One of the more recent innovations in hair restoration is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy. The non-surgical hair loss solution offers a new approach to treating androgenetic alopecia – a condition that some experts estimate affects 58% of men aged between 30 and 50 years.
What is PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
PRP therapy was developed in the 1970s and has been used for a variety of medical and cosmetic purposes. Golfer Tiger Woods had the treatment to stimulate healing after an injury, while Kim Kardashian underwent a PRP “vampire” facial on an episode of Kim and Kourtney Take Miami. In the last 10 years, PRP therapy has also been recognised as helpful in treating hair loss and is growing in popularity as a hair restoration treatment. The process of a PRP treatment starts with a sample of blood being taken from the patient. The blood is prepared in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other components. The PRP solution is then prepared and injected into the areas of hair loss.
Does PRP Work as a Treatment for Androgenetic Alopecia?
In June 2018, the medical journal Facial Plastic Surgery published a review of research on PRP as a treatment for androgenetic alopecia. The authors analysed a total of 24 papers and found that 21 of them reported positive results. In all of the studies reviewed, PRP was performed by injecting the solution into the scalp with repeat treatments over the course of several weeks. The review concluded that PRP is a safe treatment for androgenetic alopecia, providing both patient satisfaction and notable improvements in their hair loss condition.
Where can you have PRP Therapy?
The leaders in hair restoration, Vinci Hair Clinic, offer PRP therapy at many of their locations across the globe. The treatment is performed by their highly-trained medical staff, who follow strict protocols to ensure your safety and comfort at all times. Other hair loss treatments for androgenetic alopecia that are available from Vinci include FUT and FUE hair transplants, finasteride, minoxidil, LLLT (Laser Cap) and Mesotherapy. Vinci’s doctors often recommend combining PRP with other hair restoration solutions, particularly hair transplants, to enhance the overall result.