If you keep up with popular beauty trends, you may have heard about a vampire facial. This treatment for skin utilizes your own blood to help you look younger. What you may not know is that this treatment can also help improve your hair growth. Platelet-rich plasma, otherwise known as PRP, has the potential to restore your hair to its former glory. We at Medical Aesthetics of New England ae proud to offer our patients PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair restoration. We encourage you to learn more about how this advancement may be right for you!
How PRP Works
A person’s blood has two basic main components: plasma and red blood cells. Plasma is the part of the blood containing platelets and white blood cells. These components have a number of different growth factors. Growth factors are basically the messengers to your skin, telling the cells how to function and reproduce.
For those whose hair is thinning, growth factors are a great way to stimulate hair follicles into growing new hair. PRP is a stunning way to treat hair loss. It’s been documented to increase hair thickness, increase hair count, and lengthen the hair cycle’s growth phase. Because of how effective it is, the treatment has gained a great deal of popularity all over the world over the past few years.
When PRP is used for hair regrowth, the procedure follows a careful process. The beginning of the procedure is when a small sample of your blood will be taken. The blood will then be placed in a centrifuge, which spins until the plasma is separated from the red blood cells. Once the plasma is isolated, it will be injected into your scalp at the hair follicle level. The rich platelets will then get to work telling your hair follicles to grow. The entire process has been honed into a science that allows your entire scalp to promote growth.
For further info on how PRP can restore your hair, get in touch with Medical Aesthetics of New England and schedule a consultation with us today! The dedicated staff at our Acton and Fitchburg offices will be delighted to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. Reach out to make an appointment with us today!