PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy For hair Loss
Vascular and Interventional radiology specialist
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) ic concentrated blood plasma containing growth factors and other proteins known for facilitating wound and tissue healing. Research suggests that this same scientific process may also be a safe and effective treatment option for male and female pattern hair loss.
Patients benefit from this treatment by experincing a considerable slowdown in hair loss to no further hair loss, and 50 percent of patients can see their existing follicles regorw thicker, stronger, and faster for amazing results. It promotes wound healing at surgical site and simulates hair growth immediately following hair transplant surgery. PRP injections can be used in many ways during and after hair transplant surgery. Often the exxtracted hair grafts are soaked in this concentrated platelet rich- plasma or sprayed onto the scalp donor and recipent areas.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is an over-the-counter medication. Minoxidil comes in liquid, foam and shampoo forms. In order for the medication to be most effective, apply the product as recommended by your physician. Possible side effects can include scalp irritation and unwanted hair growth on the adjacent skin of the face and hands.
Finasteride (Propecia) is a prescription drug for men that can be taken as a daily pill. Some men taking finasteride may experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show new hair growth. Take medication as recommended by your physician. Finasteride may not be as effective for men over 60.
Other medications. Other oral options include spironolactone (Carospir, Aldactone) and oral dutasteride (Avodart).