PRP is a hair loss treatment that’s been rapidly growing in popularity over the past several years, and Love Your Body Medi-Spa is proud to offer this service to our clients across the Las Vegas area. This is a highly effective treatment that involves using your own blood to encourage the regrowth of hair, and can even be combined with other treatments to achieve astounding results!
What Is PRP for Hair Loss?
85% of men experience noticeable thinning hair by the time they reach age 50, and 40% of those who suffer hair loss are women. The problem is common across a broad range of people, and this new breakthrough treatment can help those suffering from unwanted hair loss, and there’s little to no downtime following the procedure. It operates on a simple extract/separate/return process whereby your own platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is used to rejuvenate your scalp, allowing new hair to grow!
How Does the Process Work?
The process of PRP hair restoration involves four steps. First, we draw a small amount of blood from you. This is done right in our office and involves minimal discomfort. Second, we place the blood into a centrifuge and spin it to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. This concentrated source of blood plasma is then injected back into your scalp in small, strategically-placed injections.
The entire process takes around one hour to complete, depending on the areas that you need treated. After you receive the injections, you can simply go about your normal daily activities. There’s no need to take downtime for healing; this outpatient procedure is just that simple!
You may need repeated treatments until your desired results are achieved. While this can vary from patient to patient, additional treatments may be indicated every 3 to 6 months.
What Is Blood Plasma?
Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, the solution of protein and salt that suspends your red and white blood cells and platelets. It constitutes 55% of the volume of your blood, and plays an important role in supplying proteins to your body, and for the exchange of minerals including potassium and sodium, as well as helping to maintain a solid pH balance in your body.
It also contains stem cells and other growth factors that help with healing and tissue regeneration. All of these factors are essential in hair growth, and this therapy has been shown to be exceptionally effective in varied patients.
Is PRP Therapy Safe?
PRP therapy is 100% safe; since it’s using your own blood platelets, there’s no risk of rejection or complications. The worst side effects that you may encounter are slight discomfort from the blood drawing and re-injections, but these are no worse than getting a shot. Topical anesthetic is generally used to offset and minimize any discomfort you may experience.
PRP therapy is an entirely natural method of overcoming hair loss and promoting new hair growth. There are no risks involved, and since the blood cells that make up the PRP are your natural defenders against disease and infection, instances of infections from the procedure are exceedingly rare.