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Use Your Own Blood Platelets to Regrow Your Hair

Use Your Own Blood Platelets to Regrow Your Hair

Plastic surgeons and orthopedic specialists have used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for years to aid healing following an injury or surgical procedure. It’s also well-known for reducing wrinkles, restoring lost elasticity, and repairing other age-related skin changes. PRP therapy can also reverse hair loss at the cellular level.   

Dr. Tiffany Su of Skin Shop MedSpa in Houston, Texas, is committed to providing exceptional care for your health and beauty needs. She takes an integrative approach to aesthetics that fits well with the natural appeal of PRP therapy.

Read why nonsurgical PRP hair restoration therapy meets our rigorous safety, effectiveness, and patient comfort standards.  

What is PRP therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an injection-based treatment that contains highly concentrated levels of platelets. Once injected, these naturally occurring substances enhance your body’s ability to deliver growth factors that improve circulation, wound healing, and cell regrowth.

The PRP solution comes from a blood sample you provide before the in-office treatment, which is placed in a specialized machine (centrifuge) that separates the platelets and plasma from other blood components. Dr. Su then injects the platelet-rich material into targeted treatment areas.

How does PRP therapy reverse hair loss?

Research is ongoing regarding exactly how PRP therapy stimulates hair growth. However, study reviews published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Surgery journals indicate that PRP scalp injections are “likely to reduce hair loss while increasing hair diameter and density.”

Scientists believe that one of the benefits of PRP is the increased production of specialized cells called dermal papilla cells. These cells, found in hair follicles, are critical to hair growth. PRP also reduces inflammation and improves circulation. This action enhances your body’s ability to deliver oxygen and other necessary nutrients to the scalp that help maintain hair thickness and volume.

What happens during a PRP treatment for hair loss?

Dr. Su develops treatment strategies based on a thorough evaluation, health review, and discussion of your goals and expectations. Each plan varies depending on your needs.

Generally, however, PRP therapy for hair loss is an in-office treatment that includes targeted injections into the scalp. The injections are quick and delivered just under the skin’s surface (subcutaneous) with tiny needles.

There is no risk of rejection, allergic reaction, or other adverse responses to the PRP solution since it comes from your blood. 

Most people respond best to three to four PRP therapy sessions spaced at one-month intervals, with follow-up maintenance treatments every four to six months after that.   

Hair loss needn’t be part of your life experience.

To book your hair restoration consultation, contact Skin Shop MedSpa here to schedule a consultation at our Houston, Texas, office.

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