Shedding up to 100 strands of hair per day is normal, but when you’re losing more hair than that or when your hair stops growing (anagen effluvium), you may notice that your hair is thinner. Stress, side effects of medication, and hereditary factors all play a part in hair loss.
Dee Stevens, DC, and Patricia Dawood, APRN/FNP-C, and our team of skilled professionals at Advanced Integrated Medical offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss in our two Utah locations.
Here’s what you need to know about PRP therapy for hair loss.
PRP therapy is a regenerative therapy composed of your own blood. Each PRP serum is made from a sample of your blood that has been placed in a centrifuge to create a concentrated serum of platelets. Platelets are small cells in your blood that are rich in healing factors and designed to help your blood clot.
PRP therapy is used to treat many conditions from sports injuries to erectile dysfunction to skin conditions. Here at Advanced Integrated Medical, our team uses the same PRP therapy to address hair loss.
Our team injects your serum into your scalp, followed by microneedling. According to research, microneedling helps your body better absorb the PRP serum. Together, the growth factors of PRP and the stimulating properties of microneedling work to make your hair thicker, fuller, and healthier.
You might consider PRP therapy for loss if:
If you’re struggling with thinning hair, a widening part, or a receding hairline, PRP hair restoration with microneedling can stimulate your hair follicles to grow.
There’s no need for a transplant because the PRP serum works to encourage natural hair growth. Although you’ll need to have a blood draw (just a quick pinch) and the injections, PRP serums help boost hair growth without surgery, plugs, implants, or incisions.
Many medications (both oral and topical) canhelp jump-start hair growth, but not everyone wants medication. Because PRP serums are created from your own blood, there are no synthetic ingredients used and virtually no risk of allergic reaction.
PRP therapy isn’t surgery, but you’ll need to be committed to the process of preparing your PRP serum and receiving the injections. You may also need to make a few lifestyle changes to help prevent future hair thinning. This includes avoiding too-tight hairstyles that may pull on your hair and managing stress.
PRP therapy works well in conjunction with other hair-loss solutions, such as stress management and eating a well-balanced diet. Stress-management techniques include exercise, deep breathing, meditating, and setting aside time to unwind. Food won’t eliminate thinning hair, but the nutrients you consume can support healthy hair growth. These include salmon, guava and other vitamin C-rich foods, spinach and other dark leafy greens, and iron-fortified foods.
Depending on your needs, our team may also recommend hormone therapy, vitamin injections, and other lifestyle changes to help support healthy hair growth.
To learn more about PRP therapy for hair loss, schedule a consultation today at our Salt Lake City or Logan, Utah, office by phone or through our online form.