If you’re one of approximately 35 million men and 21 million women in the U.S. with thinning hair or baldness, you’re probably looking for a solution. At All You Medical Spa in Mountain View, California, your board-certified physician and aesthetic expert restores your hair with the growth factors and healing powers in your own blood. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy — once a remedy for ailing athletes — can now restore hair, too, with or without hair transplantation. Call the All You Medical Spa professionals to set up a PRP hair appointment, or book one with the handy online form.
Platelet-rich plasma is one of the most revolutionary and exciting rejuvenation therapies to emerge in the last decade. Originally used as a therapy to stimulate new tissue growth and accelerate healing after surgery or injury, the board-certified physicians at All You Medical Spa apply PRP as a remedy for a wide variety of issues related to aging, including hair loss.
Your blood is made of liquids and solids. The liquid portion is called plasma. The solid parts of your blood include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Platelets are filled with substances that your body uses to heal wounds, such as nutrients, growth factors, and fibronectins. When you have a wound, your body rushes platelets to the site of injury so that they can nourish and heal your tissues. Platelets also coagulate your blood, so it stops flowing out of wounded vessels.
When your All You Medical Spa doctor creates PRP therapy, the first step is drawing a small amount of blood from your arm. Your expert puts the blood into a sterile centrifuge, which creates a slurry of wound-healing platelets.
Your doctor mixes the concentrated platelets with a small amount of your plasma and then injects the PRP mixture into the treatment site or brushes it on the site.
When combined with microneedling — a rejuvenation technique that creates tiny wounds in your skin — PRP regenerates your follicles and damaged scalp. As your skin and follicles rebuild themselves with new collagen and elastin, the follicles produce hair again over the next 12 to 18 months.
If you have extensive hair loss, your All You Medical Spa doctor may recommend minimally invasive hair transplantation surgery. Adding PRP to hair transplants accelerates healing and strengthens the follicles.
The blood draw for PRP therapy feels just like a blood draw for a medical test. You feel a pinch and a little pressure.
Most women and men with hair loss should be able to regrow hair with PRP treatment. Your doctor uses PRP to treat male-pattern baldness, peri- and postmenopausal hair loss, and alopecia.
To find out if you’d benefit from PRP hair loss therapy, contact the board-certified physicians at All You Medical Spa today. Book your appointment online, or call the knowledgeable office team.