What is PRP Therapy? Your Dallas Skin Specialist Explains
PRP Therapy: One of the Most Effective Ways to Regrow Your Hair & Regain Your Confidence
Did you know that around 56 million Americans will experience a form of hair loss at some point in their lives? With such a vast number of people suffering from this very frustrating cosmetic issue, doctors began using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP Therapy for short.
This treatment serves to stop hair loss from worsening and to induce regrowth and thickening of hair follicles. PRP Therapy has been used for decades to treat injuries in famous athletes such as Tiger Woods, Mo Williams, and Chris Tillman, but now doctors have begun using it on the scalp.
Here is Knox Dermatology’s guide on everything you need to know about how the procedure works and its potential benefits:
The PRP Therapy Procedure
The materials responsible for inducing hair regrowth actually come from one’s own blood. The first step of this process is having a small amount of blood drawn when you come into the office. During the actual procedure, you will be put under topical anesthesia so that you will feel no pain.
The blood is then spun in a centrifuge so that the platelets from your blood that contain growth factors are separated and made into a higher concentration to be more effective. The PRP is then injected into the scalp to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles to start to grow.
What are the Benefits of Using PRP Therapy?
Right now, PRP therapy is one of the most effective ways to regrow hair available for both men and women. It’s convenient and all it takes are four sessions, once a month, for four months.
It’s a great non-invasive and all-natural solution for patients where you can forego the continuous use of expensive medications or ointments. It also uses your own body’s natural elements instead of a hair transplant from an outside provider.
For more information about PRP Therapy click here. At Knox Dermatology Dr. George Wooming is proud to offer his patients this potential solution for hair loss prevention and regrowth. If you have questions about whether PRP Therapy could be right for you, contact Dr. Wooming today by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.