One of the problems a lot of people face on a daily basis is thinning hair or hair loss. Fortunately, there is another cure for hair loss, and it is all in a person’s blood.
Hair loss is attributed to various circumstances. It can be genetic, it can also be due to a person’s lifestyle and it could also be due to age. This is not an unusual condition at all, and the good news is that there are so many options to cure hair loss in the market. Depending on a person’s budget, there are special sprays, or creams or lotions or even wigs and hair plugs available today.
There is more good news to those who are suffering from hair loss as there is another cure. Such cure is not found by going on an adventure to a very distant land or traveling to an alternate dimension. In fact, it all lies in a person’s blood.
This new cure for hair loss is found in a technique called “Platelet Rich Plasma Hair Restoration” or PRP for short.
According to Dr. Laura Bennack of Radiance Med Spa, this technique is done by simply drawing blood from the person and placing it in a special tube filled with a kind of gel that separates the platelets and the growth factors.
Once in the tube with the gel, the tube is then placed in a centrifuge and is spun for about seven minutes in order to separate the platelets from the blood.
The PRP is re-injected into the person’s scalp using a special syringe that has three needles in it. This stimulates the hair follicles with growth factors to make it grow. The number of injections will depend on how big is the area that will be treated.
This procedure is done in three treatments. Each of those treatments are done a month apart.
A hairstylist named Chad Gunter sought out this option after seeing that his hair was thinning. To his amazement, Gunter already saw some results just after the first treatment. Gunter already spotted some baby hair coming in after the third week, and the results improved greatly when he came in for a second treatment.
“…I really started to see a big difference,” Gunter said, following that he just had a hair cut a few weeks prior and even his own hairdresser wondered what is happening with his hair. Gunter admitted that the needles are a little painful but the results are worth it because he can now style his hair again.
According to Dr. Bennack, the results that Gunter experienced after undergoing PRP are not unusual in both men and women alike, which only means more good news!
So, who can avail of PRP?
As told by Dr. Bennack, PRP is a good option for men who experience male-patterned baldness. Women who have thinning hair can also avail of this option, and so can men and women who are at the first stages of hair loss. The men and women who are beginning to experience hair loss are likely to see dramatic results in a short while.
There will be no need to constantly spend for creams and lotions as the results prove to be a long-term thing.
Naturally, a big procedure like this is going to cost a lot of money. For those who are willing to shell out some cash for a procedure like this, PRP can cost about $500-$800 for each treatment. After the first three treatments, patients are required to come back every eight months for a maintenance treatment as well.
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