Nearly 50 million American men have male-pattern baldness while about 30 million American women have female-pattern baldness. Hair loss can start when people are young, but it mainly occurs after the age of 50. This age marks the period when over 50% of men experience hair loss. Fortunately, PRP hair restoration exists, and it could work for you.
At Tru-Male Medical, we have knowledgeable experts in PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy for hair loss who can solve your hair loss problem. We use PRP treatment, an emerging therapy for hair loss, since it works, and it is safe. PRP therapy helps regrow lost hair and virtually has no side effects apart from the mild pressure you may feel when injected.
Mechanism of PRP Action
PRP is the primary active substance in PRP hair restoration. PRP is blood plasma that has exceptionally high concentrations of platelets — many times more than the average plasma platelet concentration. Within these platelets, there are high concentrations of platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), transforming growth factors (TGF), vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), and several bioactive proteins that help wounds heal and hair grow.
The growth factors within PRP usually stimulate the production of new tissue. In PRP hair restoration, these growth factors move to the bulge area and the bulb region of hair follicles (places where hair stem cells concentrate), where they activate and increase hair growth. These growth factors halt cell death in the bulb region, which allows continued growth of hair follicles. They also stimulate an increased supply of blood around the follicles, which provides nutrients for hair growth.
The PRP Treatment Procedure
PRP treatment is a multiple-step procedure performed in the comfort of our office.
Treatment starts with the drawing of blood from a patient. The doctor places the blood in a centrifuge that separates PRP from the rest of the blood’s components.
The doctor then uses the PRP in the treatment area using specialized processes. Most patients notice hair growth in the weeks and months following the treatment.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
- Unlike most drug treatments for hair loss that have inconsistent results, all PRP hair restoration patients have reported improvement in hair growth and recovery.
- Unlike most drug treatments for hair loss that have side effects, PRP therapy has no side effects.
- Unlike hair transplantation that requires cutting the scalp and longer recovery times, PRP hair restoration is non-surgical. It leaves patients with no injury.
Remember, if you are looking for a hair loss solution, come see us at Tru-Male Medical in Oak Brook so that you can get all the facts about PRP hair restoration. Contact our office today to book an appointment!