Hair loss affects millions of people every year, including men and women. If you don't have the hair growth that you desire, it may affect your confidence levels. You may even shy away from social situations because you don't feel comfortable. Regrowing your hair with PRP treatments may be an option for you, allowing you to take your life back.
What is PRP?
PRP treatment is also known as platelet-rich plasma. It is a non-surgical treatment that is considered extremely powerful. Components of your blood will leverage the natural healing abilities within your body to fight hair loss.
There have been a lot of well-documented cases on how PRP has been able to help with hair loss with approximately 85% of patients seeing an improvement within six months of going through the treatments. PRP is a stand-alone treatment option, but Dr. Gray also includes it with hair restoration surgery to provide better results. Over the past few months, Dr. Gray has changed his PRP protocol entirely to provide his patients with the most up to date effective treatment backed by scientific data. After producing PRP from a centrifuge, he further processes the sample with sonication which releases exponentially more growth factors. Sonication lyses the platelet membrane to release the growth factors, which changes the formal name of the product from Platelet-Rich Plasma to Platelet Lysate (PL), so then the new product, PL, is injected.
The additional sonication to PRP before injection has already delivered dramatic benefits to his patients. Since founding his practice up until a few months before changing his protocol, Dr. Gray considered PRP as one of several medical options all with similar advantages and results, but since incorporating sonication into PRP, the new PRP/PL treatment alone is THE BEST medical treatment Dr. Gray has to offer.
Who is a good candidate?
When you are looking for a way to fight hair loss effectively, it's important to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP treatments. Whether you have been affected by age-related thinning or androgenetic alopecia, it may be a viable solution.
Dr. Gray will look at your hair follicles under magnification and can evaluate the degree of miniaturization present. The Ludwig Scale is a standard way to identify the level of hair loss in men and women: Type I is considered mild hair loss while Type II is moderate, and PRP is frequently used for these two classifications.
It is important to note that PRP works on miniaturizing follicles, meaning if you have no miniaturization, then the PRP will not be as effective.
For example, if your hair is thinning from chronic telogen effluvium, then your follicles will be similar in size without dramatic miniaturization, but if you have androgenetic hair loss, miniaturization is present, and thus you will benefit.
The sooner you seek the treatment, the better results you are likely to experience.
The Treatment Process
In order to get the best possible results, advanced centrifuge technology is used alongside careful timing and an innovative application of PRP. This is how Dr. Gray's advanced methods at HT&RC have been able to provide more people with the results that they are looking for.
Three treatments are delivered approximately 2 to 3 months apart, ensuring that every hair on your head receives the treatment during what's known as the anagen, or active growth, phase.
The process is quick and painless. Plasma is created using a high concentration of platelets. Your scalp will be numbed, though you will be awake through the entire treatment. A tiny needle is used to inject the platelets into the scalp where your hair growth is needed the most. Perhaps the best part about the process is that there is no recovery time. The platelets actually help the injection sites to heal quickly.
Due to the size of the needle, there are generally no visible signs of having the scalp treatment. There is also no downtime, though you may find that your scalp feels a little numb following the procedure. If you have any glued on or sown in hairpieces, they will need to be removed prior to the procedure.
If you are looking for more permanent solutions to hair loss beyond hairpieces and wigs, you may be a candidate for PRP/PL.
There are all sorts of methods available to achieving hair growth once again. Platelet-rich plasma/Platelet Lysate & ACell treatments may be one of the best options for you, especially if you don't want to undergo surgery. However, it's important to look at whether you're a good candidate for the treatment.
Schedule a consultation with HT&RC today to learn more about the hair restoration services that we offer. Dr. Gray is passionate about people and is an ISHRS surgeon. As a specialist in hair restoration surgery, he is dedicated to raising the bar.