Platelet-Rich Plasma To Treat Male Pattern Baldness

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Platelet-Rich Plasma To Treat Male Pattern Baldness

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   September 27, 2017
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Isha Agrawal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant

Male pattern baldness, scientifically known as androgenic alopecia, is a common hair loss condition that is observed in both men and women. In the age of a myriad hair care solutions, PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for hair loss has emerged as an effective treatment option for this condition.

Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about PRP for hair loss.

How does PRP hair loss treatment work?
PRP for Hair LossPRP therapy for hair loss is a relatively non-invasive hair regrowth treatment. The therapy entails using the patient’s blood that is processed to filter out the platelet-rich plasma cells. These enriched cells are then injected into the scalp to stimulate growth. PRP can decrease hair loss, reactivate dormant hair cells and improve the thickness and texture of the hair.



Who is a good candidate for PRP hair transplant?
PRP for Hair LossPRP therapy for hair loss is an effective treatment for those suffering from pattern baldness. However, those who are mostly or entirely bald or those who have been suffering from hair loss for an extended period will not be able to benefit from this form of treatment.



How effective is the PRP treatment?
PRP for Hair LossThere is no conclusive evidence to suggest that platelet-rich plasma therapy is reliably effective in the case of hair loss. However, the treatment works on the basis of stem cell therapy and triggers a wound-healing response to generate hair regrowth. A large number of candidates have benefited from this form of therapy, and it has also reduced the need for surgical hair transplants.



Is PRP hair treatment a permanent solution?
PRP for Hair LossPlatelet-rich plasma hair loss therapy has been seen to have lasting benefits. It is a natural form of treatment with minimal side effects. 

If you are looking for a safe and effective way to treat pattern baldness, PRP therapy might just be the answer for you. Consult your dermatologist to explore the best Retreatments for your hair loss concerns.



Reference links:
1. Platelet-Rich Plasma in Androgenic Alopecia: Myth or an Effective Tool-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4134641/ 
2.Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Hair Restoration - PRP Therapy & A-Cell™-http://www.orangecountyhairrestoration.org/prp-therapy.html

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