PRP Scalp Injections: How to Stop Your Hair Loss, Even If You’ve Tried Everything

PRP Scalp Injections

How to Stop Your Hair Loss

Hair loss is a frustrating issue that affects countless people all over the world. Your hair is often deeply tied to your self-image, and so it can be devastating when you notice thinning or receding. It’s more frustrating to try various solutions and find that nothing works for you. Even though millions of people suffer from hair loss, it’s easy to feel alone.

Luckily, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are continually developing ways to fight hair loss. One of the newest cosmetic hair growth procedures to hit the market in recent years is called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) scalp injection. It’s an entirely natural and minimally invasive option with proven results in hair re-growth.

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How does it work?

What’s the science behind PRP hair treatment?

PRP treatment is a relatively new, but beneficial option for hair restoration. It’s completely natural because it uses platelets from your blood, which are injected into your scalp in the areas where you’ve lost hair.

You might be wondering how your own blood could cause hair re-growth. Platelets are an essential part of your body’s healing process. These blood cells work by stimulating injury repair mechanisms and growing healthy new cells through their influential growth factors. They act like messengers for target cells. They also reduce inflammation and encourage new blood vessel formation. For this reason, PRP has been a valuable medical therapy used in surgical settings and sports medicine for decades. The use of concentrated platelets in plasma came on the scene in the cosmetic world in the early 2000s, and the various applications and possibilities for rejuvenation are being studied and advanced all the time.

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What to expect?

PRP was first used in hair treatments to protect grafts and accelerate healing after a hair transplant. The therapy was then developed to stimulate the re-growth of hair from damaged or dormant hair follicles. Here’s what to expect if you choose to undergo PRP:

  1. Typically, PRP is done over 3 monthly in-office visits that take about 30 minutes each.
  2. At each appointment, your physician will draw a small sample of your blood and place it in a centrifuge.
  3. The centrifuge will be spun at a high speed to separate the platelets from your blood.
  4. The platelet-rich plasma will be injected into your scalp in areas of hair loss.
  5. The plasma injected at the base of the hair follicles will encourage hair regrowth in those spots over the next few months.

PRP is not known to be an overly painful procedure, and you will be given a local anaesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Because the injections are superficial, there is no downtime afterwards. Some patients choose to have additional treatments once or twice per year to maintain healthy follicles and hair fullness.

As we mentioned earlier, hair loss is such a common problem. Everyone knows about male pattern baldness, but what you might not know is that it can start even before the age of 25. For someone who is starting a career and trying to date, this can be a big obstacle. Another thing you might not have heard is that many women experience hair loss problems in their lifetime. Having a full hair is a beauty standard that many women hold themselves to, so hair loss tends to cause them a great deal of stress.

Depending on age and other factors, there are specific hair treatments (like hair transplants) that won’t work for everyone. The good news is that anyone who is experiencing hair loss is a good candidate for PRP scalp injections, regardless of age or gender. So if you’ve been told that other procedures aren’t right for you, there’s still hope.

You are a good candidate for PRP if you are:

  • A man or woman experiencing hair thinning, baldness, or a receding hairline
  • Searching for an affordable treatment option for your hair loss
  • Wanting a natural solution with a minimal infection risk and no risk of allergy
  • Hoping for a relatively simple and straightforward treatment that won’t require you to take much time out of your busy life

PRP cannot grow hair in bald areas where there are no functioning follicles. However, most patients who undergo PRP see accelerated hair growth in areas of hair loss, leading to improved hair density and growth. It will take a few months for results to become noticeable, so patience is critical. During your initial 3 treatments, your damaged or dormant hair follicles will be stimulated by the platelet growth factors that trigger your hair to start growing. The improved blood supply to each hair root helps fuel healthy strand thickening and increases the anagen phase of the hair cycle.

We want you to find the treatment option for your hair loss problem that will give you the most satisfying results. There a few benefits that have led many Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic patients to report tremendous satisfaction with PRP treatments after trying everything else:

  • Each in-office PRP session is painless and quick.
  • The PRP hair treatment cost is much less than surgical procedures like hair transplants. Each application is around $1,200, and 3 sessions together typically cost approximately $3,000. (Prices are subject to change with time.)
  • It’s a drug-free and natural procedure posing minimal risk to your health.
  • There’s no downtime.
  • There are no limiting factors due to age or gender.

Dr. Cory Torgerson is an expert facial cosmetic surgeon with specific expertise in hair transplant and hair restoration. He has extensive knowledge of innovative procedures to treat diverse hair loss problems. Dr. Torgerson is committed to helping patients get back to feeling confident about their appearance. He works closely with each patient to make their individual hair restoration goals a reality. If you’re considering scalp PRP Toronto, Dr. Torgerson would be happy to speak with you. Clients at our Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic will receive a thorough, no-obligation consultation. Now is a great time to learn more about this highly satisfying hair growth option. We look forward to hearing from you.

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