PRP Therapy for Hair Loss – A New Non-Surgical Solution For Hair Restoration
Hair loss is a common problem that can leave you feeling self-conscious. It is estimated to affect 50% of men and 30% of women over age 50. Genetics, stress, and illness can contribute to hair loss and thinning of hair can significantly affect self-esteem. The daily application of topical creams sometimes slows the process and, for men, oral Propecia (finasteride) might help. I am pleased to offer a NEW treatment that shows real promise in promoting thicker, fuller hair after only a few monthly treatments. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) extracted from your own blood is placed directly into the hair follicles to stimulate hair growth.
PRP hair restoration is thought to stimulate and strengthen existing hair follicles but it does not create new hair follicles or restore follicles that have already died. Thinning hair is believed to benefit from PRP treatments, but PRP is not believed to treat complete baldness. It works by stimulating inactive scalp hair follicles. Your blood contains platelets, which are cells that stop bleeding. Platelets also contain growth factors that accelerate tissue regeneration and healing. These growth factors can help slow hair loss and regrow hair. After only 3 monthly treatments patients experience thicker hair that continues to improve over 6 months1,2 Generally, three to four initial treatments are advised, however, more may be indicated for some individuals. Current data shows results may last 18-24 months. Once your results are achieved maintenance treatments may be required to maintain your results.
Dr. Copeland’s PRP protocol includes using Rewind Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner to address hair loss and thin hair. Dr. Copeland’s hair products are formulated without harsh ingredients like dyes, parabens, silicone, and acrylites giving you a healthier and safer alternative. They are perfume free, allergy tested and color safe. Within a few weeks, hair is healthier looking and has more volume.
*Results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.
Dr. Copeland treats her PRP patient with 3 injections at one time to maximize precision and efficiency, with more comfort for the patient.
1 Gkini MA, Kouskoukis AE, Tripsianis G, Rigopoulos D, Kouskoukis K. Study of platelet-rich plasma injections in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia through an one-year period. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2014;7:213-9
2 Kachhawa D, Vats G, Sonare D, Rao P, Khuraiya S, Kataiya R. A spilt head study of efficacy of placebo versus platelet-rich plasma injections in the treatment of androgenic alopecia. J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2017;10:86-9