Hair thinning is an incredibly common and occasionally psychologically devastating problem.  Most cases occur without identifiable cause (although low iron and thyroid hormone levels are occasionally implicated). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair therapy can help to restore and regrow your hair.

Your. Own. Hair. – not wigs, not extensions – your own hair.

Before & After

What Is PRP Hair Therapy?

This may be a surprise, but did you know that platelets in your bloodstream are full of natural growth factors. But here is the problem: platelets do not “magically” leave your bloodstream and deposit themselves into the scalp skin. In a Platelet-rich plasma PRP session, a vial of blood is taken – just like a blood test at the laboratory – and the platelets are separated from the red blood cells and white blood cells by centrifuge. The platelets – laden with hair follicle stimulating growth factors – are then delicately placed into the scalp skin at an extremely precise depth by a tiny, painless syringe. So in essence, when we perform PRP, we are functioning as the “medical mailman”: we deliver the goods to where they need to be…….

What Are The Advantages?

Well, for one, it works. Also, there are minimal side effects and risks involved with platelet-rich plasma PRP hair therapy. There is little to no pain associated with this non-surgical treatment option. The treatment allows hair to grow better and much faster than before. Patients have also seen less shedding as their hair grows thicker and fuller. The therapy is suitable for both men and women. It is impossible to be allergic to PRP as it is your own tissue, just going back into you.

Please be aware that PRP is a “finicky” procedure. The process of removing platelets and preparing them is more tedious than how it may sound; we have done PRP hundreds of times in our clinic (which, importantly, also has a certified laboratory. Dr Alanen, in addition to being a board-certified dermatologist is ALSO a board-certified laboratory medicine physician).

What To Expect During Treatment?

Treatment begins with a traditional blood draw for PRP harvesting. The blood will be spun in a centrifuge where the golden plasma is separated for use. This takes about 20 minutes.
Once the PRP has been prepared for treatment, a member of our team will identify the specific treatment areas. The golden plasma substance is then massaged into the specific treatment areas on the scalp. This encourages the growth processes in the scalp as the PRP interacts with hair follicles.

Am I a Good Candidate For Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP Hair Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma PRP hair therapy may be an ideal hair regrowth solution for you if you:

  • Have at least some hair
  • Are a healthy adult
  • Have realistic goals and expectations for treatment

A consultation with our team in Calgary is the best way to ensure this treatment method is the best option for you and your goals.

What Results Can I Expect?

Depending on the size of the area that needs treatment, patients typically require three to four sessions of PRP hair therapy to see results. You can expect to see thicker and fuller hair in addition to less shedding and thinning. Your hair will grow faster and be able to maintain its growth.

Are PRP Hair Therapy Results Permanent?

A full round of treatment consisting of three to four sessions is typically required to see results. For optimal and continued hair growth, most people repeat the therapy each year to ensure the best results for your hair.

Schedule A Complimentary Consultation Today

To see if platelet-rich plasma PRP hair therapy is right for you, contact us today at YourDerm.CA and schedule your consultation! Our team proudly serves you from Calgary, Alberta, and we are committed to helping you look and feel your best again.

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