By 35, two-thirds of men experience hair loss and by 50 and 85% of men have thinning hair. By 60, 80% of women have experienced hair loss.
Hair loss may be a fact of life but now, so are hair loss solutions. At Laser Advantage we’re very pleased to offer Arthrex PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) a procedure that enhances and strengthens your hair follicles, by harnessing the growth factors from your own blood to diminish hair loss and activate new hair growth. Not only does new hair grow, but your hair becomes more vital, brighter, more “youthful.”
PRP is a non-surgical therapy with a rich medical history; it’s been used extensively over the last 20 years in oral surgery, neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery and sports medicine among others. It’s simple: blood is withdrawn in our office, just as it is for routine blood testing in a medical lab. We then spin the blood in a centrifuge to separate the PRP in a high concentration. Using a topical anesthetic, the platelet rich plasma is injected into the scalp where they gradually increase collagen and blood flow, resulting in hair regrowth. The entire procedure less than a half-hour.
How does it work?
Your blood is drawn — and put into a centrifuge — a machine that delicately separate red blood cells from plasma.
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
What this treatment can do for hair growth:
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increases shaft size (thickness)
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase
- Activates new hair growth
- Controls hair growth cycle
- Decreases hair loss
- Improves hair quality