injection point
  • Scalp tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Temporary bleeding at the injection point
When you go for the initial consultation, health providers will recommend against PRP for hair if you:
  • Are on blood thinners
  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Have a history of alcohol or drug misuse
  • How to Prepare for PRP Hair Loss Treatment

There are instructions that are just as important as the treatment itself in delivering the results you are looking to achieve.

Some things to avoid at least seven days before PRP treatment include:

  • Discontinue taking blood-thinning agents, medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements that contain these blood-thinning substances, such as Gingko, garlic, vitamin A, multivitamins, flax, cod liver oil, and essential fatty acids.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil, Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Voltaren.
  • Tylenol is acceptable if you need medication for aches and pain.
  • Avoid Propranolol.
  • Any prescription medication for heart and blood pressure.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure, as this can dry out the natural oils in your hair and scalp.
  • Avoid or minimize alcohol consumption.
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco products.
  • Avoid caffeine in any form, including tea, coffee, energy drinks, and gym supplements.
  • Avoid hair treatments like coloring and styling a week before and after your PRP treatment.
  • Increase your water intake to hydrate and make up for alcohol effects.

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  • What to Expect with PRP for Hair

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural method of inducing hair regrowth as it uses your own organic matter. PRP is drawn from the separated blood; the rest is not used.

The PRP is injected into multiple areas across your scalp and hair follicles. The usual treatment plan involves three sessions, approximately one month apart, followed by maintenance sessions every 3 to 6 months for best results.

  • After PRP for Hair Loss

Some of the side effects of PRP include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Scalp pain
  • Irritation during the healing process
  • Injury to blood vessels
  • Scar tissue at the injection site

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

woman tying shoes

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

Tips on what to wear:

  • Clothes that are loose fitting
  • Sneakers or flats
  • thin/stretchy fabric (leggings, yoga pants)
  • sweatpants
  • gym shorts
  • shorts
  • pants

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

woman tying shoes

What you need to know.

There is no special preparation needed before a chiropractic adjustment; however, attire can be important.

While you can be treated in a variety of different clothing styles, there are some general guidelines. If you are getting soft tissue work done, the area of treatment should be easily accessible.

After your first few visits, you will get an idea of good attire.

You will have to fill out intake paperwork and you’ll need to schedule an evaluation.

Results and Success Rates

It is essential to maintain consistency with PRP treatment to achieve excellent results. You may begin noticing results after two to three months of treatment. When combined with other topical therapies, PRP treatment’s average success rates are 70 to 90% for patients it is administered. PRP works better with younger people experiencing genetic hair loss and thinning. Your provider will assess you to determine your suitability for the treatment.

If you want to restore your hair for a fuller, healthier scalp, the team at Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Centre can help. Contact us today for more information.

Tips on what to wear:

  • Clothes that are loose fitting
  • Sneakers or flats
  • thin/stretchy fabric (leggings, yoga pants)
  • sweatpants
  • gym shorts
  • shorts
  • pants